01 Jan
Sun / 2017

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Garden Photography at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    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. 

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Winter Break at the Museum

    Law Building

    This winter break, join the family fun inspired by the art of renowned French artist Edgar Degas! Families can step into the pop-up studio and create masterpieces, just like the works of art featuring dancers, jockeys, and ordinary life on view in Degas: A New Vision. 

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Audrey Jones Beck Building

    Beck Building

    Take this tour to see a sample of the art treasures on display throughout the Beck Building, designed by Rafael Moneo.

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

    Beck Building

    Characterized by their extraordinary splendor, beauty and richness, the objects on view in Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei represent the highlights of China’s artistic accomplishments. Explore the different roles that rulers of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties had in the establishment and development of new artistic directions at their courts on this 45-minute, docent-led tour.

  5. FILMS
    The Last Emperor

    Get Tickets

    Re-creating Ching dynasty China in astonishing detail, The Last Emperor tells the powerful yet intimate story of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age 3 and witnessed decades of cultural and political upheaval, within and without the walls of the Forbidden City.

  6. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Christmas Village at Bayou Bend with Santa and his reindeer

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Discover an immersive Christmas experience at beautiful Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. This year's Christmas Village is more exciting than ever! Get in the spirit of the holiday with carolers, a faux-snowball play area, holiday treats, art-making activities, a scavenger hunt for runaway reindeer, and more—all on 14 acres of gardens and art nestled in River Oaks.

03 Jan
Tue / 2017

  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. Recommended for ages 3–5. Drop in to participate! Admission is free for Museum members and for children 12 & younger.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Caroline Wiess Law Building

    Law Building

    Discover architectural and artistic treasures on this tour of the Law Building, designed by William Ward Watkin with additions by Kenneth Franzheim and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

  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. 

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