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? Email lectures@mfah.org

Members Lecture “Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India”
Saturday, March 3, 4 p.m.

Presented by Karni Singh Jasol, director, Mehrangarh Museum Trust, and co-curator of the exhibition “Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

“Mela” at the MFAH! Family & Community Day
Sunday, March 4, 12:15–6 p.m.

Annual Ruth K. Shartle Lecture Series
A Talk with Baijilal Shivranjani Rajye of Marwar-Jodhpur, India 

Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m.
Presented by:
• Baijilal Shivranjani Rajye of Marwar-Jodhpur

• Karni Singh Jasol, director, Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur
• Mahrukh Tarapor, international consultant to the MFAH

Patron-Plus Lecture
Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples
Friday, March 9, 6 p.m.

Presented by David Bomford, The Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European Art, chair of conservation, and organizing co-curator of the exhibition “Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples”

Members Preview Lecture
Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples

Saturday, March 10, 4 p.m..

Presented by Dena M. Woodall, associate curator of prints and drawings, and organizing co-curator of the exhibition Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples

Opening-Day Lecture: Michelangelo the “Divine One” and the Rise of Drawing as an Art Form 
Sunday, March 11, 3 p.m.

Presented by Dena M. Woodall, associate curator of prints and drawings, and organizing co-curator of the exhibition Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples

Kinder Institute for Urban Research Forum Lecture: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m.

Exclusive Tour
Passion for Perfection: The Straus Collection of Renaissance Art

Monday, March 19, 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Helga K. Aurisch, curator, European art

FotoFest 2018 Biennial Symposium: INDIA─Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art
Saturday, March 24, 2–5:30 p.m.

16th Annual Dance Salad Choreographers’ Forum at the MFAH
Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m.

Slow Art Day 2018
Saturday, April 14, 1 p.m.

Watch Online

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