26 Aug
Wed / 2015

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    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[…]

27 Aug
Thu / 2015

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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.

  3. 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.[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Feng Shui: The Chinese Art of Placement

    Law Building

    Presented by Master Yanyi, author and feng shui expert The Arts of China Gallery showcases ancient and modern objects. Two of the contemporary masterpieces are the gunpowder mural Odyssey, by Cai Guo-Qiang; and Chopsticks 2006, a pair[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Artful Thursday: Houston Ballet Academy performs “beyond the shadow of a doubt”

    Law Building

    The interactive art experience Shadow Monsters comes alive in a new way! See dancers from Houston Ballet Academy move playfully through the installation in the Museum's vast Cullinan Hall. Inspiration comes from the improvisational nature of the[…]

  6. 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[…]

  7. 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[…]

  8. 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[…]

28 Aug
Fri / 2015

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Little Art Adventures

    MFAH Visitors Center

    This summer, Little Art Adventures invites families to learn about different elements of art such as shape, color, and line. Offered on the fourth Friday of the month, Little Art Adventures is designed for children[…]

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