12 May
Thu / 2016

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Treasures of the Audrey Jones Beck Building

    Beck Building

    In 1992, Spanish architect Rafael Moneo was enlisted to design the next MFAH expansion, to be named for Museum patron Audrey Jones Beck. The Beck Building was created to hold the Museum’s collections of masterworks[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Treasures of the Caroline Wiess Law Building

    Law Building

    The original MFAH building, a “temple for art” designed by William Ward Watkin in the Neoclassical style, opened in 1924. There were subsequent additions to the building by Watkin, Houston architect Kenneth Franzheim, and two[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Focus Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Enjoy an in-depth discussion about an intriguing aspect of the Rienzi Collection. These small, personal tours are limited to 10 people.

  4. 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[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. 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[…]

  7. 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.[…]

  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. The Discovery Carts focus on six different art-making[…]

  9. 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[…]

  10. 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[…]

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