26 Feb
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
    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. Recommended for ages 3+

  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. FILMS
    Black Girl (La noire de …)

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    In this early classic of post-colonial African cinema, a young woman moves from Dakar to Antibes to work for the wealthy French couple who had employed her as a nanny in pre-independence Senegal. She anticipates an exciting new life in France, but her hopes are dashed. 

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight on the Museum’s Collection: Antiquities

    Beck Building

    The Museum’s collection of antiquities—art of the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East—began with donations from Houston native Annette Finnigan in 1931. Since those early days, the collection has grown significantly to include more than 450 artworks and masterpieces. Learn more about the exquisite antiquities in the MFAH Collection during this 45-minute, docent-led tour.

  6. LECTURES
    Opening-Day Lecture “Ron Mueck: Art, Dreams, and Everyday Moments”

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    Law Building

    Curator Alison de Lima Greene traces the evolution of artist Ron Mueck, examining his brilliant appropriations of art historical themes, the dreamlike quality of many of his sculptures, and his engagement with the moments that define our everyday lives.

27 Feb
Mon / 2017

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Exclusive Tour “Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection”

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    Beck Building

    Join assistant curator Kaylin Weber for this private tour of the Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection as she explores why still-life painting has captivated American artists, collectors, and audiences for more than 200 years.

28 Feb
Tue / 2017

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight on the Museum’s Collection: Modern and Contemporary Art

    Beck Building

    Get to know your Museum through a 45-minute, docent-led tour that spotlights the Modern and contemporary works of art in the Museum’s collections.

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