The Museum offers a wide range of lectures, concerts, readings, performances, symposia, films, and more in Brown Auditorium Theater, designed by renowned Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Often, the programs are followed by receptions with the opportunity for the audience to meet the speakers, authors, performers, and other special guests.
For most events, you may secure tickets in advance. Pricing varies, with many tickets being free on Thursday and free with Museum admission on other days. For details about tickets to each event, click on the dates below or visit mfah.org/calendar.
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Gallery Concert “Christmas Gloria: Baroque Ornaments” by Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined
Saturday, November 29, 7 p.m.
Presented by Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined’s artistic director, Antoine Plante, and musicians
Art + Wine “The Seine: North to Champagne”
Film Screening & Discussion “Touring Taste of Dance Salad Festival 2014”
A Golden Age of European Art: Fifty Years of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation
Identity and Visual Arts: Antiquarian Korean Maps
Sunday, December 14, 2 p.m.
Presented by Richard A. Pegg, PhD, director and curator of Asian Art, MacLean Collection, Chicago
“Conversations with the Director” Gary Tinterow Talks with Philippe de Montebello
Talk, Yoga & Meditation “Yoga Nidra: The Deep Yogic Sleep”
CANTARE Christmas “Mother and Child: Songs of Love and Joy”
Master Tours “Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River”
Mondays, January 5 & 12, 3 p.m. & 6 p.m. each day
Presented by Helga Aurisch, curator, European art
Art + Studio “Inspired by Monet: En Plein Air Indoors”
Lecture Series Archive: Impressionists
See a list of lectures in the 2011 "Impressionists" series, including many links to videos.