#MFAHatHome Virtual Experience

This summer, embark on a virtual trip to top museums and famed locations around the world. The immersive “Exhibition on Screen” films let you tour major exhibitions, go behind the scenes, and see revealing biographies of the artists—from the comfort of your very own armchair! 

All 12 of these stunning, high-definition films are available through September 30. Your purchase ($12) provides access for 48 hours. Use the MFAH discount code MFAHSUMMER678 for $2 off each rental. 

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Michelangelo: Love and Death

The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar, but what is really known about this enigmatic Renaissance genius? His artistry is evident in everything he touched, from the statue of David to the Sistine Chapel. “Exhibition on Screen” takes you on a cinematic journey to the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome, and the Vatican. Michelangelo: Love and Death explores the artist’s tempestuous life through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words.

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Lucian Freud: A Self-Portrait

Enjoy front-row access to the heralded 2019 exhibition Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The highly original and compelling artist—grandson of Sigmund Freud—painted self-portraits throughout his life, but never had they all been brought together. This just-released “Exhibition on Screen” presentation spans nearly seven decades of Freud’s self-portraits and offers fascinating insights into both his psyche and his development as a painter.

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The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch

Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical 15th-century paintings shock and fascinate now more than ever? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds? Discover the answers to such questions with “Exhibition on Screen.” The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch takes you to the Het Noordbrabants Museum in the Netherlands for the 2016 exhibition Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius, which attracted almost half a million art lovers from all over the world.

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Canaletto & the Art of Venice

A remarkable 2017 exhibition of some 200 paintings, drawings, and prints, Canaletto & the Art of Venice offered unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and the city he became a master at capturing. “Exhibition on Screen” takes you inside two royal residences—Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle—to learn about the 18th-century artist. This 21st-century Grand Tour also visits sites including Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco.

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Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood

Francisco de Goya, Spain’s most celebrated artist, is widely considered the father of modern art. The gifted 18th-century portrait painter was also a brilliant social commentator. Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood takes you to London for a close-up look at his genius in the 2015 exhibition Goya: The Portraits at the National Gallery. “Exhibition on Screen” examines Goya’s eventful life through location footage, revealing letters, and masterpieces from across the world. His renowned portrait The Duchess of Alba anchors the MFAH exhibition Glory of Spain.

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In Search of Haydn

An extravaganza of sights and sounds, this “Exhibition on Screen” account of composer Franz Joseph Haydn’s life includes breathtaking performances from around the world. Both Beethoven and Mozart looked up to Haydn, one of the greatest and most prolific composers of his time. Through intimate interviews with experts and detailed extracts from Haydn’s personal recollections, the new release In Search of Haydn offers tremendous insight into the Austrian legend’s music as well as an appreciation of the artist himself.

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Manet: Portraying Life

Go behind the scenes of the popular 2013 exhibition Manet: Portraying Life, devoted to the portraiture of 19th-century artist Édouard Manet, often called the “father of modern art.” Spanning the entire career of this enigmatic and sometimes controversial figure, the exhibition included portraits of Manet’s wife; contemporary luminaries; and scenes from everyday life—all revealing his forward-thinking, modern approach to portraiture. “Exhibition on Screen” interweaves moments of preparing the show at the Royal Academy of Arts in London with a superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th-century Paris.

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I, Claude Monet

Travel through Europe to some of the very spots Claude Monet immortalized in his paintings. I, Claude Monet brings you a fresh and intimate cinematic exploration of some of the Impressionist artist’s most loved and iconic scenes. Using Monet’s own words, “Exhibition on Screen” tells the gripping story of a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered feelings of depression and loneliness. Yet as his art and love of gardening develop, his humor, insight, and love of life are revealed.

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Cézanne: Portraits of a Life

One of the most talked-about exhibitions of 2017 and 2018, Cézanne: Portraits opened in Paris before embarking on an international tour. Hear from curators and experts at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, National Portrait Gallery in London, MoMA in New York, and National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Cézanne: Portraits of a Life goes beyond the exhibition to the places Paul Cézanne lived and worked to shed new light on an artist whose life is perhaps one of the least understood among artists of the Impressionist era—until now.

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Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

With complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, “Exhibition on Screen” explores the work of Vincent van Gogh—one of the world’s most fascinating and beloved artists. In collaboration with experts at the museum, Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing marks both a major reinstallation of the museum’s collection and the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death. Experience the wonder of seeing these legendary masterpieces in high definition, while world-renowned curators, art historians, and other experts offer interpretations and explanations of Van Gogh’s work.

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Munch 150

Edvard Munch is famous as the man who painted The Scream, but less well known is the remarkable oeuvre that secures his place as one of the greatest artists of all time. When Norway celebrated the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2013, the National Museum and the Munch Museum, both in Oslo, cohosted Munch 150, bringing together more Munch works than ever before. This film shows the process of assembling the exhibition and provides an in-depth biography of a man whose life spanned the mid-19th century to the German occupation of Norway in World War II.

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Young Picasso

“Exhibition on Screen” offers a well-deserved look at Pablo Picasso’s early years, from his upbringing to his education. Three cities play key roles: Málaga, Barcelona, and Paris. Young Picasso visits each location and explores their influence on Picasso, focusing on specific works of art and explaining how the young artist acquired his craft. Looking carefully at Picasso’s Blue Period and Rose Period, the film goes back to the 1907 creation of a critical painting in the history of art: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, which shocked the art world and changed it irrevocably, when Picasso was only 25.

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