01 Oct
Thu / 2015

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Today at the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With more than 100 galleries and ever-changing exhibitions throughout the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything in one visit. So take a 45-minute tour that samples the diverse array of art on view at[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Human Experience: Visualizing Faith

    Beck Building

    Since the earliest days of human civilization, faith—whether in Osiris, Zeus, the God of Abraham, Allah, Buddha, or Hindu deities—has inspired timeless works of art that speak to the ongoing search for the meaning of[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights Tour: American Decorative Arts and Design

    Beck Building

    Visit the American art galleries with Marissa Hershon, curatorial assistant for decorative arts and design. This 45-minute tour explores the theme of texture across a variety of media, spanning furniture and metalwork of the Arts[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Law Building Closes at 5 p.m. / Beck Building & Other MFAH Locations Open Regular Hours

    Law Building

    In preparation for Friday's annual Grand Gala Ball fundraising event, the Law Building closes at 5 p.m. today, reopening with regular hours on Saturday. For tonight's Artful Thursday, guests may enter and exit through the Main Street[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Downtime”

    Beck Building

    Indulge your imagination! Chill out, relax, enjoy, lie under a tree, and smell the roses through works of art selected from the Museum's collections.  Art Bite tours are a series of lively, 20-minute gallery tours that[…]

  6. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “The Rothko Chapel: The Evolution of a Sanctuary for All”

    Law Building

    Presented by Eric M. Wolf, head librarian, the Menil Collection In conjunction with Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, this program focuses on Mark Rothko (1903–1970) and the extraordinary Houston chapel that bears his name. Located on the campus[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “A Taste of History: A Different Theme Every Week”

    Beck Building

    Discover a different intersection between art and history every week! Go beyond exploring a work of art in terms of art movements and artistic styles. All works of art are created within a historical context that[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Body Talk”

    Beck Building

    So much communication occurs through body language. Gestures, eye contact, facial expressions, and the way a body is carried all send nonverbal messages. Come along on this tour and discover how body language speaks volumes[…]

02 Oct
Fri / 2015

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Law Building Closed Today Only / Beck Building & Other MFAH Locations Open

    Law Building

    In preparation for tonight’s annual Grand Gala Ball fundraising event, the Law Building and south parking lot are closed today. Museum general admission is free all day, and visitors may use the MFAH Parking Garage at no charge.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Human Experience: Love, Romance, and Everything in Between

    Beck Building

    Sophocles, the ancient Greek playwright famous for his tragedies, once wrote: “One word frees us from all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” Discover the many faces of love that are on view[…]

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