23 May
Fri / 2014

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Little Art Adventures

    MFAH Visitors Center

    Little Art Adventures is a 30-minute program designed for children ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. The experience includes a storybook circle, creative shape and color play, the creation of a simple art project,[…]

  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 “Scavenger Hunt: Curatorial Choices” Spotlight Tour

    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[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Brush to Paper: Situating Sargent in the History of Watercolor

    Law Building

    Presented by Dena M. Woodall, PhD, associate curator of prints and drawings. One of John Singer Sargent’s favorite media was watercolor, which he embraced throughout his career for its freedom and spontaneity. Water-based painting has[…]

  5. FILMS
    Godzilla: The Japanese Original

    Law Building

    Widely considered the best monster movie of the sci-fi loving 1950s, Godzilla: The Japanese Original returns! This 60th-anniversary restoration features scenes deleted from versions previously screened in the United States and coincides with a new[…]

24 May
Sat / 2014

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. FILMS
    Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

    Law Building

    Of all the great 20th-century ballerinas, Tanaquil Le Clercq (1929–2000) may have been the most transcendent. Tanny was the foremost dancer of the 1940s, captivating audiences around the world. She mesmerized choreographers—her elongated, race-horse physique[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    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[…]

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