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 mfah.org/calendar.

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Questions? Email lectures@mfah.org

Persian & Japanese Paper Cutting: A Workshop at Asia Society Texas Center
Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m. • Event Location: Asia Society Texas Center | 1370 Southmore Blvd.

Kinder Institute for Urban Research Forum Lecture: Bruce Katz on The New Localism 
Wednesday, December 5, 7 p.m.

Presented by Bruce Katz, cofounder, New Localism Advisors

Drop-in Art + Lit Discussion: Love in the Time of Cholera
Thursday, December 6, 6 p.m.

Paradise Is a Garden
Thursday, December 6, 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Lisa Balabanlilar, associate professor of history, Rice University

Portraits in the Galleries: Drawing Workshop
Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m.

Led by Glassell School of Art instructor Jessica Ninci

Second Sunday on the Roof: Strength
Sunday, December 9, 11 a.m.

Pilates with Pure Body Studio

Exclusive Tour
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol

Monday, December 10, 6:30 p.m.

Led by David Bomford, Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European art; and chairman of conservation

Art + Lit: Contesting Modernity
Thursday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.

Participating writers: Jorge Cantu, Patricia Coral, Analicia Sotelo

Tudors to Windsors: Music & Dance through the Ages
Sunday, December 16, 2 p.m.

Presented by the AFA Houston Girls Chorus; and dancers from the Houston Ballet Academy

Cantare Houston Holiday Concerts
December 16–18, 7:30 p.m.

Exclusive Tour
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol

Monday, January 7, 6:30 p.m.

Led by Helga Aurisch, curator of European art

Art + Lit: Contesting Modernity
Thursday, January 10, 6:30 p.m.

Participating writers: Joseph Baides, Ana de Leon, Reyes Ramirez

Exclusive Tour
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol

Monday, January 14, 6:30 p.m.

Led by Helga Aurisch, curator of European art

Fashion through the Ages: Design Workshop 
Saturday, January 26, 2 p.m.

Presented by Helga Aurisch, curator of European art; and Houston Community College instructor Nicolas ChampRoux

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

Watch Online

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