23 Apr
Mon / 2018

  1. LECTURES
    Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: A Dialogue in Bronze, Stucco, and Stone

    Beck Building

    This lecture, which celebrates the exhibition Reflection and Enlightenment: Chinese Buddhist Gilt Bronzes from the Jane and Leopold Swergold Collection, explores how Buddhist images were shaped by—and also reshaped—Chinese sculptural traditions.

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Exclusive Tour “Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples”

    SOLD OUT
    Beck Building

    This private, curator-led tour looks at how the works in the exhibition Michelangelo and the Vatican highlight Michelangelo’s greatest artistic triumphs, the close relationship between the artist and Pope Paul III, and the vital role drawing played in art production throughout Europe in the late 15th and 16th centuries.

24 Apr
Tue / 2018

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Visit Bayou Bend during open-sketching hours, when guests are invited to draw from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Paper, clipboards, and pencils are provided. 

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Audrey Jones Beck Building

    Beck Building

    ​Join this 45-minute tour to sample works on view from collections throughout the Beck Building. Each tour includes different works of art, so your experience is always a fresh look at the Museum!

25 Apr
Wed / 2018

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Caroline Wiess Law Building

    Law Building

    Discover architectural and artistic treasures on this tour of the Law Building, designed by William Ward Watkin with additions by Kenneth Franzheim and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

26 Apr
Thu / 2018

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With more than 100 galleries and all the frequently changing exhibitions throughout the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything in one visit! Join this 45-minute tour that samples the diverse array of art on view at the MFAH today.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

    Law Building

    Discover lavishly made ceremonial objects, finely crafted arms and armor, sumptuous jewels, intricately carved furnishings, and more during this 45-minute, docent-led tour of Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Focus Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Enjoy an in-depth discussion about an intriguing aspect of the Rienzi Collection.

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursday: Latin Wave

    Beck Building

    Kick off one of the Museum's most popular annual film festivals at this Latin Wave-infused Happy Hour Thursday. Enjoy drinks, beats, and food-truck bites.

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour

    Beck Building

    Discover something new every week with Art Bite tours, a series of 20-minute gallery tours that feature one or two specific art objects. The topic is the docent’s choice, so each tour is unique. These “bite”-size gallery experiences are quite a treat!

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