The Museum offers a wide range of lectures, concerts, readings, performances, symposia, films, workshops, and more throughout the year!

For many events, you may order tickets in advance. Pricing varies, and some programs are free. For specifics about each event, use the links below or visit

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Tanya Aguiñiga: AMBOS on the Road in Texas
Saturday, February 16, 4 p.m.

Presented by artist Tanya Aguiñiga

Drop-in Art + Lit Discussion: Love in the Time of Cholera
Saturday, February 23, 1 p.m.

Presented by the MFAH Book Club

Opening-Day Lecture “Torn from Time Itself: Sally Mann’s New Avenues from Old Processes”
Sunday, March 3, 3 p.m.

Presented by Malcolm Daniel, the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator, department of photography

Archaeology Now Lecture “Viking Women Warriors? New Clues” 
Thursday, March 7, 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, PhD, department of archaeology and ancient history, Uppsala University, Sweden

Shartle Lecture Series “Van Gogh’s Enduring Legacy”
Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m.

Presented by Nienke Bakker, senior curator, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Shartle Lecture Series “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms”
Saturday, March 16, 4 p.m.

Speaker: Gloria Groom, chair of European painting and sculpture; and the David and Mary Winton Green Curator, Art Institute of Chicago

Health & Wellness “Seeing the Illusory through Meditation and Contemporary Craft” Presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, assistant professor and director of education, Integrative Medicine Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Design Workshop: The Art of Simple Stitching
Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m.
Presented by Anna Walker, Windgate Foundation assistant curator; and Rebecca Braziel, teaching artist

Spring Festival: Celebrating Colors
Saturday, March 30, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Shartle Lecture Series “Van Gogh’s The Rocks in Context”
Saturday, March 30, 4 p.m.

Presented by David Bomford, the Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European Art; chief of conservation; and curator of Vincent van Gogh: His Life in Art

For Gods and Kings: Gold in the Ancient Andes
Thursday, April 1, 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Joanne Pillsbury, Andrall E. Pearson Curator, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shartle Lecture Series “Starry Nights, Sunny Days: Van Gogh in Provence”
Saturday, April 6, 4 p.m.

Presented by George Shackelford, deputy director, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

Shartle Lecture Series “Van Gogh and Japan”
Saturday, April 13, 4 p.m.

Presented by Louis van Tilborgh, senior researcher, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; and professor of art history, University of Amsterdam

SA LÉ Ö: A Concert of Profound Healing through Music, Sacred Chants, and Meditation
Sunday, June 9, 2 p.m.
Presented by Ligmincha International, Ligmincha Texas, and the MFAH

Watch Online

Watch recordings of the Shartle Symposium lectures on Degas: A New Vision.
View videos here.