11 Jun
Thu / 2015

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Summer Art Explorers

    Beck Building, Law Building

    From fashion and portraits to landscapes and sculptures, journey through the Museum and explore works of art from around the world this summer! Families can embark on artistic adventures with games, toys, and storybooks in[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Passport Tour “Staycation: Discover the Spirit of America”

    Beck Building

    Make the MFAH your staycation destination! Travel around the globe, through time, and to other worlds in 45-minute Passport Tours. Join all of these summer tours and get to know the wonderful treasures that transform[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Rienzi Collection

    Rienzi

    Experience the depth and breadth of the Rienzi Collection on this one-hour, docent-led tour. Guests explore the glamour of 18th- and 19th-century Europe through beautiful examples of painting, porcelain, furniture, and metalwork.  Free with Rienzi admission.[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rivals, Spies, and the Quest for White Gold: Rienzi’s Porcelain Masterpieces

    Rienzi

    Discover Rienzi’s porcelain splendors! This docent-led tour introduces you to the inspiring development of “white gold” in Europe during the 18th century. 

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art, Body & Mind “Yogic Diet—Food for Mind & Body”

    Law Building

    Presented by Smitha Mallaiah, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and VYASA Houston Learn how the food you eat can nourish not just your physical body but also your mind! Ancient yoga texts give ideas[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Travel Souvenirs”

    Beck Building

    In the late 16th century, it became fashionable for young aristocrats to visit Paris, Venice, Florence—and above all, Rome—as the culmination of a classical education. Thus was born the Grand Tour, a practice that introduced[…]

  7. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art + Cuisine “Food for Thought: A Conversation on Persian Culinary Arts”

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Presented by Sussan Babaie, PhD, the Courtauld Institute of Art; Najmieh Batmanglij, chef and cookbook author Persian cuisine combines light herbs and pungent spices; meats and vegetables; and fruits and nuts in dishes bursting with[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Cabinets of Curiosities and Wondrous Marvels”

    Beck Building

    In the 16th and 17th centuries, Cabinets of Curiosities—also known as Cabinets of Wonder—were encyclopedic collections of objects from a host of categories that today would be called antiquities, archaeology, ethnography, geology, natural history, paintings,[…]

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Let’s Go Dutch!”

    Beck Building

    Discover a different painting every week! This 20-minute Art Bite tour features a renowned Old Master each Thursday evening in July. Art Bite tours are a series of 20-minute gallery tours that feature one or two[…]

12 Jun
Fri / 2015

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Passport Tour “Glories of the Ancient World”

    Beck Building

    Make the MFAH your staycation destination! Travel around the globe, through time, and to other worlds in 45-minute Passport Tours. Join all of these summer tours and get to know the wonderful treasures that transform the Museum into an international[…]

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