24 Sep
Sat / 2016

  1. LECTURES
    Rienzi Symposium “A Sense of Proportion: Architect-Designed Objects, 1650–1950”

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    Law Building

    Rienzi’s biennial symposium focuses on objects that are the embodiments or extensions of an architect’s ideas or aesthetic. Scholars discuss objects made for particular spaces, objects used to explore new design sources, and objects intended to be part of an integrated space.

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Photography in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Are you an amateur photographer? The Bayou Bend gardens provide a unique opportunity! Capture the beautiful blooms, gorgeous woodlands, and formal landscapes through your own lens. 

  3. FILMS
    Time Bandits

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    In this digital restoration of Terry Gilliam’s extravagant fantasy, young Kevin learns there is a porthole in his wardrobe. One night, time travelers appear and take the boy on a crime spree through history. 

25 Sep
Sun / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Garden Photography at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Visit the Rienzi gardens and capture their oasis-in-the-city beauty from behind the lens. Snap photos of the colorful flowers, lush green spaces, interesting architectural details, and eclectic statues. 

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone

    Beck Building

    Families are invited to drop in and enjoy a variety of games, activities, looking guides, books, and mini-tours of the galleries.

  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. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Photography and Its Influence on the Visual Arts

    Beck Building

    Explore some of the ways photography has influenced paintings—and vice versa—through examples on display in the Museum’s galleries.

  5. FILMS
    Manhattan Short Film Festival

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    The Manhattan Short Film Festival is always a popular event at the MFAH! For this year’s 19th annual festival, more than 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities across six continents view and vote on the finalists. 

27 Sep
Tue / 2016

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

    Beck Building

    Take this tour to see a sample of the art treasures on display throughout the Beck Building, designed by Rafael Moneo.

  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. 

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