09 Jan
Fri / 2015

  1. 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[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Inside the MFAH Friday Afternoon Lecture “Cat Lady Chic”

    Law Building

    Presented by Diane Lovejoy, publisher in chief The term “cat lady” often evokes the image of an unfashionable, unkempt, and slightly unhinged spinster hoarding multiple cats. Merging her passion for art with her love for[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Friday Focus Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Start your weekend at Rienzi! On the second and fourth Friday of the month, enjoy an in-depth tour and discussion about an intriguing aspect of the Rienzi Collection. These small, personal tours are limited to 10[…]

  4. 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[…]

10 Jan
Sat / 2015

  1. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Art Beyond Sight

    Beck Building

    "Art Beyond Sight" is a 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. Admission is[…]

  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[…]

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