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.

Art Encounters: Wearable Objects 
Thursday, July 11, 6 p.m.

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 Online

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