26 Oct
Sun / 2014

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Opening Weekend in the Studio: Float Your Boat

    Beck Building

    Celebrate the new exhibition Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River with an art-making project in the studio, inspired by the work of Claude Monet and his love of the water. Families are also[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching along the Seine

    Law Building

    In this art-making activity inspired by Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River, families are invited to sketch works of art in the European galleries and explore how Claude Monet used natural light in[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour “Contemporary Flavors”

    Beck Building

    This 20-minute Art Bite tour considers themes and materials used by artists of the late-20th century as well as the 21st century. Art Bite tours are a series of 20-minute gallery talks that feature one or[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour “The Artist: Docent Choice”

    Beck Building

    This 20-minute Art Bite tour focuses on the life and work of one selected artist. Each tour is a unique experience, as the docent chooses a different artist for every tour. Art Bite tours are[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Mysteries: Ed Ruscha and California Noir

    Law Building

    Presented by Veronica Roberts, curator of Modern and Contemporary art, Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin Ed Ruscha’s paintings, prints, and books featuring the Hollywood sign, freeway gas stations, parking lots,[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Favorite Highlights

    Beck Building

    This 45-minute tour features some of the best-known and best-loved works in the MFAH collections. Each tour is a unique experience as the docent selects different works of art for each gallery talk.

  7. FILMS
    Jules and Jim

    Law Building

    A hymn to total freedom in love and a lament for the impossibility of achieving it, Jules and Jim marks the beginning of Truffaut’s mature work. A tale of two men and a woman sharing[…]

27 Oct
Mon / 2014

  1. LECTURES
    Artist’s Talk: Photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen on “The Naked Eye”

    Law Building

    In this Houston appearance, Finnish-American photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen traces the roots of his fascination with magical realism—how visual veracity and the imagination can team up to create something totally unpredictable, believable, and brand new.[…]

28 Oct
Tue / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Landscapes and Cityscapes”

    Beck Building

    Take a tour of bustling city streets or escape back to nature on this 45-minute tour. ► Admission is free when you purchase lunch from the daily on-site food truck or from the Museum location[…]

  2. LECTURES
    George Washington’s “New Room”: An American Masterpiece

    Law Building

    Presented by Susan P. Schoelwer, the Robert H. Smith Senior Curator, Mount Vernon A new installation at Mount Vernon showcases one of the most impressive Neoclassical interiors in federal America: George Washington’s “New Room,” long[…]

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