27 Jul
Wed / 2016

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Summer Mini-Conference for Teachers

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    The Glassell Studio School

    At this annual two-day event, artists and art educators present sessions on art-making, art history, and art education. Each session offers inspiration through hands-on projects and curriculum connections. This mini-conference takes place at the Glassell[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Storytime Tours at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Introduce children to the magic of art and literature in an intimate, house-museum setting. Storytime Tours are a fun and interactive activity featuring stories related to themes highlighted in the Rienzi Collection. Free with Rienzi[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Treasures of the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With more than 100 galleries and frequently changing exhibitions throughout the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything on view in one visit—so join us for a 45-minute tour that samples the diverse array of[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    “High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter”

    Law Building

    Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873), born and trained in Germany, settled in Paris in 1834 and served as court painter to King Louis-Philippe. Executing more than 140 commissions for the French court, Winterhalter gained such acclaim[…]

28 Jul
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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Summer Art Explorers

    Beck Building, Law Building

    From fashion and portraits to landscapes and sculptures, journey through the Museum and explore works of art from around the world this summer! Families can embark on artistic adventures with games, toys, and storybooks in[…]

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

    Beck Building

    Esta charla 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[…]

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    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. There were subsequent additions to the building by Watkin, Houston architect Kenneth Franzheim, and two[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Impressionist Revolution

    Beck Building

    From the perspective of 2016, it’s almost impossible to imagine why the paintings created by the artists we call the Impressionists were so universally ridiculed and feared in late-19th-century France. Between 1874 and 1886, the[…]

  6. FILMS
    Munch from the Munch Museum and National Museum, Oslo

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    Law Building

    In 2013, all of Norway celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863–1944), one of the towering figures of Modern art. The National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo, cohosted[…]

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