24 Feb
Tue / 2015

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

  2. WORKSHOPS
    Homeschool Family Workshop “Malaysian Wayang Kulit Puppets”

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Homeschool families are invited to a special performance and workshop with a visiting Malaysian shadow puppet troupe. Following a lively discussion of Malaysian Wayang Kulit puppets, families work with the performers to create their own[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Hearst Foundation Evening for Educators “Caravanserai: A Place Where Cultures Meet”

    Law Building

    Experience the mystical wonder of Malaysia’s ancient shadow puppetry tradition with “Wayang Kulit: The Shadow Play of Kelantan.” Discover the treasures of the Museum’s Indonesian gold collection and the cultural exchanges and influences between our[…]

25 Feb
Wed / 2015

  1. 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.[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “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. This 45-minute tour, the first in a series exploring the relationship between faith traditions and works of art,[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

26 Feb
Thu / 2015

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Adorning Adornment

    Beck Building

    Throughout history, art objects of sheer beauty have been created specifically to adorn the body, and to communicate status or rank. Join this 45-minute tour to explore objects in the Museum's collection—including jewels, crowns, funerary[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Spirit of America”

    Beck Building

    How can we define the ever-evolving character of America? On this 45-minute tour, explore the history, style, and subject matter of American art as it showcases the American spirit.

  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.

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