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[…]

  3. FILMS
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    Law Building

    Stage producer Max Reinhardt resolved that Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with its visual imagery and fantasy elements, would make a delightful film. Olivia de Havilland appeared as Hermia in a local production of the[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. PERFORMANCES
    Classical Music in the Galleries

    Law Building

    Enjoy an informal concert with your visit to High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter. Students from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston present a short performance in the exhibition’s[…]

  7. PERFORMANCES
    Classical Music in the Galleries

    Law Building

    Enjoy an informal concert with your visit to High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter. Students from the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston present a short performance in the exhibition’s[…]

  8. 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,[…]

03 Jul
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[…]

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