29 May
Thu / 2014

  1. 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.

  2. 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[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. 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 music, drinks from the bar, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Gallery Readings “The Age of Enlightenment: The Yoga Sūtras in Practice”

    Law Building

    Drop in! This program is free. Camp seating is provided.

30 May
Fri / 2014

  1. 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.

  2. 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[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Alexander Archipenko in Context

    Law Building

    Presented by Anna Tahinci, instructor of art history, the Glassell School of Art, and affiliate professor of art history, University of Houston. Alexander Archipenko (1887–1964) invented a whole new way of exploring the human figure[…]

  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[…]

31 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[…]

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