The Museum offers a wide range of lectures, concerts, readings, performances, symposia, films, and more in Brown Auditorium Theater, designed by renowned Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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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Around the Block: A Night of Literary Voices
Thursday, December 14, 6 p.m.

Islamic Geometry with Fariba Abedin: A Workshop at Asia Society Texas Center
​Saturday, December 16, 1 p.m.

Event Location: Asia Society Texas Center | 1370 Southmore Blvd.

Cantare Houston Holiday Concert “Glad Tidings”
December 17, 18 & 19, 7:30 p.m.

Exclusive Tour “Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands”
Monday, December 18, 6:30 p.m.

Led by Aimée Froom, curator, art of the Islamic worlds, and organizing curator of “Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands”

Exhibition Lecture “Passion for Perfection: The Straus Collection of Renaissance Art”
Friday, December 29, 2 p.m.

Presented by Helga K. Aurisch, curator, European art

Exclusive Tour “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta”
Monday, January 8, 6:30 p.m.

Led by Marissa Hershon, curatorial assistant, decorative arts, craft, and design

Fashion Fusion
Thursday, January 11, 7 p.m.

Calligraphy in Islamic Art: A Workshop at Asia Society Texas Center
Saturday, January 13, 1 p.m.

Watch Online

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