10 Jan
Sat / 2015

  1. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Art Beyond Sight

    Beck Building

    In this gallery program for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, trained educators use verbal descriptions and hands-on materials to engage participants with the Museum’s art collections and exhibitions.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Members Tour “Asian Gallery: The Many Faces of Buddhism”

    Beck Building

    For centuries, most works of art were created to express beliefs about the nature of the divine.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour “Stories Behind American Silver”

    Beck Building

    Can a silver collection expose the politics of gender, class, and morals in America? Join this 20-minute tour of Silver: An American Art—Selections from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and discover stories of 19th-century[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Impressionists’ Wet Paint

    Beck Building

    The Impressionists often used the technique of wet-on-wet, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous layers of wet paint without waiting for the previous application to dry. On this 45-minute tour, look[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    What’s on View Today?

    Beck Building

    With more than 100 galleries and constantly changing exhibitions throughout the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything on view in one visit—so take a 45-minute tour that highlights signature objects. These tours promise to[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Shocking! Awesome!

    Beck Building

    Emotional responses to art are not uncommon, and some artworks are even intended to provoke shock or awe. On this 45-minute docent-led tour, experience works of art that conjured powerful emotions in their viewers when[…]

  7. LECTURES
    Monet at Vétheuil and Lavacourt: Crisis and Memory

    Law Building

    Presented by Richard Brettell, the Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics, University of Texas at Dallas Claude Monet painted more than 180 landscapes in and around the small town of Vétheuil and the[…]

  8. FILMS
    Diplomacy

    Law Building

    Volker Schlöndorff (The Tin Drum) has created a compelling and cinematic wartime thriller, based on a true story. As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Adolf Hitler gives orders that the[…]

11 Jan
Sun / 2015

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching along the Seine

    Law Building

    In this art-making activity inspired by Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River, families are invited to sketch works of art in the European galleries and explore how Claude Monet used natural light in[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Garden Photography at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Visit the Rienzi gardens and capture their oasis-in-the-city beauty from behind the lens. Snap photos of the colorful flowers, lush green spaces, interesting architectural details, and eclectic statues. 

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