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 is closed today.

  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[…]

03 Oct
Sat / 2015

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Museum Educators Open House

    Beck Building

    At this annual event, institutions throughout the Houston Museum District offer information and presentations about opportunities for teachers, student teachers, homeschool educators, and administrators. Free to educators who register; three hours of continuing education credit available. Registered[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Rienzi Collection

    Rienzi

    Experience the depth and breadth of the Rienzi Collection on this one-hour, docent-led tour. Guests explore the glamour of 18th- and 19th-century Europe through beautiful examples of painting, porcelain, furniture, and metalwork.  Free with Rienzi admission.[…]

  3. WORKSHOPS
    Girl Scout Juniors: Badge Day at Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Bayou Bend invites Girl Scout Juniors to a day of fun exploring history. Learn about the lives of Early American women—including work and leisure—and participate in a celebration with tea, music, and dancing from the[…]

  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. FILMS
    Court

    Law Building

    India's submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film! “Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics[…]

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