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

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

’Orrible ’Istory: A Lighthearted Look at 400 Years of the British Monarchy
Thursday, January 10, 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Houston Public Media’s “Manor of Speaking” cohosts Helen Mann, former vice consul for public affairs for the British Consulate General, Houston; and St. John Flynn, arts and culture director, Houston Public Media

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

Talent, Wit, Buffoonery: George IV’s Life, Loves, and Tastes
Saturday, January 19, 4 p.m.

Presented by Alexandra Loske, curator, the Royal Pavilion, and associate tutor in art history, University of Sussex

Two Women Who Shaped Houston’s Avant-Garde: Louise Nevelson & Dorothy Hood
Thursday, January 24, 6:30 p.m.
• Presented by Susie Kalil, curator and biographer of Dorothy Hoodand Julia Bryan-Wilson, professor, department of history of art, University of California, Berkeley, and 2018–19 Robert Sterling Clark guest professor at Williams College
• Moderated by Alison de Lima Greene, the Isabel Brown Wilson Curator, department of modern and contemporary 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

Exclusive Tour
Garden Paradise: The Magnificent Safavid Carpet from the Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Monday, January 28, 6:30 p.m.

Led by Aimée Froom, curator, art of the Islamic worlds

Exclusive Tour 
Garden Paradise: The Magnificent Safavid Carpet from the Burrell Collection, Glasgow

Monday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.

Led by Aimée Froom, curator, art of the Islamic worlds

Kinder Institute Forum Lecture & Book Signing: Richard Rothstein on “The Color of Law” 
Wednesday, February 13, 7 p.m
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Presented by Richard Rothstein, distinguished fellow, Economic Policy Institute; and senior fellow, emeritus, at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Haas Institute at UC Berkeley

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.