16 Oct
Fri / 2015

  1. 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[…]

17 Oct
Sat / 2015

  1. WORKSHOPS
    “Learning Through Art at the MFAH” K–12 Educator Seminar

    Beck Building

    In this workshop for educators, discover how art can bridge disciplines to teach literacy and writing skills, math, science, and social studies. Use the Museum’s K–12 curriculum to integrate higher-level cognitive skills such as observing[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Rothko in Retrospect

    Law Building

    Long recognized as among the foremost figures of the Abstract Expressionist vanguard, Mark Rothko (1903–1970) embraced the possibility of beauty in pure abstraction with a painterly eloquence that gave a new voice to American art.[…]

  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. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Rothko’s Contemporaries”

    Beck Building

    Long recognized as among the foremost figures of the Abstract Expressionist vanguard, Mark Rothko (1903–1970) embraced the possibility of beauty in pure abstraction with a painterly eloquence that gave a new voice to American art.[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “A Taste of Native American History”

    Beck Building

    The majority of objects in the Museum’s collection of Native American art were created by the Pueblo cultures of northern Arizona and New Mexico. Join this tour to sample the variety of art encompassed by[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Human Experience: The World, Our Home

    Beck Building

    From the earliest times, people have found sustenance and solace, challenge and mystery, in the natural world. Art has been a means to express their awe of, communion with, dependence on, and isolation from the[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Roman Vishniac Rediscovered

    Beck Building

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Roman Vishniac Rediscovered” Through his poignant images, Roman Vishniac—more than any other photographer—influenced contemporary notions of Jewish life in Eastern Europe prior to World War II. Vishniac (1897–1990) created the[…]

  8. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Gallery Concert “Mercury Moments: Audience Favorites from 15 Years” by Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined

    Beck Building

    Presented by Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined Now in its fourth year, Mercury’s Neighborhood Series offers hour-long concerts in four neighborhoods across Houston—The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for the Museum District; Memorial; The Woodlands; and[…]

  9. FILMS
    Chan Is Missing

    Law Building

    Presented by Karen Fang, University of Houston The audience is invited to a post-film reception in the Museum galleries. "Made for just $20,000, the breakthrough film of director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) follows[…]

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