15 May
Thu / 2014

  1. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    AAMD Art Museum Day

    Cullen Sculpture Garden, Law Building, Beck Building

    Join us on a day of free general admission to celebrate museums in honor of the Association of Art Museum Directors' Art Museum Day! Art Museum Day emphasizes the essential role that art museums play[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Favorite Highlights

    Beck Building

    This 45-minute tour features some of the best-known and best-loved works in the MFAH collections. Each tour is a unique experience as the docent selects different works of art for each gallery talk.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Travel to Asia—at the MFAH”

    Beck Building

    Learn about the art and culture of India, Indonesia, Korea, China, and Japan as you travel the Asian galleries at the Museum on this 45-minute tour. Discover the many commonalities and differences of these neighboring[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Explorando las Decisiones de los Conservadores del Museo

    Beck Building

    Esta charla se presenta en español. / This tour is presented in Spanish. ¿Por qué los conservadores escogen colocar una obra de arte de determinada manera? ¿Cómo deciden los temas? ¿Cómo afectan el color de las[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    One Night in the Kingdom of Gold

    Off-site, Law Building, Beck Building

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in partnership with the Houston Museum of African American Culture, presents “One Night in the Kingdom of Gold,” a multi-venue event celebrating the rich history and heritage of the[…]

  7. 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 drinks at the cash bar, beats by a local DJ, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  8. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Docent Open House

    Beck Building

    Do you love people? Art? Meaningful conversation? Join Museum staff and current docents to learn more about the rewards of becoming part of the MFAH docent program, an elite corps of volunteer museum educators. All[…]

  9. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “Sargent’s Eye for Fashion”

    Law Building

    Presented by Chiara Colombi, PhD, researcher in fashion design at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. John Singer Sargent, an acclaimed portraitist of the Belle Epoque and the Gilded Age, depicted the trendsetting upper and middle class[…]

  10. LECTURES
    McKenzie Wark “The Beach beneath the Street: On the Situationist International”

    The Glassell Studio School

    This Core Program lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. One of the great postwar avant-gardes was the Situationist International. Formed in 1957 and disbanded in 1972, this movement defined the[…]

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