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

  4. FILMS
    Absolute Beginners

    Law Building

    Presented by director Julien Temple, who also participates in the post-film discussion moderated by Bill Arning, director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston This unconventional musical set in 1950s Britain centers on an 18-year-old photographer[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    MFAH Mixed Media

    Law Building

    MFAH Mixed Media is a late-night party series that transforms the Museum into a multi-sensory experience.

07 May
Sat / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Pilates Day at the MFAH

    Law Building

    On a beautiful spring morning, join us to celebrate Pilates Day, a global event designed by the Pilates Method Alliance to provide free Pilates experiences to communities around the world! Bring your mat for a[…]

  2. 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[…]

  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. 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[…]

  5. 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[…]

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