08 Jul
Fri / 2016

  1. 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.

  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[…]

  3. FILMS
    Hockney

    Law Building

    Opinionated British artist David Hockney (born 1937) pursued art studies in London, became a fixture in the Swinging ’60s, and moved to Los Angeles, where his career and personal life flourished. This intimate portrait of[…]

09 Jul
Sat / 2016

  1. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Art Beyond Sight

    Beck Building

    In this gallery program for visitors who are blind or partially sighted, trained educators use verbal descriptions and hands-on materials to engage participants with the Museum’s art collections and exhibitions.

  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. 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[…]

  4. 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. 

  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. FILMS
    Gone with the Wind

    Law Building

    Introduced by Michael Bergeron from the Houston Film Critics Society The classic Civil War and Reconstruction-era drama, winner of 10 Academy Awards, is well worth experiencing on the big screen. While most actresses vied to[…]

  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[…]

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