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  1. WORKSHOPS
    Teacher Workshop “John Singer Sargent”

    Law Building

    John Singer Sargent called watercolor painting “making the best of an emergency,” perhaps referring to an unforgiving art form. Find new ways to paint and new uses for familiar techniques while exploring nearly 100 watercolors[…]

  2. WORKSHOPS
    “Learning Through Art” Teacher Workshop

    Law Building

    About Learning Through Art Workshops Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the Museum's collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Through discussions in[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Exploring Sunlight and Shadow in Paint”

    Beck Building

    Since the Renaissance, artists have sought to capture the play of light and shadow in paint. In the early 20th century, American master John Singer Sargent explored the substance of light itself in his dazzling watercolors.[…]

  4. FUNDRAISING EVENTS
    Bayou Bend Children’s Party

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    An annual party for the whole family throughout the gardens of Bayou Bend. The afternoon features entertainment, lunch under a beautiful tent, and fun activities for kids. This year's chairs are Traci Young and Kristen Berger. For more information, contact BayouBendChildrensParty@mfah.org or 713.639.7572.[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Braque: From Fauvist to Cubist

    Law Building

    Georges Braque is known for co-pioneering Cubism with Pablo Picasso. On this 45-minute tour, explore Georges Braque: A Retrospective, an exhibition of more than 70 paintings and collages by this influential and innovative 20th-century artist.[…]

  7. FILMS
    Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven's Final Symphony

    Law Building

    In 1824, completely deaf and adrift from the people he loved, Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Ninth Symphony as an act of transcendence near the end of his life. Today, the piece of music still[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Our Secret Garden

    Law Building

    Join this leisurely, 45-minute stroll through the Museum’s Cullen Sculpture Garden, which showcases 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century masterworks by artists including Louise Bourgeois; Henri Matisse; Auguste Rodin; and Joseph Havel, director of the Glassell School of Art and[…]

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Unique Highlights

    Beck Building

    Join up with this 45-minute tour for an insider's look at works of art that are unique to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

  10. LECTURES
    “Shimmering Colours and Sliding Forms”: John Singer Sargent’s Venetian Watercolors

    Law Building

    Presented by Kaylin Weber, assistant curator, American painting and sculpture. John Singer Sargent’s society portraits of the late 19th century encapsulated the Gilded Age and brought him international fame. Though it was in watercolor that[…]

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