Events & Programs for Adults

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 many events, you may order tickets in advance. Pricing varies, with some programs being free on Thursday and free with Museum admission on other days. For specifics about each event, use the links below or visit

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Art, Body & Mind “Mark Rothko: A Retrospective”

Tuesday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.

Art + Studio Workshop “Paint a Saint”

Saturday, December 5, 1:30 p.m.
Presented by Ken Mazzu, Glassell School of Art

Artist’s Talk: Photographer Sally Mann

Thursday, December 10, 6:30 p.m.

Artful Thursday “The 5th Annual Navidad Latina: Latin American & English Christmas Carols”

Thursday, December 17, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by the Latin Quartet: Nicolas Real, flute; Jorge Polanco, Venezuelan cuatro and guitar; Raquel Cepeda, vocals; and, Luzbel Jimenez, percussion

CANTARE Holiday Concert “Tonight, Eternity Alone”

Saturday–Monday, December 19–21, 7:30 p.m.

Tale-ing through Time: Jewish Storytelling in “Roman Vishniac Rediscovered”

Sunday, December 20, 3 p.m. (part 3 of 3)
Presented by Rabbi Dan Gordon, Temple Beth Torah

Art, Body & Mind “Mark Rothko: A Retrospective”

Tuesday, January 12, 6:30 p.m.

Lecture Series Archive: Impressionists

See a list of lectures in the 2011 "Impressionists" series, including many links to videos.