30 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. 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[…]

  6. 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[…]

01 Jul
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. FILMS
    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Law Building

    Saturday's screening introduced by Pete Vonder Haar from the Houston Film Critics Society This Technicolor swashbuckler is one of eight movies costarring Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn. It’s set in England during the Crusades,[…]

02 Jul
Sat / 2016

  1. 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.

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour: The Post-Impressionist “Isms”

    Beck Building

    Impressionism was based on the objective recording of nature and effects of color and light. Many artists who exhibited with the Impressionists abandoned the style in favor of their own highly personal forms of artistic[…]

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