08 Nov
Sat / 2014

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Teacher Workshop “A Brush with Houston: Plein Air Painting”

    Law Building

    Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds around the Museum in this Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River-inspired workshop for K–12 educators. Learn techniques of plein air, or outdoor, painting and discover the[…]

  2. WORKSHOPS
    “Learning Through Art at the MFAH” Workshop for Elementary Educators: Monet and the Seine

    Beck Building

    In this workshop, elementary teachers explore the exhibition Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River and learn how to use the works of art to teach age-appropriate lessons for grades K–6. Hands-on activities as[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Art Beyond Sight

    Beck Building

    In this gallery program for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, trained educators use verbal descriptions and hands-on materials to engage participants with the Museum’s art collections and exhibitions.

  4. 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[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. 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.

  7. 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[…]

  8. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching on Second Saturdays for Teens

    Law Building

    In this program open to teens with all levels of art experience, experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from original works of art in the Museum's galleries with the guidance of an artist-instructor.[…]

  9. 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.

  10. LECTURES
    John Alexander: Observations of the World through Drawing

    The Glassell Studio School

    The 2014 Naomi Turner True Lecture at the Glassell School of Art is presented by artist John Alexander. Born in Beaumont in 1945, Alexander remained in southeast Texas until entering graduate school at Southern Methodist[…]

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