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  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Galveston: A Treasure Trove of Texas and Southwest Material Culture

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Off-site

    Historically rich Galveston Island is the setting for this study trip led by experts from Bayou Bend's staff! Participants enjoy special access and customized experiences at three remarkable venues: the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, a National[…]

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Art Beyond Sight

    Beck Building

    In this gallery program for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, trained educators use verbal descriptions and hands-on materials to engage participants with the Museum’s art collections and exhibitions.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Members Tour “Picturing Place”

    Beck Building

    What is a “place”? A geographical location? A physical surrounding? A state of mind? The answer is all of the above, and more! Join the one-hour members tour and discover the wide variety of ways[…]

  4. FILMS
    Hitchcock/Truffaut

    Law Building

    More screenings added! In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to talk about cinema. Truffaut’s many questions were answered, and expanded into a dialogue between colleagues. Based[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “New Year’s Resolutions”

    Beck Building

    We all make New Year’s resolutions, promising to do something that improves our physical, emotional, or intellectual wellbeing. On this 20-minute tour, make “get to know your Museum” number one on your list. Art Bite[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America

    Law Building

    The exhibition Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America brings together a selection of major works by 21 artists who are recognized as pioneers or precursors of key artistic trends both inside and outside their[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Kiss of the Egg

    Law Building

    Experience a playful work featured in the exhibition Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America. Through a docent-led discussion, visitors consider the sculpture Kiss of the Egg by Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco (born 1962), one of the[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael

    Beck Building

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566–1638)” A remarkable storyteller, Mannerist painter Joachim Wtewael depicted risqué mythological scenes and moralizing biblical tales with equal ease. He was a virtuoso[…]

  9. LECTURES
    Buns of Steel: Joachim Wtewael and the Human Body

    Law Building

    Presented by James Clifton, curator, Renaissance and Baroque painting; director, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation; and organizing co-curator of  “Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566–1638)” Joachim Wtewael was a master at depicting human[…]

  10. FILMS
    Vertigo

    Law Building

    An old friend asks John “Scottie” Ferguson (James Stewart)—a San Francisco detective with a fear of heights—to follow his enigmatic wife (Kim Novak). Invigorated by the case, Ferguson becomes obsessed with her. But a twist[…]

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