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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Family Storybook Circle

    Beck Building

    Join in a lively storybook adventure that connects art with fun and entertaining stories. Drop in to participate! Admission is free for Museum members and for children 12 & younger.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights 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.

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Visit Bayou Bend during open-sketching hours, when guests are invited to draw from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Paper, clipboards, and pencils are provided. 

  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[…]

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[…]

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