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
    Encountering Asia

    Law Building

    Join curatorial staff from the Asian art department on this 45-minute exploration of the Arts of Asia galleries. Each "Encountering Asia" tour focuses on art from a different geographical area or prevalent theme in Asian[…]

  3. 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[…]

  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. 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[…]

  6. 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[…]

  7. 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[…]

  8. 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[…]

  9. 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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