20 May
Mon / 2019

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

    SOLD OUT
    Beck Building

    Curators Helga Aurisch & Dena Woodall explore how the masterworks in Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art follow the artist’s development, his search for light and color, and his exploration of nature as a source of enduring inspiration.

21 May
Tue / 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
    Sketching in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Visit Bayou Bend during open-sketching hours, when guests are invited to draw from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Paper, clipboards, and pencils are provided. 

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Audrey Jones Beck Building

    Beck Building

    ​Join this 45-minute tour to sample works on view from collections throughout the Beck Building. Each tour includes different works of art, so your experience is always a fresh look at the Museum!

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    From Peasant to Artisan: The Rise of Mezcal and Oaxacan Cuisine

    Rienzi

    Join James Beard Award–winning Houston chef Hugo Ortega on a culinary adventure exploring the heirloom ingredients and unique flavors of Oaxaca.

22 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. LECTURES
    Kinder Institute Forum Lecture: Creative Design and Community Engagement Strategies for Long-Term Equitable Development

    Law Building

    Maurice Cox, Detroit’s planning director, looks at creative design and community engagement as strategies for long-term urban revitalization. 

23 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.

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