04 Jul
Mon / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    4th of July: Museum and Bayou Bend Open

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Beck Building, Law Building

    Visit the MFAH on Independence Day! ► The Museum, the MFA Shop, and the MFA Café are open today. ► Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens hosts its annual 4th of July Celebration. Rienzi is closed. Cullen[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    4th of July Celebration at Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Celebrate Independence Day at Houston’s home for American decorative arts and paintings. The annual 4th of July festival at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens offers up an extravaganza of Americana: performers, crafts, activities, refreshments, and more.[…]

  3. FILMS
    Rams

    Law Building

    Winner of the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes, Rams tells the tale of two sheep farmers whose decades-long feud is interrupted by a contagious disease threatening their flock. With keen observation and gently sardonic[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    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[…]

05 Jul
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.

  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[…]

06 Jul
Wed / 2016

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Storytime Tours at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Introduce children to the magic of art and literature in an intimate, house-museum setting. Storytime Tours are a fun and interactive activity featuring stories related to themes highlighted in the Rienzi Collection. Free with Rienzi[…]

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

  3. 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[…]

07 Jul
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!

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