17 Jun
Fri / 2016

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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. 

  3. FILMS
    The Case of the Three-Sided Dream

    Law Building

    Dorthaan Kirk in attendance Rory Kirk in attendance Jazz visionary Rahsaan Roland Kirk was not only an otherworldly performer, he was also a tireless warrior against racial injustice and a campaigner for a wider appreciation[…]

18 Jun
Sat / 2016

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Around the World in 60 Minutes”

    Beck Building

    Where else in Houston can you travel from Europe and Asia to Africa and the Americas and still have time to pause and enjoy works of art along the way? MFAH members are invited to[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Saturday Sketch!

    Beck Building

    Sharpen your observation skills and have fun at the same time! Visitors are invited to explore the different techniques and tools that artists use to create sketches. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you started. Join the instructor for 15-minute mini lessons given at 11 a.m., 12 noon, and 1 p.m.

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Father’s Day Weekend at Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Bayou Bend offers holiday pricing and amenities for Father's Day! Admission is free for fathers and grandfathers, and everyone else in the group receives discounted admission.

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Recent Acquisitions at the MFAH

    Beck Building

    The Museum’s curators are constantly searching for works of art to enrich their collection areas. Get acquainted with a recent acquisition or two on this 20-minute Art Bite Tour. Art Bite tours are a series[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. FILMS
    All Night Long

    Law Building

    This psychodrama from British director Basil Dearden is an update of Shakespeare's Othello. The tale of betrayal takes place one evening in the smoky, mod-jazz scene of early 1960s London. Paul Harris and Marti Stevens star as[…]

19 Jun
Sun / 2016

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Father’s Day Tours at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Share an afternoon with Dad while touring the art collection and beautiful gardens at Rienzi! 

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