04 Feb
Thu / 2016

  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
    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[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    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 45-minute tour and discover the wide variety of ways artists[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursdays

    Beck Building

    Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour on Thursday, when general admission is free and the MFAH is open late! Enjoy drinks at the cash bar, beats by a local DJ, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Pleasures of the Senses”

    Beck Building

    The concept of the five senses is rooted in Greek philosophy, which held that the senses are points of contact between people and the universe. Though the visual arts are a feast for the eyes,[…]

  7. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art, Body & Mind “Open-Hearted Art: Meditation with Sound and Silence”

    Beck Building

    Presented by Anne C. Klein, professor, department of religion, Rice University Art opens the way to peace and exultation, and to all the pleasures of the imagination. Most especially, it nourishes a relaxed and vibrant[…]

  8. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Discovery Carts

    Beck Building

    Stop by the Discovery Cart and do something you can’t do anywhere else in the Museum—touch and feel the materials from which works of art are made. 

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Love Is in the Air”

    Beck Building

    The French poet Remy de Gourmont, a contemporary of the Impressionists in the late 19th century, wrote of love and art: “Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion.[…]

  10. LECTURES
    Contemporary Art in Latin America: Materializing Violence in Contemporary Colombian Art

    Law Building

    Presented by Rachel Mohl, curatorial assistant, Latin American art Beginning in the 1980s, many Colombian artists experimented with new media to express the social, political, economic, and cultural effects of the country's civil war. Their[…]

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