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  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Azalea Trail

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Rienzi

    Enjoy the beautiful gardens of the two MFAH house museums—Bayou Bend and Rienzi—as part of Houston’s annual Azalea Trail. Please note: Both houses are open only to Azalea Trail ticket holders during this three-day weekend.  Tickets[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Ancient Abstraction”

    Beck Building

    Since long before Pablo Picasso and Early Modern Abstraction, artists throughout history have devised and used abstract motifs, patterns, and symbols. Join this tour to look at and discuss examples in the MFAH collections that[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Caravaggio’s Legacy

    Beck Building

    Few artists—past or present—leave behind a legacy as profound as Italian Baroque master painter, Caravaggio. The museum houses works by Caravaggisti, his intimate followers, as well as later generations of artists who embrace some of[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    MFAH Book Tours “An Artist’s Odyssey”

    Law Building

    After reading the MFAH Book Tours selection for winter 2013—An Artist’s Odyssey by Denise Green—join this tour for a look at and discussion about abstraction, totems, and texts in art from ancient to modern times.[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Inspired by the Past”

    Beck Building

    How have artists drawn inspiration from the past? During this 45-minute Gallery Talk, delve into visual and philosophical connections between earlier and later generations of artists. ► Admission is free when you purchase lunch from[…]

  6. FILMS
    The Mystery of Picasso

    Law Building

    Enter the theater at any time: The 75-minute film screens twice, back-to-back. Attendance is free with general museum admission. MFAH Members always receive free general admission. ► For tickets to the exhibition "Picasso Black and White," click here. ► To order[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight on Abstract Art

    Law Building

    During the mid-20th century, American artists including Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko created art that forever changed the art world. Join this Gallery Talk to explore the impact they had on the art scene,[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    A Break from Tradition: West Coast Ceramics

    Law Building

    Between 1956 and 1986, a fundamental shift occurred in American ceramics, mainly in California and Washington. On this Gallery Talk, survey works from the MFAH collection to see how artists broke with tradition, invented new[…]

  9. LECTURES
    Master, Model, Icon: The Artistic Legacy of Francisco de Goya

    Law Building

    Speaker: Deborah L. Roldán, assistant director of exhibitions, MFAH. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado. The genius of Francisco de Goya (1746–1828) was acknowledged in his own lifetime.[…]

  10. PERFORMANCES
    Handel in the Gardens: A Preview of “Acis and Galatea”

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    The Diana Garden at Bayou Bend serves as the lush backdrop for a 45-minute preview of Handel’s pastoral opera Acis and Galatea, presented in a new production by the Grammy-nominated Houston ensemble Ars Lyrica. Admission includes one[…]

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