23 Jul
Sat / 2016

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Photography in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Are you an amateur photographer? The Bayou Bend gardens provide a unique opportunity! Capture the beautiful blooms, gorgeous woodlands, and formal landscapes through your own lens. Please note the guidelines below. Admission to the gardens is[…]

  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. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Treasures of the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With more than 100 galleries and frequently changing exhibitions throughout the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything on view in one visit—so join us for a 45-minute tour that samples the diverse array of[…]

  6. LECTURES
    Winterhalter: The Ultimate Court Painter

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    Law Building

    Presented by Helga K. Aurisch, curator, European art, and organizing curator of  “High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter” Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873) is perhaps the ultimate court painter. His portraits stand in a[…]

  7. FILMS
    The Night Porter

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    Law Building

    In this unsettling drama, a concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) discovers her former torturer and lover (Dirk Bogarde) working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their[…]

  8. FILMS
    Next to Me

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    Law Building

    Special guests from the film attend the screening and lead a Q&A afterward The International Centerpiece of QFest is a provocative new film from Serbia. Olja, a Belgrade high school teacher, is married to a[…]

24 Jul
Sun / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Garden Photography at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    On Sunday afternoons, 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. Use #rienzigardens to share your[…]

  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. Each Sunday offers two storybook circles: one at 1:30 p.m. and the second at[…]

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