14 Nov
Wed / 2018

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Focus Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Enjoy an in-depth discussion about an intriguing aspect of the Rienzi Collection.

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    History Book Club “The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72”

    Rienzi

    Join other book lovers at Rienzi to discuss The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, a look at an 18th-century artist entwined with author Molly Peacock’s own story of self-discovery.

  3. FILMS
    “My Art” presented by Laurie Simmons

    Introduced by artist/filmmaker Laurie Simmons, who leads a Q&A following the film screening
    New York artist Ellie Shine (played by the film’s director, artist Laurie Simmons) comes of age—middle age—as she house-sits for a friend upstate.

15 Nov
Thu / 2018

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk at Rienzi “Torchères”

    Rienzi

    Associate conservator Trevor Boyd discusses the conservation and design of a recently acquired pair of English torchères—ornamental stands used to hold candles or other decorative objects.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol

    Law Building

    This docent-led tour explores the exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol, which features portraits of British royalty spanning 500 years.

  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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Hearst Foundation Educator Preview

    Law Building

    Discover the exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol during this special evening for educators! 

  5. LECTURES
    Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India

    Law Building

    Late in his career, Rembrandt created 23 meticulous drawings of emperors, princes, and courtiers from India. J. Paul Getty Museum curator Stephanie Schrader discusses this extraordinary group of drawings.

  6. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art + Lit “Contesting Modernity”

    Beck Building

    Local writers perform written pieces inspired by works of art on view in Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975. Afterward, write your own work, and grab a drink and a bite at Happy Hour Thursday!

  7. PERFORMANCES
    Houston Grand Opera Studio: Recital at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Sparkling evening recitals in Rienzi’s intimate galleries feature the exceptional talents of up-and-coming Houston Grand Opera Studio artists. 

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