14 Jul
Thu / 2016

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Learning Through Art Summer Institute: Grades 6–8

    Beck Building

    This three-day Learning Through Art institute for middle-school educators introduces a new way of thinking about curriculum and professional development in the art museum. Research has shown that an education in the arts is key[…]

  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. Additions by Watkin and Houston architect Kenneth Franzheim, plus two major expansions by internationally renowned[…]

  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 on Thursday, when general admission is free and the MFAH is open late! Enjoy drinks at the cash bar, beats by a local DJ, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Date Night”

    Beck Building

    Dancing duos, kings and queens, gods and goddesses, mere mortals—all sorts of couples abound throughout the Museum's art collections. Bring along a date for this short tour that shares the fascinating stories behind the art.[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Celebrate Freedom!”

    Beck Building

    “O say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave / O’er the land of the free and home of the brave?” So sing Americans with every replay of the national anthem, penned by Francis Scott Key[…]

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Let’s Go Dutch!”

    Beck Building

    Discover a different painting every week! This 20-minute Art Bite tour features a renowned Old Master each Thursday evening in July. Art Bite tours are a series of 20-minute gallery tours that feature one or two[…]

15 Jul
Fri / 2016

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Treasures of the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With so many exhibitions and galleries to explore at the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything on one visit. So join up with this tour that samples the diverse array of art on view at the MFAH today.

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