26 May
Thu / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Glassell Studio School: Summer 2016 Registration Open

    The Glassell Studio School

    Adults of all skill levels are invited to enroll in studio art and art history classes and workshops at the Glassell Studio School during this period of summer semester registration and faculty counseling for new[…]

  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. 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[…]

  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. 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.[…]

  7. 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[…]

  8. 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[…]

  9. 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[…]

27 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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