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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Questions? E-mail lectures@mfah.org

Artist’s Talk & Book Signing “Robyn O’Neil: 20 Years of Drawings”
Saturday, September 23, 4 p.m.

Drop-in MFAH Book Club Tour: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Saturday, September 23, 6 p.m.

A Conversation with the Author: Dominic Smith
Thursday, September 28, 6 p.m.

Calligraphy in Islamic Art: A Workshop at Asia Society Texas Center
Saturday, September 30, 1 p.m.

Please note that this event takes place at Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd.

Kinder Institute for Urban Research Forum Lecture: Sean Reardon on Poverty and Inequality in Education
Wednesday, October 4, 7 p.m.

Presented by Sean Reardon, EdD, professor of poverty and inequality in education, and professor (by courtesy) of sociology, Stanford University

Members Preview Lecture: The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta
Saturday, October 7, 4 p.m.

Presented by Cindi Strauss, Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design, and curator of The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta

A Conversation about Oscar de la Renta: Life, Influences, and Style
Sunday, October 8, 2017: 3 p.m.–4 p.m.  

Presented by André Leon Talley, former editor-at-large, “Vogue” magazine, and curator of the exhibition The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta; and Clifford Pugh, editor-in-chief, CultureMap.

Exclusive Tour: The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta
Monday, October 23, 6:30 p.m.

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

Brain Science and Visual Art
Thursday, October 26, 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Aziz Shaibani, MD, FACP, FAAN, clinical professor of medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; director, Nerve and Muscle Center of Texas; and adjunct professor of Neurology, KUMC

Flowers in Fashion: Floral-Arranging Workshop Inspired by “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta”
Saturday, October 28, 2 p.m.

The Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers: Concert and Awards Program
Saturday, October 28, 4 p.m.

Furniture in a New Taste: Early Anglo Cabinetmakers & the Lure of the East
Sunday, November 5, 1:30 p.m.

Presented by Josh Lane, Lois F. and Henry S. McNeil Curator of Furniture, Winterthur Museum, Delaware

Exclusive Tour: The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta
Monday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.

Led by Cindi Strauss, Sara and Bill Morgan Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design, and curator of The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta

Design Workshop: Inspired by “The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta”
Saturday, November 11, 2 p.m.

Watch Online

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