10 Dec
Sat / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Glassell Studio School: Student Art Sale

    The Glassell Studio School

    Find unique holiday gifts! Browse original works of art created by Glassell Studio School students: paintings, ceramics, prints, watercolors, drawings, jewelry, and more. Ornaments also available! Free and open to the public.

  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
    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.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. 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.

  8. LECTURES
    Author’s Talk “Masterpiece Dialogues: Great Paintings from The Metropolitan Museum of Art”

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    Beck Building

    Every painting has a story to tell—and the stories reveal a range of responses, from the challenge of representing three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface to the push and pull of the natural world, and the subjective vision of the artist, all of which inform the creation of a masterpiece. A book signing follows the talk.

  9. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Christmas Village at Bayou Bend with Santa and his reindeer

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Discover an immersive Christmas experience at beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. This year's Christmas Village is more exciting than ever! Get in the spirit of the holiday with carolers, Santa, a faux-snowball play area, holiday treats, art-making activities, and—on eight nights—a live reindeer, all on 14 acres of gardens and art nestled in River Oaks.

  10. FILMS
    Gimme Danger

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    Jim Jarmusch’s new documentary about the Stooges features concert scenes, interviews with front man Iggy Pop, and commentary from former bandmates, tracing the trajectory of a band that influenced generations of musicians.

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