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[…]

  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. FILMS
    Rififi

    Law Building

    After making such American noir classics as Brute Force and The Naked City, blacklisted director Jules Dassin went to Paris to film what the Los Angeles Times called “one of the great crime thrillers, the benchmark[…]

  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.[…]

28 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
    Photography in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Are you an amateur photographer? The Bayou Bend gardens provide a unique opportunity! Capture the beautiful blooms, gorgeous woodlands, and formal landscapes through your own lens. Please note the guidelines below. Admission to the gardens is[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. 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[…]

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