19 Feb
Mon / 2018

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Monday Holiday: Open on Presidents’ Day

    Beck Building, Law Building, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Rienzi

    The Museum, Bayou Bend, and Rienzi—usually closed on Monday—are open on Presidents’ Day. 

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With more than 100 galleries and all the frequently changing exhibitions throughout the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything in one visit! Join this 45-minute tour that samples the diverse array of art on view at the MFAH today.

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Exclusive Tour “Passion for Perfection: The Straus Collection of Renaissance Art”

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    Beck Building

    In this private tour of the exhibition Passion for Perfection, curator Helga Aurisch discusses the Straus family, how the Straus Collection was formed and came to the MFAH, key works in the exhibition, and the significant role the collection has played in the growth of the Museum’s holdings of European art. 

20 Feb
Tue / 2018

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Visit Bayou Bend during open-sketching hours, when guests are invited to draw from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Paper, clipboards, and pencils are provided. 

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Audrey Jones Beck Building

    Beck Building

    ​Join this 45-minute tour to sample works on view from collections throughout the Beck Building. Each tour includes different works of art, so your experience is always a fresh look at the Museum!

21 Feb
Wed / 2018

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Caroline Wiess Law Building

    Law Building

    Discover architectural and artistic treasures on this tour of the Law Building, designed by William Ward Watkin with additions by Kenneth Franzheim and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

  2. LECTURES
    Kinder Institute for Urban Research Forum Lecture: Harriet Tregoning on Recovering from Natural Disasters

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    Law Building

    An expert on natural and economic disaster resilience, Harriet Tregoning discusses how a community and government recover from disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.

22 Feb
Thu / 2018

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With more than 100 galleries and all the frequently changing exhibitions throughout the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything in one visit! Join this 45-minute tour that samples the diverse array of art on view at the MFAH today.

  2. FILMS
    Oscar Nominees: Live-Action Short Film

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    The MFAH is the only venue in Houston presenting all three programs of short films nominated for Academy Awards in 2018! Nominees for Best Live-Action Short Film feature a deaf child who learns to communicate; a look at the tragic story of Emmett Till; a comedy about two “psychiatrists”; and more. Rated R for violence & language.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Thoma Collection

    Beck Building

    This 45-minute, docent-led tour explores the exhibition Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Thoma Collection, featuring selections from Carl and Marilynn Thoma’s celebrated private collection.

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