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. LECTURES
    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
    Meet the Books “Alluring Melancholy: Representations of the Tormented Artist”

    Hirsch Library

    Enjoy a 20-minute tour of Alluring Melancholy: Representations of the Tormented Artist at the Hirsch Library.

  2. LECTURES
    Flashes of the Finite: Sally Mann’s Family Pictures

    Law Building

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, this talk explores the genesis, beauty, and power of the photographer’s family pictures, examining their role as a cultural touchstone.

  3. PERFORMANCES
    Gallery Concert: “Van Gogh in Motion” with METdance and Da Camera

    Beck Building

    Three forms of the arts merge to create a unique musical, dance, and visual art experience!

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