03 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. 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[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    First Thursday Sketching in the Galleries

    Law Building, Beck Building

    On the first Thursday of select months, sketch works of art in the galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you started.[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursdays

    Beck Building

    Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour! General admission is free on Thursdays, so take advantage of the opportunity to discover your Museum at no cost. While you're here, grab a drink at the[…]

04 Jul
Fri / 2014

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Museum Open on 4th of July

    Beck Building, Law Building

    The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Independence Day. ► Exhibitions on View Bayou Bend is open for its annual 4th of July Celebration from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Rienzi is closed. Cullen[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    4th of July Celebration at Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Celebrate Independence Day at Houston’s home for American decorative arts and paintings. The annual 4th of July festival at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens offers up an extravaganza of Americana: performers, crafts, activities, refreshments, and more.[…]

05 Jul
Sat / 2014

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Marville: Picturing Paris”

    Beck Building

    Known as the official photographer of Paris, Charles Marville (1813–1879) photographed the city both before and after its medieval streets were razed to make way for the broad boulevards, parks, and monumental buildings we have[…]

  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. 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[…]

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