10 May
Sat / 2014

  1. EVENTS
    Members Double Discount Days

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, MFA Shop

    Find the perfect gifts for moms and grads at a discount! During Members Double Discount Days, MFAH members receive 20% off purchases in the MFA Shop and the Shop at Bayou Bend. That's twice the usual[…]

  2. EVENTS
    ArtSmart Lecture “John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors”

    Beck Building

    For members at the Supporting, Sponsor, and Benefactor levels, and Leadership Circle donors Presented by Kaylin Weber, assistant curator, American painting and sculpture The exhibition John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors explores the artist’s exquisite mastery of[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Art Beyond Sight

    Beck Building

    "Art Beyond Sight" is a 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. Admission is[…]

  4. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Design as Art”

    Beck Building

    What place do everyday objects have in art museums? On this one-hour tour, Museum members are invited to discover how items designed for function—such as rugs, vases, fabric, and furniture—become valued works of art collected by[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Holiday Trunk Show: Designers Lynn Smith & Laura Castriotta

    MFA Shop

    Join jewelry designers Lynn Smith and Laura Castriotta at the MFA Shop for a presentation of their latest jewelry creations! Drop in—the shop is always free to visit. Lynn Smith's popular designs feature distinctive gemstones[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Installation Art

    Beck Building

    Unlike paintings, sculpture, and drawings—which visitors are asked not to touch—installation art invites visitors to step on, be inside of, or be surrounded by the art. Discover the diversity and variety of installation art, including[…]

  7. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Mother’s Day Weekend at Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Bring the special women in your life for an afternoon of nature, beauty, and art at beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Enjoy light refreshments, and hear music by harpist Jackie Carpenter. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, mothers and grandmothers[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Scavenger Hunt: Curatorial Choices

    Beck Building

    Why do curators choose to place artwork in a certain way? How do they pick topics? How do wall colors, frame colors, and wall texts affect our experience of art? How might you do it[…]

  9. FILMS
    Sweet Dreams

    Law Building

    Ingoma Nshya—Rwanda’s first and only all-woman drumming troupe—is made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The troupe offers a place of support, healing, and reconciliation. When Ingoma Nshya partners with two young American[…]

  10. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Opening Celebration: Sketching Soto

    Law Building

    A free art-making activity open to visitors of all ages! Celebrate the opening weekend of Soto: The Houston Penetrable, an installation intended to be touched, handled, and waded through, completed only by your participation. A[…]

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