21 May
Thu / 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
    Exhibition Spotlight “A Photographer’s Collection: Gifts from Michael and Michele Marvins”

    Beck Building

    Take this 45-minute tour for a look at images created by a who's who of the greatest names in photographic history. The exhibition A Photographer’s Collection celebrates the gifts, both current and promised, that Houston photographer Michael Marvins and his[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Presented by Margaret Culbertson, Powell Library; Jon Evans, Hirsch Library This gallery talk features a discussion about the exhbition Rienzi Library: Highlights from a House. Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its[…]

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

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursdays

    Beck Building

    Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour! General admission is free on Thursdays, so take advantage of the opportunity to discover your Museum at no cost. While you're here, grab a drink at the[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “In the Footsteps of the Impressionists”

    Beck Building

    Got spring fever? Ready to get out of town? Join the Impressionists and relax in a garden, stroll the Seine, wander the streets of Paris, or journey to Pont-Aven on this 20-minute tour of selected[…]

  7. LECTURES
    Archaeological Institute of America Lecture “China, the Swahili Coast, and Arabia: Contact in a Golden Age of Diplomacy”

    Law Building

    Presented by James Delgado, director of maritime heritage, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Lost ships, ceramics strewn on the seabed, and seemingly fantastic tales of ostriches, zebras, and giraffes—oh my! The great Chinese explorer Zheng[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Let’s drink to that!”

    Beck Building

    The custom of raising a glass and drinking to the prosperity, happiness, luck, or good health of another dates back at least to antiquity. In Rome, drinking to another's health became so important that the[…]

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Don’t mess with the gods!”

    Beck Building

    What happens when mere mortals try to best the Greco-Roman gods? Find out on this 20-minute tour. Caution! The story doesn’t have a happy ending. Art Bite tours are a series of 20-minute gallery tours[…]

22 May
Fri / 2015

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Little Art Adventures

    MFAH Visitors Center

    Little Art Adventures is a special program designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old and an adult companion. The experience includes a storybook circle, creative shape and color play, the creation of a[…]

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