27 Apr
Sun / 2014

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Bayou Bend Family Day

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    An amazing day of fun and entertainment awaits visitors at Bayou Bend Family Days. Activities, music, demonstrations, performances, craft workshops, giveaways, and more abound throughout the home and gardens. Enjoy tours of the first floor[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone + Studio “Celebrating Cubism: The Art of Georges Braque”

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Join the party and celebrate the life of Georges Braque, a French painter who, along with Pablo Picasso, developed the art style known as Cubism. Discover how Braque didn’t want to paint objects from just[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Architecture

    Beck Building

    Walk through the Museum galleries with an eye to architecture. During this 45-minute tour, explore the 75-year legacy of brilliant and functional designs by architects William Ward Watkin, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Isamu Noguchi, and[…]

  4. LECTURES
    By the Pen: The Art of Writing in Islamic Art

    Law Building

    Presented by Sheila Blair, Norma Jean Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art, Boston College. From the earliest times to the present, artists and craftsmen across Muslim lands have used writing to decorate all[…]

  5. PERFORMANCES
    Early Music Southwest Presents “Bach to the Future”

    Rienzi

    Early Music Southwest is an international collaboration of baroque-music professionals who specialize in the performance of chamber music of the 17th and 18th centuries on original instruments. EMSW was established in 2000 by noted harpsichordist[…]

  6. FILMS
    Hands on a Hardbody

    Law Building

    Introduced by Nick Flynn, University of Houston poet/author Every year at Texas’s oldest Nissan dealership in Longview, 24 contestants place one hand on a brand new pick-up truck. The last person standing with their hand[…]

28 Apr
Mon / 2014

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Master Tours “Georges Braque: A Retrospective”

    Law Building

    Georges Braque: A Retrospective explores the unique achievement of one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. This exhibition is the first comprehensive museum survey of Braque’s work seen in the United States[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Master Tours “Georges Braque: A Retrospective”

    Law Building

    Georges Braque: A Retrospective explores the unique achievement of one of the most influential painters of the 20th century. This exhibition is the first comprehensive museum survey of Braque’s work seen in the United States[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Lost Histories of the Ancient Maya: The Secrets of Museum Collections

    Law Building

    Presented by Cara Grace Tremain, University of Calgary. Archaeological excavations of ancient Mayan cities have been taking place since the 19th century, and many spectacular discoveries have been uncovered in these deep, remote, jungle locations.[…]

29 Apr
Tue / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Feminine Mystique”

    Beck Building

    On this 45-minute tour, explore works by female artists who often challenged stereotypes and societal limitations, as well as works featuring female subjects, from the sacred to the profane.

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