17 Sep
Thu / 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[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Human Experience: Love, Romance, and Everything in Between

    Beck Building

    Sophocles, the ancient Greek playwright famous for his tragedies, once wrote: “One word frees us from all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” Discover the many faces of love that are on view[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art + Cuisine “Truly Texas Mexican: A Native Culinary Heritage in Recipes”

    Beck Building

    Presented by chef and author Adán Medrano “Should we eat the art?” During this dinner and conversation, the answer is a firm “yes.” Tonight's unique dining/art experience celebrates the culinary story of the first inhabitants[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “A Taste of History: A Different Theme Every Week”

    Beck Building

    Discover a different intersection between art and history every week! Go beyond exploring a work of art in terms of art movements and artistic styles. All works of art are created within a historical context that[…]

  5. LECTURES
    How Elihu Yale Made His Fortune in India and Founded Yale University

    Law Building

    Presented by historian and gem expert Benjamin Zucker, coauthor of "Elihu Yale: Merchant, Collector & Patron" This lecture traces the remarkable story of the Welsh merchant for whom Yale University is named. Elihu Yale (1649–1721)[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Downtime”

    Beck Building

    Indulge your imagination! Chill out, relax, enjoy, lie under a tree, and smell the roses through works of art selected from the Museum's collections.  Art Bite tours are a series of lively, 20-minute gallery tours that[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Through the Camera’s Eye”

    Beck Building

    In the 21st century, it’s hard to imagine what it must have felt like, nearly 200 years ago, to see a photograph for the first time. After photography was invented, people described the images as[…]

18 Sep
Fri / 2015

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Rienzi Collection

    Rienzi

    Experience the depth and breadth of the Rienzi Collection on this one-hour, docent-led tour. Guests explore the glamour of 18th- and 19th-century Europe through beautiful examples of painting, porcelain, furniture, and metalwork.  Free with Rienzi admission.[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Human Experience: The World, Our Home

    Beck Building

    From the earliest times, people have found sustenance and solace, challenge and mystery, in the natural world. Art has been a means to express their awe of, communion with, dependence on, and isolation from the[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Patron-Plus Viewing Hours “Mark Rothko: A Retrospective”

    Beck Building

    Museum members at the Patron level and above are invited to preview Mark Rothko: A Retrospective before the exhibition opens to the general membership and to the public. Drop in anytime between 2 p.m. and[…]

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