03 Dec
Mon / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    MFAH Members Holiday Party “Merry and Bright”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Enjoy music, performances, art-making activities for the entire family, and a visit with Santa Claus at the museum's annual holiday party for MFAH Members. Professional pictures with Santa are available for an additional fee. Complete[…]

04 Dec
Tue / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit”

    Beck Building

    Working in an expatriate community in turn-of-the-century Paris, African American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937) infused his religious paintings with the modernist sensibility of the times. Explore the retrospective Modern Spirit on this 45-minute gallery talk.[…]

05 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[…]

  3. 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[…]

06 Dec
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rienzi’s Porcelain Masterpieces

    Rienzi

    A close exploration of the porcelain splendors at Rienzi, this tour introduces visitors to the inspiring development of "white gold" in Europe during the 18th century. Discover the monarchs and vibrant commercial markets that fed[…]

  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
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck Building

    On the first Thursday of every month, 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[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Tours “In Country” MFAH Collections

    Law Building

    After reading the MFAH Book Tours selection for fall 2012—In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason—join this tour for a cross-cultural look at works of art in the MFAH collections that relate to war and other prominent themes in the novel. Copies[…]

  5. 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[…]

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