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 mfah.org/calendar.

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Questions? E-mail lectures@mfah.org



Health & Wellness “The Art and Science of Meditation” Presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center

Thursday, June 16, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, assistant professor and director of education, Integrative Medicine Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center; and meditation and Tibetan yoga teacher, Ligmincha Texas Institute for Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts.


Armchair Travel film series “Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood”

Thursday, June 23 & Sunday, June 26, 3 p.m.



Armchair Travel film series “Munch from the Munch Museum and National Museum, Oslo”

Thursday, July 28 & Sunday, July 31, 3 p.m.


Armchair Travel film series “Matisse from Tate Modern and MoMA”

Thursday, August 11 & Sunday, August 14, 3 p.m.


Armchair Travel film series “Renoir: Revered and Reviled”

Thursday, August 25 & Sunday, August 28, 3 p.m.