11 May
Wed / 2016

  1. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

12 May
Thu / 2016

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Focus Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Enjoy an in-depth discussion about an intriguing aspect of the Rienzi Collection.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    All That Jazz

    Beck Building

    The term “Jazz Age” was made popular by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote that it was a time when “the parties were bigger, the pace was faster, the buildings were higher, the morals[…]

  3. 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 music, drinks from the bar, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  4. LECTURES
    Your Brain on Art: Understanding the Brain in Creative Action and Context

    Law Building

    Presented by Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, professor, electrical and computer engineering, University of Houston Creativity and art appreciation are possible through the concerted action of the unfolding neural symphony in the human brain. Studying the language[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “The Lure of Antiquity”

    Beck Building

    Neoclassicism—the name given to the various movements that developed in Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, inspired by the art of Classical Greece and Rome—profoundly influenced fine arts, decorative arts, and architecture.[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “The Renaissance Rebirth”

    Beck Building

    The word “Renaissance” is a French term which has come to describe the “rebirth” of interest in classical Greco-Roman art and learning that arose in Italy from the early 14th to the mid-16th centuries. It[…]

  7. LECTURES
    Core Program Lecture: Jennifer Doyle

    Beck Building

    Presented by art historian Jennifer Doyle Jennifer Doyle is a writer, art historian, and professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. Her book Hold It Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art explores ideologies[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Ancient Stories for Long Summer Nights”

    Beck Building

    Works of art often depict scenes from narrative stories derived from mythology, religion, history, fable, or literature. Discover a different story in the Museum’s galleries each week on this 20-minute Art Bite Tour. Art Bite[…]

13 May
Fri / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Little Art Adventures

    MFAH Visitors Center

    Little Art Adventures is a program designed for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult companion. The experience includes a storybook circle, creative shape and color play, making a simple art project, and a[…]

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