13 Apr
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  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour “More Mies: The Caroline Wiess Law Building”

    Beck Building

    Renowned Modernist architect Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) was commissioned to expand the MFAH—twice! On this tour, MFAH Members become architectural sleuths. Begin in the original 1924 building, and move into newer sections, uncovering the meaning and[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH: Impressionism

    Beck Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of Impressionist art in the MFAH’s collection throughout this 45-minute gallery talk.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Medium Is the Message”

    Beck Building

    How important is an artist’s choice of materials? During this 45-minute Gallery Talk, discover works of art in which the medium shapes the meaning. ► Admission is free when you purchase lunch from that day's[…]

  4. FILMS
    Room 237

    Law Building

    In conjunction with the Room 237 premiere, The Shining screens at the MFAH on April 12 and 14. Click here for more information. Stanley Kubrick released The Shining in 1980, and more than 30 years later, viewers are still[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Hands-on Workshop “Picasso’s Studio”

    Beck Building

    Pablo Picasso is recognized not only as the most important artist of the 20th century, but also as one of the most significant artists in recorded history. The exhibition Picasso Black and White reveals the artist as[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight on Modern and Contemporary Art

    Beck Building

    Motifs, meanings, and media are diverse in Modern and Contemporary American art. Enjoy a variety of painting, sculpture, photography, as well as decorative arts and design during this 45-minute gallery talk.

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Exhibition Tour “The Abstract Impulse”

    Beck Building

    Influential Uruguayan artist, theorist, and teacher Joaquín Torres-García (1874–1949) proposed that human beings have an "abstract impulse"—a universal tendency to abstract from nature—and that beginning with the Renaissance, this primal tendency had been supplanted in art with[…]

  8. LECTURES
    Lecture “Picasso Black and White”

    Law Building

    Presented by Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Few artists have exerted as considerable an influence over subsequent generations as Pablo Picasso. Widely considered the most important artist of the 20th[…]

  9. LECTURES
    For Now, Let’s Call It Art

    The Glassell Studio School

    The Fifth Annual Booker-Lowe Lecture "For Now, Let's Call It Art" Presented by Karyn Olivier Karyn Olivier is best known to Houston audiences through her large-scale, outdoor exhibition Inbound: Houston, in which she replaced 13 area billboards with photographs[…]

  10. FILMS
    Room 237

    Law Building

    In conjunction with the Room 237 premiere, The Shining screens at the MFAH on April 12 and 14. Click here for more information. Stanley Kubrick released The Shining in 1980, and more than 30 years later, viewers are still[…]

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