23 Jun
Sun / 2019

  1. LECTURES
    Opening-Day Lecture “Making an Icon”

    Law Building

    On the opening day of the exhibition Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, curator Lisa Volpe explores one of history’s most iconic fashion photographs: Richard Avedon’s Dovima with Elephants.

  2. FILMS
    Jazz on a Summer’s Day

    Law Building

    This look at the Newport Jazz Festival features an all-star lineup including Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Thelonious Monk, Anita O’Day, Sonny Stitt, and Dinah Washington. 

24 Jun
Mon / 2019

  1. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Van Gogh Monday

    Beck Building

    During the final three weeks of Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art, the exhibition is open on three Mondays: June 10, 17 & 24.

  2. 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.

25 Jun
Tue / 2019

  1. WORKSHOPS
    “Learning Through Art” Summer Institute for Middle School Educators

    SOLD OUT
    Beck Building

    Middle school educators can “Gogh” all out at this three-day institute. The Museum’s art collections and exhibitions, including Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art, offer innovative methods for connecting art to your classroom.

  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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    MFAH Playdate

    Beck Building

    Children up to 35 months old, and an adult caregiver, enjoy a multi-sensory experience in the galleries. Families sing songs, listen to storybooks, and take part in fun, art-related games and activities.

  4. 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!

  5. LECTURES
    Curating “Prospect New Orleans”

    Law Building

    Get an inside look at the process of curating Prospect New Orleans, a large-scale citywide contemporary-art triennial. 

26 Jun
Wed / 2019

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Storytime Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Introduce children to the magic of art and literature in an intimate, house-museum setting. Storytime Tours are a fun and interactive activity featuring stories related to themes highlighted in the Rienzi Collection. 

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