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  1. FILMS
    The Great Museum

    Law Building

    Presented in conjunction with "Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections" The Great Museum offers a revealing look behind the scenes of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum. Over several years, the staff of this remarkable institution prepared[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching the Treasures of the Habsburg Dynasty

    Law Building

    Sharpen your observation skills and sketch the magnificent treasures collected by one of Europe's longest-reigning dynasties! This art-making activity is inspired by the exhibition Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections. A teaching artist is on hand[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone + Studio “Status and Dress: Portraits of the Powerful”

    Beck Building, Law Building

    This summer, families are invited to discover the spectacular treasures in Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections. During June, explore the art of fashion around the world, and see how the most powerful people[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Garden Photography at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    On Sunday afternoons, visit the Rienzi gardens and capture their oasis-in-the-city beauty from behind the lens. Snap photos of the colorful flowers, lush green spaces, interesting architectural details, and eclectic statues. Use #rienzigardens to share your[…]

  5. WORKSHOPS
    Summer Fine Arts Workshop at Rienzi “A Family Story”

    Rienzi

    "A Family Story: Writers' Reflections" invites families to read, write, and create during a playful and engaging afternoon. Led by instructors from the School Literacy & Culture program at Rice University, visitors learn the story[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Let’s Go Dutch!”

    Beck Building

    Discover a different painting every week! This 20-minute Art Bite tour features a renowned Old Master each Thursday evening in July. Art Bite tours are a series of 20-minute gallery tours that feature one or two[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Passport Tour “European Art from the Renaissance to the Impressionists”

    Beck Building

    Make the MFAH your staycation destination! Travel around the globe, through time, and to other worlds in 45-minute Passport Tours. Join all of these summer tours and get to know the wonderful treasures that transform[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Other Worlds—Fantastic Visions

    Beck Building

    Journey to extraordinary wonderlands this summer! The Museum is brimming with otherworldly destinations—real and imaginary, tangible and virtual. On this 45-minute tour, you might turn into a virtual monster; enter a fanciful time warp where teapots[…]

  9. LECTURES
    Opening Day Lecture “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections”

    Law Building

    Presented by David Bomford, interim department head, European art; and chairman, department of conservation The exhibition Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna's Imperial Collections offers a rich survey of the breadth of the Habsburg Dynasty's collections—from[…]

  10. FILMS
    The Man with the Golden Arm

    Law Building

    60th anniversary screening In one of the first films to introduce jazz stylings into mainstream cinema scores, Frank Sinatra stars as a recovering addict and aspiring drummer. Composer Elmer Bernstein incorporated jazz elements to create[…]

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