01 Nov
Sat / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Members Tour “Fangs, Feathers, and Fins”

    Beck Building

    In the ancient Americas, images of the jaguar, harpy eagle, howler monkey, and other beings were used to bestow supernatural powers, to protect, and for worship. During this one-hour tour, MFAH members explore the meanings of[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour “Family Dining”

    Beck Building

    On this 20-minute Art Bite tour, see how family dinner traditions vary around the world. Art Bite tours are a series of 20-minute gallery talks that feature one or two specific art objects. These “bite”-size[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gifts of Gratitude

    Beck Building

    Throughout history, precious objects and works of art have been given as diplomatic gifts, religious gifts and personal gifts. On this 45-minute tour, consider works given in gratitude or depicting moments of generosity.

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    The Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers: Concert and Awards Program

    Law Building

    The Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers celebrates new and highly original contemporary music rooted in the classical tradition by both young and more-established composers. Free!

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Shadows on the Wall: Cameraless Photography

    Beck Building

    Photography was invented in 1839, but making photographic images does not always require a camera. On this 45-minute tour, visit the exhibition Shadows on the Wall: Cameraless Photography from 1851 to Today to learn about[…]

  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
    Nosferatu the Vampyre

    Law Building

    The legendary Werner Herzog interprets Dracula with frequent collaborator Klaus Kinski as the vampire. Isabelle Adjani and Bruno Ganz costar in the remarkable homage to F. W. Murnau’s 1922 classic Nosferatu. In this version, Dracula[…]

02 Nov
Sun / 2014

  1. 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[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone + Studio “Symbols upon a Screen: Exploring Art of the Joseon Dynasty”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    The November edition of Sunday Family Zone + Studio is inspired by the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910. Every Sunday, it’s ArtTime—FamilyTime at the Museum. Look for signs[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Garden Photography at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Visit the Rienzi gardens and capture their oasis-in-the-city beauty from behind the lens. Snap photos of the colorful flowers, lush green spaces, interesting architectural details, and eclectic statues. 

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