21 Jan
Wed / 2015

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Shocking! Awesome!”

    Beck Building

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

22 Jan
Thu / 2015

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Fangs, Feathers, and Fins

    Beck Building

    In the ancient Americas, the image of the jaguar, harpy eagle, howler monkey, and other beings were used to bestow supernatural powers, to protect, and for worship. During this 45-minute tour of the exhibition Fangs,[…]

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

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rivals, Spies, and the Quest for White Gold: Rienzi’s Porcelain Masterpieces

    Rienzi

    Discover Rienzi’s porcelain splendors! This docent-led tour introduces you to the inspiring development of “white gold” in Europe during the 18th century. 

  4. 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 drinks at the cash bar, beats by a local DJ, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour “Wild Beasts”

    Beck Building

    In 1905, artists Henri Matisse, André Derain, and others were labeled “Wild Beasts” (in French, Les Fauves) for a style that challenged the academic norms with its bright, non-naturalistic colors and simplified forms. Parisians were[…]

  6. FILMS
    15Malaysia

    Law Building

    Introduced by filmmaker and musician Pete Teo 15Malaysia, produced by noted musician, actor, and filmmaker Pete Teo, is a compilation of short films by Malaysian filmmakers. This omnibus examines sociopolitical issues including corruption, freedom of[…]

23 Jan
Fri / 2015

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Little Art Adventures

    MFAH Visitors Center

    Little Art Adventures is a special program designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old and an adult companion. The experience includes a storybook circle, creative shape and color play, the creation of a[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look Art Bite Tour “Wild Beasts”

    Beck Building

    In 1905, the artists Henri Matisse, André Derain, and others were labeled “Wild Beasts” (in French, Les Fauves) for a style that challenged the academic norms with its bright, non-naturalistic colors, and simplified forms. Parisians[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Inside the MFAH Friday Afternoon Lecture “A Quick History of Photography”

    Law Building

    Presented by Malcolm Daniel, curator in charge, department of photography and special projects Imagine what it must have felt like, 175 years ago, to see a photograph for the first time. The images were described[…]

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