06 Jun
Thu / 2013

  1. 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[…]

  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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck Building, Law Building

    On the first Thursday of select months, sketch works of art in the galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you started. This family[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Partial Gallery Closures Today Only

    Law Building, Beck Building

    This evening only—Thursday, June 6—a few areas of the Museum are closed for a private event. Regular activities and programs take place as scheduled. Open as Usual • Beck Building (exhibitions, programs, MFAH Shop, and Cafe[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Contemporary Art at the MFAH

    Law Building

    For this event, please enter the Law Building through the doors on Main Street. Contemporary artists often strive to communicate thought-provoking ideas by means of alternative media and forms. Join this guided Gallery Talk to[…]

07 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
    The Life & Legacy of Audrey Jones Beck

    Law Building

    Speaker: Steven Fenberg, author of Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good When Audrey Jones Beck passed away in August 2003, a report in the Houston Chronicle noted: “She was best known for[…]

  4. FILMS
    Jazz on a Summer's Day

    Law Building

    Celebrated fashion photographer Bert Stern captures the performances, people, and setting during one Saturday of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. For his one and only film, Stern teamed up with jazz aficionado Aram Avakian to[…]

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