27 Sep
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Bird Sightings

    Law Building

    Explore birds perching in all corners of the museum! Discover the various—and sometimes surprising—role of feathered friends in art on this 45-minute gallery talk. No binoculars necessary.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Design Open House

    Rienzi

    Textiles, marquetry, gilding, glass, ormolu: Rienzi has it all, and more! The MFAH house museum for European decorative arts is a design pavilion. Decorators and design lovers are invited to tour Rienzi and discover its luminous interiors[…]

  3. LECTURES
    MFAH Director Gary Tinterow Talks about “Contemporary Art at the Encyclopedic Museum”

    Law Building

    Presented by Gary Tinterow, director, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The past decade at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has been one of unparalleled collection growth, with particular emphasis on contemporary art. As[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Art and Power

    Law Building

    Is art powerful?  In what way?  Is it subtle or domineering?  Waxing or waning?  Individual or collective?  Let these questions guide an exploration of what power looks like when it mixes with art on this[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Alexander Calder

    Law Building

    From a mobile, to a sculpture, to a work on paper, join this 20-minute gallery talk to explore different aspects of the work of 20th-century artist Alexander Calder.

28 Sep
Fri / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Little Art Adventures

    MFAH Visitors Center

    Little Art Adventures is a 30-minute program designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old and their adult companions. The experience includes a storybook circle; creative shape and color play; the creation of a[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “Shiva Nataraja”

    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 idealized Chola dynasty bronze ​Shiva Nataraja. ► Admission[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Claude Monet: An Artist of the Floating World

    Law Building

    Presented by Helga K. Aurisch, Curator of European Art, MFAH Monet, the quintessential Impressionist painter, covered his home in Japanese woodblock prints called ukiyo-e, or ‘pictures of the floating world.’  This lecture explores the relationship between Monet’s[…]

  4. FILMS
    The Dreamers

    Law Building

    Set in Paris in the spring of 1968—the defining moment of Bertolucci’s generation—The Dreamers begins with the firing of the beloved director of Paris’s Cinémathèque Française, and the public uproar that follows. An ode to[…]

29 Sep
Sat / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Smithsonian Museum Day

    Beck Building, Law Building

    The MFAH offers free general admission today, in celebration of Smithsonian magazine's annual Museum Day Live! event. To receive free admission for up to two people, you must get your printable ticket here.

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