17 Jul
Thu / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Soto and Other Site-Specific Art

    Law Building

    What makes art conceived for a particular site special? Why might a museum commission site-specific art? On this 45-minute tour, learn about several of these special works created and displayed throughout the MFAH, such as[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Summer Art Explorers

    Beck Building, Law Building

    From fashion and portraits to landscapes and sculptures, journey through the Museum and explore works of art from around the world this summer! Families can embark on artistic adventures with games, toys, and storybooks in[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “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[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Movement in Art

    Beck Building

    Artists often explore movement in art through a variety of methods. They depict motion, have viewers move around their works, or have their works move themselves. Come move with us through this 45-minute, motion-driven tour.[…]

  6. 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.

  7. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “In the Footsteps of Orpheus: Mythological Images from the MFAH Collection”

    Law Building

    Presented by Louis Markos, Houston Baptist University. Enjoy a fast-paced, whirlwind tour of the world of Greco-Roman mythology as depicted in paintings, sculptures, vases, mosaics, and sarcophagi in the Museum's collections. Follow Orpheus on his[…]

18 Jul
Fri / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Soto and Other Site-Specific Art

    Law Building

    What makes art conceived for a particular site special? Why might a museum commission site-specific art? On this 45-minute tour, learn about several of these special works created and displayed throughout the MFAH, such as[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look Spotlight Tour “Movement in Art”

    Beck Building

    Artists often explore movement in art through a variety of methods. They depict motion, have viewers move around their works, or have their works move themselves. Come move with us through this 20-minute, motion-driven tour.[…]

  3. LECTURES
    A Splendid Legacy: Generations of Collecting at Houghton Hall

    Law Building

    Presented by Christine Gervais, associate curator, decorative arts and Rienzi. Bought or commissioned by eight generations of descendants of Sir Robert Walpole, England's first prime minister, the objects at Houghton Hall comprise a fascinating chronicle[…]

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