26 Jun
Sun / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Garden Photography at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Visit the Rienzi gardens and capture their oasis-in-the-city beauty from behind the lens. Snap photos of the colorful flowers, lush green spaces, interesting architectural details, and eclectic statues. 

  2. 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+

  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
    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[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Celebrate Fathers!

    Beck Building

    Since ancient times, artists have celebrated extraordinary men who also happen to be fathers. Join this lively, 45-minute tour and journey through time to explore some of the Museum's most beloved works of art, showcasing[…]

  6. 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.[…]

28 Jun
Tue / 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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    MFAH Playdate

    Beck Building

    Children up to 35 months old, and an adult caregiver, enjoy a multi-sensory experience in the galleries. Families sing songs, listen to storybooks, and take part in fun, art-related games and activities.

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Family Storybook Circle

    Beck Building

    Join in a lively storybook adventure that connects art with fun and entertaining stories. Recommended for ages 3–5. Drop in to participate! Admission is free for Museum members and for children 12 & younger.

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Visit Bayou Bend during open-sketching hours, when guests are invited to draw from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Paper, clipboards, and pencils are provided. 

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