16 May
Mon / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Exclusive Tour “High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter”

    Law Building

    Led by Helga K. Aurisch, curator, European art, and organizing curator of  “High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter” In 1866, art critic Arthur Stevens wrote of Franz Xaver Winterhalter: “He specializes in painting the[…]

17 May
Tue / 2016

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Homeschool Family Workshop “High Society: Exploring the Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter”

    Law Building

    In the exhibition galleries of High Society, homeschool families explore portraits by 19th-century artist Franz Xaver Winterhalter, who was born in a small German village and would become the preferred painter of royal families across[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Visit Bayou Bend during open-sketching hours, when guests are invited to draw from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Paper, clipboards, and pencils are provided. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own campstools. Admission to the[…]

  4. 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. Additions by Watkin and Houston architect Kenneth Franzheim, plus two major expansions by internationally renowned[…]

18 May
Wed / 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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    History Book Club “When America First Met China”

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Join Rienzi and Bayou Bend for good books and great conversations! This edition of the History Book Club features a discussion about When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. 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. Additions by Watkin and Houston architect Kenneth Franzheim, plus two major expansions by internationally renowned[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Twilight Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Relax and see Rienzi and its gardens at twilight. Enjoy wine, light hors d'oeuvres, and live music. Docents are stationed throughout the house to greet guests and to interpret the collection. Admission $15 MFAH members[…]

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