02 Jun
Thu / 2016

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    By Royal Decree: Objects Commissioned by European Monarchs

    Rienzi

    Visit Rienzi and survey the objects and paintings commissioned by kings and queens of 17th- and 18th-century Europe. This tour of the Rienzi Collection considers how and why these works of art were used by their[…]

  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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Summer Art Explorers

    Beck Building, Law Building

    From fashion and portraits to landscapes and sculptures, journey through the Museum and explore works of art from around the world this summer! Families can embark on artistic adventures with games, toys, and storybooks in[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    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, the[…]

  6. 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[…]

  7. 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,[…]

  8. 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[…]

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Timeless Symbols in Art”

    Beck Building

    Explore a selection of artistic symbols and their meanings in different cultures and times on this 20-minute Art Bite Tour. Art Bite tours are a series of lively, 20-minute gallery tours that feature one or[…]

03 Jun
Fri / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Little Artists

    Beck Building

    Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to experience an exciting art adventure at the MFAH! Together with an adult caregiver, kids learn about the materials and process used to create different ceramic sculptures from[…]

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