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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Art + Wine “Spirits Along the Seine”
Inside the MFAH Friday Afternoon Lecture “We All Watch Films, but What Does a Film Curator Do?”
Friday, January 30, 1:30 p.m.
Presented by Marian Luntz, curator, film and video
Hermes Mallea: A Caribbean Caper
Monday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Hermes Mallea, architect and author of “Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour” and “Great Houses of Havana”
Opening Day Lecture “The Seductive Power of Rubens”
Sunday, February 15, 3 p.m.
Presented by Alejandro Vergara, curator of Flemish and Northern European paintings, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid; organizing co-curator of the exhibition Spectacular Rubens; and coauthor of the exhibition catalogue
Artful Thursday “Devi: The Mother Goddess and Her Various Forms”
Thursday, February 19, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Prema Bhat, South Indian classical vocalist
Master Tours “Spectacular Rubens”
Monday, February 23, 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Presented by David Bomford, interim department head, European art; chairman, department of conservation
Lecture Series Archive: Impressionists
See a list of lectures in the 2011 "Impressionists" series, including many links to videos.