15 May
Wed / 2019

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Tour “Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art”

    Beck Building

    Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art follows the artist through four key stages of his career, from early sketches to final paintings. This hour-long, docent-led tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to discuss the art together.

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    History Book Club “One Summer: America 1927”

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Join other book lovers at Bayou Bend to discuss One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson, which narrates the phenomenal string of events occurring during the summer of 1927—starting with Charles Lindbergh’s crossing the Atlantic.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Caroline Wiess Law Building

    Law Building

    Discover architectural and artistic treasures on this tour of the Law Building, designed by William Ward Watkin with additions by Kenneth Franzheim and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Twilight Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Relax with a glass of wine on the Rienzi terrace, and explore the house museum at twilight! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, good conversation, and live music.

16 May
Thu / 2019

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With more than 100 galleries and all the frequently changing exhibitions throughout the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything in one visit! Each “Highlights” tour includes different works of art.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk at Rienzi “The Hi-Fi & Album Collection”

    Rienzi

    Joel Pelanne, from the Museum’s Hirsch Library, discusses the hi-fi at Rienzi, and recent research into the remarkable record collection that belonged to Rienzi’s founders.

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursdays

    Beck Building

    Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour on Thursday, when general admission is free and the MFAH is open late! Enjoy music, drinks from the bar, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour

    Beck Building

    Discover something new every week with Art Bite tours, a series of 20-minute gallery tours that feature one or two specific art objects. The topic is the docent’s choice, so each tour is unique. These “bite”-size gallery experiences are quite a treat!

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Exploring the Artist’s Toolbox

    Beck Building

    Take a moment to touch, explore, and learn more about the different materials, processes, and techniques artists use to create works of art.

  6. LECTURES
    A Fan with a Stork Flying Over: The Japanese Impact on American Aesthetics, 1875–1915

    Law Building

    This lecture explores the interaction between American and Japanese aesthetics—an attraction of opposites—from the late 19th to early 20th century. 

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