26 Dec
Wed / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Rising Tension

    Beck Building

    Artists have a knack for representing tension and drama in works of art. How do they do it? Find out by joining this 45-minute gallery talk for an exploration of gripping artworks, such as A Bull Fight.

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

27 Dec
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Tours “In Country” WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY

    Law Building

    After reading the MFAH Book Tours selection for fall 2012—In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason—join this tour for a look at photographs in the exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath that relate to the novel. Copies of In[…]

  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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Winter Break Sketching in the Galleries

    Beck Building

    Sketch works of art in the museum galleries during this free informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you started. This family event is open to adults, kids,[…]

  4. FILMS
    Eleanor's Secret

    Law Building

    ADMISSION Thursday, December 27: Free (general admission is free on Thursdays) Friday, December 28: Free with general admission MFAH Members always receive free general admission. From Academy Award–nominated director Dominique Monféry comes a sumptuously animated[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. 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.[…]

  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.

28 Dec
Fri / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “Feather Tunic”

    Law 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 brilliantly colored Feather[…]

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