02 Sep
Mon / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Labor Day: Museum Open

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Spend your Monday holidays at the MFAH! The Museum, MFAH Shop, and Cafe Express are open on Labor Day. Cullen Sculpture Garden is open every day. What's on view? Current Exhibitions at the MFAH

  2. 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,[…]

03 Sep
Tue / 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[…]

04 Sep
Wed / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Favorite Highlights”

    Law Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works in the MFAH collections on this 45-minute tour.

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

05 Sep
Thu / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Pattern and Design through the History of Art”

    Beck Building

    From ancient caves to contemporary art, patterns and designs have always been a part of artistic expression. On this 45-minute tour, visit works of art in the galleries that stretch across time and continents, and[…]

  2. 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.[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Self, Model, and Self as Other

    Beck Building

    Explore photographs that reveal different innovative approaches to the genre of the self-portrait. Join this tour to see work by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Robert Mapplethorpe, who are showcased in Self, Model, and[…]

06 Sep
Fri / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Self, Model, and Self as Other”

    Beck Building

    Explore photographs that reveal different innovative approaches to the genre of the self-portrait. Join this tour to see work by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Robert Mapplethorpe, who are showcased in Self, Model, and[…]

  2. LECTURES
    A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever

    Law Building

    Presented by Frances Marzio, curator of the Glassell Collections; Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; and Antiquities Isabel Brown Wilson believed that ancient art affirmed an innate need for people to have beauty in[…]

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