20 May
Fri / 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. Additions by Watkin and Houston architect Kenneth Franzheim, plus two major expansions by internationally renowned[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rivals, Spies, and the Quest for White Gold: Rienzi’s Porcelain Masterpieces

    Rienzi

    Discover Rienzi's porcelain splendors! This docent-led tour introduces you to the inspiring development of "white gold" in Europe during the 18th century. Explore the monarchs and vibrant commercial markets that fed the rise of the[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Opening Reception: Glassell Studio School “Annual Student Exhibition”

    The Glassell Studio School

    Celebrate the Annual Student Exhibition at this opening reception at the Studio School, 2450 Holcombe. Enjoy light refreshments, and view the juried selection of outstanding student work from all Glassell Studio School departments. The exhibition[…]

  5. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Extended Hours for the Museum and MFA Café

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Make a night of it! During the final weekends of Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940, the Museum’s main campus and MFA Café stay open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.[…]

  6. FILMS
    No Home Movie

    Law Building

    The October 2015 suicide of revered artist and filmmaker Chantal Akerman stunned the global film community and makes watching her final film all the more poignant, as No Home Movie reveals the tender intimacy of her[…]

  7. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art Crowd Party “High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter”

    Law Building

    Party with the Art Crowd! The Museum's group for young members is getting together for an after-hours look at the lush portraits of High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter.  Guests enjoy cocktails, light[…]

21 May
Sat / 2016

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Members Tour “High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter”

    Beck Building

    Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873), born and trained in Germany, settled in Paris in 1834 and served as court painter to King Louis-Philippe. Executing more than 140 commissions for the French court, Winterhalter gained such acclaim[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Rites of Passage”

    Beck Building

    A rite of passage marks the transition from one phase of life to another. Although the term “rite of passage” is often used to describe the tumultuous transition from adolescence to adulthood, it can refer[…]

  3. 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[…]

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