25 Aug
Thu / 2016

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

    Beck Building

    In 1992, Spanish architect Rafael Moneo was enlisted to design the next MFAH expansion, to be named for Museum patron Audrey Jones Beck. The Beck Building was created to hold the Museum’s collections of masterworks[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Tesoros del Museo de Bellas Artes de Houston

    Beck Building

    Esta tour se presenta en español. / This tour is presented in Spanish. Con más de 100 galerías y cambios frecuentes de exposiciones a través del Museo, es casi imposible ver todo en una sola[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Treasures of the Caroline Wiess Law Building

    Law Building

    The original MFAH building, a “temple for art” designed by William Ward Watkin in the Neoclassical style, opened in 1924. Additions by Watkin and Houston architect Kenneth Franzheim, plus two major expansions by internationally renowned[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Post-Impressionist “Isms”

    Beck Building

    Impressionism was based on the objective recording of nature and effects of color and light. Many artists who exhibited with the Impressionists abandoned the style in favor of their own highly personal forms of artistic[…]

  5. FILMS
    Renoir: Revered and Reviled

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    Law Building

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) is known and loved for his Impressionist paintings of Paris, among the world's favorites. However, Renoir grew tired of this style and changed course. This stunning film—highlighting the remarkable collection of 181[…]

  6. 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 drinks at the cash bar, beats by a local DJ, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Sculpture: The World in 3-D”

    Beck Building

    Sculpture, the most enduring form of fine art, has played a major role in the evolution of cultures around the world. A key indicator of the cultural achievements of classical antiquity, sculpture became an important[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “The Wild West”

    Beck Building

    “I knew the wild riders and the vacant lands were about to vanish forever . . . and the more I considered the subject, the bigger the forever loomed. Without knowing how to do it,[…]

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Two Continents in 20 Minutes: Europe and America”

    Beck Building

    Travel at warp speed to two continents in 20 minutes as you discover distinct parallels and differences between works by European and American artists on view in the Museum’s Audrey Jones Beck Building. Art Bite[…]

26 Aug
Fri / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Our Youngest Artists

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    Beck Building

    Babies and toddlers up to 35 months old and their caregivers are invited to discover and create! First, they view an artwork in the galleries, and then—using washable, non-toxic materials—babies are encouraged to touch, explore,[…]

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