13 Aug
Thu / 2015

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Glassell Studio School: Fall 2015 Registration Open

    The Glassell Studio School

    Adults of all skill levels are invited to enroll in studio art and art history classes and workshops at the Glassell Studio School during this period of fall semester registration and faculty counseling for new[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Passport Tour “Splendors of Asian Art”

    Law 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 the Museum into[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Contemporary Perspectives: Asian Art in the 21st Century

    Law Building

    In this gallery talk highlighting contemporary art on view in the Arts of Asia galleries, discover a fresh perspective on Asian art for a new millennium.

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Date Night”

    Beck Building

    Dancing duos, kings and queens, gods and goddesses, mere mortals—all sorts of couples abound throughout the Museum's art collections. Bring along a date for this short tour that shares the fascinating stories behind the art.[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Destination Italy: A Different Painting Every Week”

    Beck Building

    Paintings by renowned Italian artists—from Carlo Dolci's intensely spiritual religious images and Luca Giordano's allegories, to the dramatic interpretations of Orazio Gentileschi and Francesco Solimena—are featured on these short tours. Discover a different work of art[…]

  6. WORKSHOPS
    Tangible Things

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    People make history through the things they gather, create, collect, exhibit, exchange, throw away, or ignore. What can we learn from the objects left behind? "Tangible Things," a five-session course on material culture, is a[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Travel Souvenirs”

    Beck Building

    In the late 16th century, it became fashionable for young aristocrats to visit Paris, Venice, Florence—and above all, Rome—as the culmination of a classical education. Thus was born the Grand Tour, a practice that introduced[…]

14 Aug
Fri / 2015

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Pottery Fridays at Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    This event is sold out. Explore the history of American craft at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens on selected Fridays this summer.

  2. 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[…]

  3. FILMS
    A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

    Law Building

    A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence—the conclusion to filmmaker Roy Andersson’s “Trilogy of Life”—surprised many by nabbing the top prize at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. Citing Dostoevsky as a primary influence,[…]

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