13 Jul
Sun / 2014

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone + Studio “Delicate Suspense: Exploring a Sculpture by Alexander Calder”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Known as the inventor of the mobile, American artist Alexander Calder created works of art suspended in the air, freely moving above. Families are invited to look up to the sky and explore a kinetic[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Summertime, and the Living Is Easy

    Beck Building

    In his love letters to Fanny Brawne, poet John Keats wrote of summertime: “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days—three such days with you I could fill with more delight[…]

  3. WORKSHOPS
    Family Art Workshop: I Scream for Ice Cream

    Rienzi

    Families come together to create art, write stories and poems, and watch performances inspired by the Rienzi Collection during the Family Art Workshop Series. Join the fun as Rienzi celebrates National Ice Cream Month! Learn about the[…]

  4. LECTURES
    History, Modernity, and Nature in Early French Photography

    Law Building

    Presented by Malcolm Daniel, curator in charge, department of photography and special projects. Malcolm Daniel explores the historical, aesthetic, and technical currents that influenced French photography in the 1850s and 1860s, a time when artists[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris in the Age of Haussmann

    Law Building

    Presented by Sarah Kennel, associate curator, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, and organizing curator of the exhibition “Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris.” Sarah Kennel introduces the life and work of Charles Marville,[…]

  6. FILMS
    The Remains of the Day

    Law Building

    Merchant Ivory’s extravagant production design enhances this adaptation of the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. A butler (Anthony Hopkins) who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years following World War II realizes too late how[…]

14 Jul
Mon / 2014

  1. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Looking Together

    Beck Building

    Looking Together is designed for individuals with Alzheimer's disease or dementia and their family members or care partners. Discover and discuss works of art together during this hour-long program in the galleries. Admission is free! Space is[…]

15 Jul
Tue / 2014

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Family Storybook Circle

    Beck Building

    Join in a lively storybook adventure that connects art with fun and entertaining stories. Drop in to participate! Admission is free for Museum members and for children 12 & younger.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Unique Highlights”

    Beck Building

    Join up with this 45-minute tour for an insider's look at works of art that are unique to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. ► Admission is free when you purchase lunch from the daily[…]

16 Jul
Wed / 2014

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Storytime Tour

    Rienzi

    Introduce children to the magic of art and literature in an intimate, house-museum setting. Storytime Tours are fun and interactive, with tales that relate to themes highlighted in the Rienzi Collection. Admission is free. Reservations[…]

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