31 Aug
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 detective adventures feature educational themes ranging from plants and trees to sculpture and architecture. Every Bayou Bend detective[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour “The Beck Collection”

    Beck Building

    Houstonian Audrey Jones fell in love with Impressionism on a trip to Paris as a teenager, and after she married John A. Beck during World War II, they built a definitive collection for her hometown. On[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Myths in Art from East & West

    Law Building

    The gods and heroes of both Eastern and Western cultures are widely known because of rich storytelling traditions and depictions by visual artists. Hear grand tales of love and war, triumphs and defeats, miracles and[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “That’s Classic! Greek & Roman Myths”

    Beck Building

    Artists through the ages have depicted—with great imagination and sensitivity—the gods, goddesses, and epic narratives of the ancient past. This guided gallery talk unravels many of the myths by visiting works of art in the[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Moments of Change: 20th-Century American Art

    Beck Building

    Matching the pace of change in American society since 1900, American art has witnessed changes—some subtle, some extreme. During this 45-minute tour, consider how national and global events have influenced American art.

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gifts from the Past: The Isabel Brown Wilson Collection

    Law Building

    Collector and philanthropist Isabel Brown Wilson (1931–2012) was a visionary leader through The Brown Foundation, Inc., and at the MFAH, where she helped acquire significant antiquities as well as works by artists including Jean-Simeon Chardin,[…]

  7. FILMS
    Museum Hours

    Law Building

    The acclaimed filmography of director Jem Cohen includes mesmerizing shorts, features, performances, and music videos. His latest feature, Museum Hours, is especially well-suited to screen at the MFAH. Johann, a guard at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Art Museum,[…]

01 Sep
Sun / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Portraits from the MFAH Collections”

    Beck Building

    Artists portray their subjects in many ways, sometimes realistically, but often taking artistic liberties. On this 45-minute tour, learn more about the artist’s choices and intentions for some portraits in the galleries. ► Admission is[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art Improv

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Art Improv takes place 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[…]

  3. FILMS
    Museum Hours

    Law Building

    The acclaimed filmography of director Jem Cohen includes mesmerizing shorts, features, performances, and music videos. His latest feature, Museum Hours, is especially well-suited to screen at the MFAH. Johann, a guard at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Art Museum,[…]

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