27 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 + Sketching + Show

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Bring your most excellent detective skills to the Museum and investigate new works of art every Thursday at the Summer Art Detectives program.  Gallery Investigations Visit the Gallery Cart to investigate works of art from around[…]

  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.

28 Jun
Fri / 2013

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Learning Through Art at the MFAH: Beyond the Canvas and into the Classroom

    Law Building

    Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the museum's collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Through discussions in the museum galleries and hands-on art[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. FILMS
    The Connection

    Law Building

    Friday's screening is preceded by a conversation with Amy Heller, cofounder of Milestone Films; and Garth Jowett, jazz buff and professor at University of Houston Both the Friday and Sunday screenings are preceded by Shirley[…]

29 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 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[…]

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