24 Jun
Fri / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Rienzi Docent Open House

    Rienzi

    • Do you love learning and enjoy sharing knowledge with others? • Do you have an interest in European art and Houston history? • Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? • Consider joining[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. FILMS
    The Amazing Nina Simone

    Law Building

    Much beloved and often misunderstood, Nina Simone (1933–2003) is one of America’s most overlooked musical geniuses. The Amazing Nina Simone finally illustrates her story, through interviews with musicians, friends, and family members. The documentary follows Simone[…]

25 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. 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[…]

  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[…]

  4. FILMS
    Eva Hesse

    Law Building

    Sunday's screening introduced by art historian Linda Shearer Talented artist Eva Hesse (1936–1970) tragically died of a brain tumor at age 34. Her pioneering sculptures using latex, fiberglass, and plastics helped establish the post-Minimalist movement.[…]

26 Jun
Sun / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone

    Beck Building

    Families are invited to drop in and enjoy a variety of games, activities, looking guides, books, and mini-tours of the galleries. Recommended for ages 3+

  2. 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[…]

  3. FILMS
    Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood

    Law Building

    Francisco de Goya (1746–1828), Spain’s most celebrated artist, is widely considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain’s troubled past, he was also a gifted portrait painter and social[…]

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