15 Jun
Wed / 2016

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Storytime Tours at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Introduce children to the magic of art and literature in an intimate, house-museum setting. Storytime Tours are a fun and interactive activity featuring stories related to themes highlighted in the Rienzi Collection. Free with Rienzi[…]

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

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

    Law 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[…]

16 Jun
Thu / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Summer Art Explorers: Look, Discover, Create!

    Beck Building, Law Building

    From ceramics and fiber to paint and metalwork, families are invited to experiment and create with materials found in works throughout the Museum this summer!

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Impressionist Revolution

    Beck Building

    Join this 45-minute, docent-led tour and explore what was so revolutionary about the paintings of the Impressionists—a revolution that continues to be felt to the present day.

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursdays

    Beck Building

    Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour on Thursday, when general admission is free and the MFAH is open late! Enjoy music, drinks from the bar, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “High Art/Low Art”

    Beck Building

    Until the 19th century, Western paintings and painters were strictly classified by type, according to a “hierarchy of the genres.” This well-established doctrine declared that the paintings of histories—stories from the Bible, from ancient history,[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Health & Wellness “The Art and Science of Meditation” Presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Beck Building

    Presented by Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, assistant professor and director of education, Integrative Medicine Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center; and meditation and Tibetan yoga teacher, Ligmincha Texas Institute for Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts. Meditation is[…]

  6. FILMS
    Here Come the Videofreex

    Law Building

    Thursday's screening introduced by filmmaker and activist Tish Stringer In the 1960s and 1970s, a group of renegade journalists, the Videofreex, democratized the media, using handheld video cameras to record the world around them. This[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “The Impressionist Revolution”

    Beck Building

    From the perspective of 2016, it’s almost impossible to imagine why the paintings created by the artists we call the Impressionists were so universally ridiculed and feared in late-19th-century France. Between 1874 and 1886, they[…]

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