06 Dec
Sat / 2014

  1. 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[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    A Golden Age of European Art: Fifty Years of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

    Law Building

    “A Golden Age of European Art” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and the contribution that the foundation has made to the cultural life of the city of Houston and the[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Members Tour “The Impressionists’ Wet Paint”

    Beck Building

    Capturing the city of Paris and its surrounding environs, the Impressionists often depicted the Seine River and its tributaries. And by working en plein air—or out in the open air—with fresh paint, these daring artists[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour “A Korean Buddhist Masterpiece”

    Beck Building

    The MFAH is host to an extraordinary 23-foot tall banner, Shakyamuni Assembly, as part of the exhibition Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392–1910. On this 20-minute Art Bite tour, learn[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Holy Waters and Spiritual Lights

    Beck Building

    The depiction of light in a work of art is often representative of a spiritual presence, and water is frequently associated with purification. On this 45-minute tour, contemplate and discuss these two symbols which are[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Fangs, Feathers, and Fins

    Beck Building

    In the ancient Americas, the image of the jaguar, harpy eagle, howler monkey, and other beings were used to bestow supernatural powers, to protect, and for worship. During this 45-minute tour of the exhibition Fangs,[…]

  7. PERFORMANCES
    Houston Grand Opera Studio Recital “1914: War and Remembrance”

    Rienzi

    Audiences are invited to experience the exceptional talents of up-and-coming artists from Houston Grand Opera Studio at a sparkling evening recital in Rienzi's intimate gallery. Developed thematically, each performance features a repertoire of works by renowned[…]

07 Dec
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 “Monet’s Masterpieces”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    This November's Sunday Family Zone + Studio is inspired by the exhibition Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River and the Museum's own permanent collection of Impressionist works. Every Sunday, it’s ArtTime—FamilyTime at the[…]

  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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