20 Feb
Tue / 2018

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Visit Bayou Bend during open-sketching hours, when guests are invited to draw from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Paper, clipboards, and pencils are provided. 

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Audrey Jones Beck Building

    Beck Building

    ​Join this 45-minute tour to sample works on view from collections throughout the Beck Building. Each tour includes different works of art, so your experience is always a fresh look at the Museum!

21 Feb
Wed / 2018

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Caroline Wiess Law Building

    Law Building

    Discover architectural and artistic treasures on this tour of the Law Building, designed by William Ward Watkin with additions by Kenneth Franzheim and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

  2. LECTURES
    Kinder Institute for Urban Research Forum Lecture: Harriet Tregoning on Recovering from Natural Disasters

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    Law Building

    An expert on natural and economic disaster resilience, Harriet Tregoning discusses how a community and government recover from disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.

22 Feb
Thu / 2018

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With more than 100 galleries and all the frequently changing exhibitions throughout the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything in one visit! Join this 45-minute tour that samples the diverse array of art on view at the MFAH today.

  2. FILMS
    Oscar Nominees: Live-Action Short Film

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    The MFAH is the only venue in Houston presenting all three programs of short films nominated for Academy Awards in 2018! Nominees for Best Live-Action Short Film feature a deaf child who learns to communicate; a look at the tragic story of Emmett Till; a comedy about two “psychiatrists”; and more. Rated R for violence & language.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Thoma Collection

    Beck Building

    This 45-minute, docent-led tour explores the exhibition Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Thoma Collection, featuring selections from Carl and Marilynn Thoma’s celebrated private collection.

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursdays

    Beck Building

    Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour on Thursday, when general admission is free and the MFAH is open late! Enjoy music, drinks from the bar, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Exploring the Artist’s Toolbox

    Beck Building

    Take a moment to touch, explore, and learn more about the different materials, processes, and techniques artists use to create works of art.

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour

    Beck Building

    Discover something new every week with Art Bite tours, a series of 20-minute gallery tours that feature one or two specific art objects. The topic is the docent’s choice, so each tour is unique. These “bite”-size gallery experiences are quite a treat!

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