Events & Programs for Adults
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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Inprint Writing Workout
Thursday, June 20, 5:45 p.m.
Presented by Josie Mitchell, writer and Inprint fellow
Transformed by Light: Inspirations, Materials, and Techniques of Van Gogh’s Drawings
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Marjorie Shelley, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Opening-Day Lecture “Making an Icon”
Sunday, June 23, 3 p.m.
Presented by Lisa Volpe, associate curator of photography
Curating “Prospect New Orleans”
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by Naima J. Keith, vice president of education and public programs at LACMA; and Diana Nawi, a Los Angeles–based independent curator
Music on the Plaza
Friday, June 28, 6 p.m.
Gallery Concert: Music at the Court of Milan and Beyond
Saturday, June 29, 4:15 p.m.
Performance by the AURORA trio
Art Encounters: Wearable Objects
Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m.
Gallery Concert: Rembrandt’s Rhythms
Saturday, July 13, 4:15 p.m.
Performance by the Carlos Lopez Consort
A Conversation with Artist Joyce Scott
Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
Presented by jewelry maker and sculptor Joyce Scott; and John Guess, Jr., executive director, Houston Museum of African American Culture
Design Workshop: Upcycled Embroidery
Saturday, August 3, 2 p.m.
Presented by curatorial assistant Marijana Rayl; and artist, designer, and Glassell Junior School instructor Jessica McMahon
Music on the Plaza
Friday, August 30, 6 p.m.
Watch recordings of the Shartle Symposium lectures on Degas: A New Vision.
View videos here.