01 Jun
Sat / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Bayou Bend Detective Days

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Calling all summer sleuths! Go on a summer scavenger hunt through the gardens at Bayou Bend.   Self-guided outdoor detective adventures feature educational themes ranging from plants and trees to sculpture and architecture. Every Bayou[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Daytime Preview “Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop”

    Beck Building

    Daytime Preview for MFAH Members See the exhibition Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop before it opens to the public. Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call 713.639.7550. Please present your membership[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Light/Dark”

    Beck Building

    Join this tour for an illuminating look at the question, "How have artists through the centuries worked with light and dark?" Artist James Turrell, for example, is noted for designing spaces that explore viewers' perceptions of light[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Artist’s Eye: Portraits

    Beck Building

    How do artists portray others in art? Sometimes realistically, but often by taking artistic liberties. Learn more about the artists’ intentions for select portraits during this 45 minute tour.

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Painters vs. Cameras?”

    Beck Building

    The invention of photography in 1839 revolutionized art, and painters had to respond! A camera and a painter can document reality or manipulate images. But how did cameras influence painters, and how did painters affect[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Three Contemporaries

    Law Building

    Among notable masterworks by contemporary artists on view at the MFAH are Subodh Gupta's Untitled (above), Cai Guo-Qiang's Odyssey, and James Turrell's The Light Inside. What qualities do these three artists share, and how do they differ? Join this[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH

    Law Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of art in the MFAH collections.

  8. FILMS
    Neighboring Sounds

    Law Building

    A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an[…]

02 Jun
Sun / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art Improv

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Art Improv is held on select first Sundays throughout the year. Families choose a work of art anywhere in the museum and make friends with it—spend time sketching it, writing about it, and talking about it together.[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “The Artist’s Eye: Portraits”

    Beck Building

    How do artists portray others in art? Sometimes realistically, but often by taking artistic liberties. Join this 45-minute guided tour to learn more about select portraits and the artists’ intentions behind them. ► Admission is[…]

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