20 Jun
Thu / 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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    MFAH Summer Art Detectives: Gallery Investigations + Studio

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Bring your most excellent detective skills to the Museum and investigate new works of art every Thursday at the MFAH Summer Art Detectives program. Gallery Investigations Visit the galleries to investigate a work of art by[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Contemporary Art at the MFAH

    Beck Building

    Contemporary artists often strive to communicate thought-provoking ideas by means of alternative media and forms. Join this guided Gallery Talk to explore a variety of artworks made since 1960, and their meanings.

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Performance: SYNERGY

    Law Building

    SYNERGY, a performance featuring artists of different abilities, celebrates the richness of diversity. Musicians and dancers interpret music and choreography while interacting with art projected onstage. This cooperative performance is set to the fifth string[…]

21 Jun
Fri / 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. 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[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Manfred Heiting’s Passion for Photography

    Beck Building

    Speaker: Anne Wilkes Tucker, The Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, MFAH Manfred Heiting began his professional life as a designer, a skill notably employed in his exhibition and book design for the 2011[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. FILMS
    Mingus

    Law Building

    This classic, black-and-white vérité documentary by filmmaker Thomas Reichman finds legendary bassist and composer Charles Mingus in a time of great transition in his life. As he and his five-year-old daughter await eviction by the[…]

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