04 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. 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[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. FILMS
    Too Late Blues

    Law Building

    Following the critical success of his independently produced Shadows, John Cassavetes’s rarely seen second film was made within the studio system. Too Late Blues stars Bobby Darin as jazz pianist John “Ghost” Wakefield, Everett Chambers[…]

05 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. 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[…]

  4. FILMS
    Aferim!

    Law Building

    Set in the 19th century, this Romanian road movie follows gendarme Costandin and his son across a barren landscape, in search of a slave who has run away and is suspected of having an affair[…]

07 Jun
Tue / 2016

  1. 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.

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