03 May
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  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
    Cristo Rey

    Law Building

    For poverty-stricken Haitians, the Dominican Republic is a promised land, regardless of instances of racism and challenges in finding opportunity. Exploring the tensions between these close neighbors, Dominican filmmaker Leticia Tonos Paniagua creates a Caribbean[…]

  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[…]

  6. FILMS
    The Amazing Catfish

    Law Building

    Introduced by filmmaker Claudia Sainte-Luce When strangers Martha (Lisa Owen) and Claudia (Ximena Ayala) share a hospital room, neither could foresee the profound influence that this chance meeting would have on their lives. Intuiting Claudia’s[…]

  7. 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.

  8. FILMS
    Requiem NN

    Law Building

    *Introduced by producer Margarita De la Vega Hurtado Directed by acclaimed Colombian artist Juan Manuel Echavarría Olano, this evocative documentary film portrays a community that defies the culture of violence by keeping alive the memory[…]

  9. FILMS
    La jaula de oro

    Law Building

    The startling debut film from Diego Quemada-Díez presents a stark and unsentimental look at the realities of migration. Centering on the story of three young Guatemalans attempting to cross the U.S. border from Mexico, La[…]

  10. PERFORMANCES
    Recital: Houston Grand Opera Studio

    Rienzi

    Audiences are invited to experience the exceptional talents of up-and-coming artists from Houston Grand Opera Studio at a sparkling evening recital in Rienzi's intimate gallery. Developed thematically, each performance features a repertoire of works by[…]

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