08 Dec
Thu / 2016

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With so many exhibitions and galleries to explore at the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything on one visit. So join up with this tour that samples the diverse array of art on view at the MFAH today.

  2. FILMS
    Tower

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    In 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes in what was a previously unimaginable event. Tower highlights the fear, confusion, and visceral realities on a day when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Precious Metals

    Law Building

    Sample two remarkable collections of luxury objects made of gold or silver on this 45-minute, docent-led tour of precious metals at the MFAH! Selections include objects on view in the Glassell Collections of African, Indonesian, and Pre-Columbian Gold, as well as the exhibition A Texas Legacy: Selections from the William J. Hill Collection.

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Impressionist Revolution

    Beck Building

    Join this 45-minute, docent-led tour and explore what was so revolutionary about the paintings of the Impressionists—a revolution that continues to be felt to the present day.

  5. 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.

  6. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Glassell Studio School: Student Art Sale | Preview Party

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    The Glassell Studio School

    Shop the Glassell School of Art's Student Art Sale early, and enjoy holiday refreshments! 

  7. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Discovery Carts

    Beck Building

    Stop by the Discovery Cart and do something you can’t do anywhere else in the Museum—touch and feel the materials from which works of art are made. 

  8. LECTURES
    Degas and the 20th Century

    Law Building

    Presented by independent scholar Richard Kendall. This talk, held in conjunction with the exhibition Degas: A New Vision, explores Edgar Degas’s later creativity, which fascinated and influenced Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and other artists of their generation. Free!

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Degas’s World”

    Beck Building

    Discover connections between the exhibition Degas: A New Vision and the Museum’s collection, from work by Edgar Degas’s contemporaries and Old Masters that inspired him to artworks that tackled similar subjects, and more! Sample different aspects of Degas’s world each week on this 20-minute Docent-led Art Bite tour of the MFAH collections.

  10. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Luxury Goods”

    Beck Building

    This 20-minute, docent-led Art Bite tour features works from one of two extraordinary collections of luxury silver on view at the MFAH: the Glassell Collections of African, Indonesian, and Pre-Columbian Gold or the exhibition A Texas Legacy: Selections from the William J. Hill Collection. Each week's tour highlights different works of art!  

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