05 May
Thu / 2016

  1. EVENTS
    Members Double Discount Days

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, MFA Shop

    Find the perfect gifts for moms and grads at a discount! During Members Double Discount Days, MFAH members receive 20% off purchases in the MFA Shop and the Shop at Bayou Bend. That's twice the usual[…]

  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. There were subsequent additions to the building by Watkin, Houston architect Kenneth Franzheim, and two[…]

  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. FILMS
    The Filth and the Fury

    Law Building

    Presented by director Julien Temple A shocking portrait of one of the most notorious rock groups of all time, The Filth and the Fury is a compelling and insightful look into the world of the[…]

  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. 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[…]

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