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[…]

  6. FILMS
    Institute Benjamenta

    Law Building

    The Quay Brothers’ first feature, Institute Benjamenta, is an exquisitely realized anti-fairytale as unique and astonishing as their celebrated animations. Jakob (Mark Rylance) enrolls at the titular institute—a dilapidated, moribund boarding school for the training[…]

  7. 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.[…]

  8. EVENTS
    MFAH Art Crowd Holiday Party

    The Glassell Studio School

    Celebrate the season with Art Crowd, the arts group for young and lively MFAH Members.  Enjoy unlimited libations, complemented by light bites to tempt the palate, and exclusive pre-sale access to the annual Glassell Studio School Student Art[…]

  9. 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.

07 Dec
Fri / 2012

  1. FUNDRAISING EVENTS
    Glassell School of Art Student Art Sale

    The Glassell Studio School

    Shop for art created by students from all departments of the Glassell Studio School: jewelry, sculpture, painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, and more. Come early on Friday for the best selection, and visit again on Saturday[…]

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