17 Nov
Fri / 2017

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta

    Beck Building

    This 45-minute docent-led tour explores the exhibition The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta and encourages visitors to discuss the artwork together.

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Rienzi Reels “To Catch a Thief”

    Rienzi

    Pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful backdrop of Rienzi’s Camellia Garden for an outdoor movie screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.

18 Nov
Sat / 2017

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Members Daytime Preview “Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands”

    Beck Building

    MFAH members are invited to preview Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands before the exhibition opens to the public. Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Members Tour “Passion for Perfection: The Straus Collection of Renaissance Art”

    Beck Building

    Museum members are invited to reserve a spot for this one-hour tour to explore the exhibition Passion for Perfection: The Straus Collection of Renaissance Art, together with a docent of the MFAH.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta

    Beck Building

    This 45-minute docent-led tour explores the exhibition The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta and encourages visitors to discuss the artwork together.

  4. LECTURES
    Members Lecture “Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands”

    Law Building

    In this talk inspired by the art on view in Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands, Aimée Froom explores stories within the context of the exhibition’s themes of faith and piety; love and longing; banquets and battles; and earth and nature.

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Members Preview Party “Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands”

    Beck Building

    MFAH members are invited to preview Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands before the exhibition opens to the public. 

  6. FILMS
    Il Boom

    In this digitally restored comedy by director Vittorio De Sica (Bicycle Thieves), an Italian executive tries to maintain a high standard of living during the economic boom following World War II. Never before released in the United States!

19 Nov
Sun / 2017

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Bayou Bend Family Day at Emancipation Park “We the People: Our National Thanksgiving”

    Off-site

    Fun and entertainment await at Bayou Bend’s Family Day! Location: Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Avenue

  2. PERFORMANCES
    Opening-Day Gallery Concert “Ancient Moods”

    Beck Building

    To celebrate the opening of the exhibition Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands, musicians Abbos Kosimov, Imamyar Hasanov, and Osam Ezzeldin fill the Museum with innovative new sounds inspired by ancient lands from North Africa to Central Asia.

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