09 Dec
Sun / 2018

  1. FILMS
    Tender Mercies

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    See the winner of the MFAH/Houston Chronicle readers’ poll for “Top Texas Film” on the big screen! Shot largely in Waxahachie and based on an original screenplay by Horton Foote, Tender Mercies received five Oscar nominations.

10 Dec
Mon / 2018

  1. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Looking Together

    Beck Building

    Looking Together is designed for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and their family members or care partners. Discover and discuss works of art together during this hour-long program in the galleries.

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Exclusive Tour “Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol”

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    Law Building

    A lively, curator-led tour—offered when the rest of the Museum is closed to the public—explores the exhibition Tudors to Windsors to show how the masterworks of painting, sculpture, and photography tell the fascinating story of Britain’s monarchy.

11 Dec
Tue / 2018

  1. 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. 

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

    Beck Building

    ​Join this 45-minute tour to sample works on view from collections throughout the Beck Building. Each tour includes different works of art, so your experience is always a fresh look at the Museum!

12 Dec
Wed / 2018

  1. PERFORMANCES
    Kingwood High School Choir: Madrigals Day of Caroling in Houston

    Beck Building

    Rev up your holiday spirit! The MFAH is the first stop on the Kingwood High School choir’s annual “Madrigals Day of Caroling” throughout Houston.

  2. 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.

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Twilight Tour at Rienzi

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    Rienzi

    Relax with a glass of wine on the Rienzi terrace, and explore the house museum at twilight! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, good conversation, and live music.

13 Dec
Thu / 2018

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With more than 100 galleries and all the frequently changing exhibitions throughout the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything in one visit! Join this 45-minute tour that samples the diverse array of art on view at the MFAH today.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Meet the Books: Hirsch Library Exhibition Tour

    Hirsch Library

    Discover the remarkable books and exhibitions of the Hirsch Library! Join Pete Gershon on a brief tour of Creating “Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972–1985.” 

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