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 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 “The Seine: North to Champagne”

Thursday, December 4, 6:30 p.m.


Film Screening & Discussion “Touring Taste of Dance Salad Festival 2014”

Thursday, December 4, 7 p.m.


A Golden Age of European Art: Fifty Years of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

Saturday, December 6, 10:30 a.m.


Artful Thursday “4th Annual Navidad Latina: Celebrating the Holiday Music and Traditions of Latin America and Spain”

Thursday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.


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”

Saturdays, December 20, 21 & 22, 7:30 p.m.


Author Talk & Book Signing “Hatshepsut: The Woman Who Would Be King”

Sunday, December 21, 2 p.m.
Presented by Kara Cooney, associate professor of Egyptian art and architecture, UCLA


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”

Saturday, January 17, 1:30 p.m.


Lecture Series Archive: Impressionists

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