24 Aug
Sun / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Mythical Creatures

    Beck Building

    Discover all manner of mythical creatures hiding in plain sight in the Museum's collection on this 45-minute tour.

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone + Studio “Alt Rock: Exploring a Sculpture by Zhan Wang”

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Explore how Chinese artist Zhan Wang (born 1962) creates artificial rocks inspired by traditional Chinese scholar's stones. This program lets families discover how his shiny sculpture straddles China’s modern and traditional ideas of art and[…]

  3. FILMS
    Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

    Law Building

    After 81 days of solitary detention, world-famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei (born 1957) is put under house arrest. He suffers from a sleeping disorder and memory loss; 18 cameras are monitoring his studio and home; police[…]

26 Aug
Tue / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Far from Home”

    Beck Building

    This 45-minute tour of works in the Museum's collections invites you to consider the impact of location on artists who leave their homes to travel or relocate—whether for leisure, inspiration, or refuge. ► Admission is free[…]

27 Aug
Wed / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Marville: Picturing Paris”

    Beck Building

    Enjoy the startling clarity, lyrical beauty, and historical significance of Charles Marville’s photographs of Paris in the 19th century on this 45-minute tour of the exhibition Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris. ► Admission is free[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Talk + Tour at Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    "Historians on the Collection" Bayou Bend continues its popular Talk + Tour program with a series of talks presented by local historians. Speakers use objects from the collection as a window into historians’ thought processes[…]

28 Aug
Thu / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gold Fever!

    Beck Building

    Explore the use of gold in various cultures on this 45-minute tour of the Glassell Collections of African, Indonesian, and Pre-Columbian Gold.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Mythical Creatures”

    Beck Building

    Discover all manner of mythical creatures hiding in plain sight in the Museum's collection on this 45-minute tour.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lejos de Casa

    Beck Building

    Esta charla se presenta en español. / This tour is presented in Spanish. Mientras observamos detenidamente las obras permanentes del MFAH, consideremos el impacto que tiene en los artistas, el mudarse o viajar, ya sea por[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Tour “Status-Symbol Portraits”

    Beck Building

    How can a portrait convey status? Find out how the rich and famous have traditionally been depicted during this 20-minute tour.

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