20 Dec
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    “Visions of Fancy” Exhibition Tour

    Rienzi

    Discover the works of George Romney, one of the leading artists of late-18th-century England, on a docent-led exhibition tour of Visions of Fancy: George Romney, 18th-Century Paintings and Drawings. Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Biblical Narratives

    Beck Building

    Ever wonder why European art collections are dominated by paintings with religious themes? Join this 45-minute gallery talk to dive into this important genre and explore it at different moments in the history of art,[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk at Rienzi: George Romney's Drawings

    Rienzi

    Known for his sophisticated oil portraits, 18th-century artist George Romney was also a gifted and innovative draftsman. Rienzi has several examples of his drawings, including a rare 1783 sketchbook. Join Dena Woodall, MFAH assistant curator of[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Yuletide Thursdays at Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Adult guests are invited to experience Bayou Bend's annual Yuletide exhibition at this new evening program. In select rooms of the house, performers re-create historic moments in time. Guests can peek into a Victorian Christmas[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Art and the Afterlife

    Law Building

    Explore the sophisticated conceptions of the afterlife held by various ancient cultures. This 45-minute gallery talk includes a look at the ceremonies associated with burial and the objects used in and created for the process.[…]

  6. PERFORMANCES
    Navidad Latina: An Evening of Latin Carols

    Law Building

    This event is sold out. Standby tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 p.m. on the day of the lecture at the Brown Auditorium Theater box office. Please note that[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: African American Artists in the MFAH Collections

    Beck Building

    In celebration of the exhibition ​Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit, this gallery talk shines a spotlight on works by other African American artists in the MFAH collections.

21 Dec
Fri / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “Gloucester Harbor” by Stuart Davis

    Beck Building

    Explore the MFAH collections one masterpiece at a time! Every Friday, join these 20-minute gallery talks and work your way around the world and through time. This week's featured highlight is the rhythmic ​Gloucester Harbor​[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Candlelight Fridays at Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is open late on these special nights so that guests may enjoy the festive lights and decorations on display during Yuletide: Holiday Time at Bayou Bend. Tour the holiday-themed Yuletide display[…]

22 Dec
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour: Lives of the Saints

    Beck Building

    Images of the saints are ubiquitous in religious devotional objects of the Christian tradition. On this month's Members tour, explore the saints and their artistic attributes to learn more about their lives and paths to[…]

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