16 May
Mon / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Exclusive Tour “High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter”

    Law Building

    Led by Helga K. Aurisch, curator, European art, and organizing curator of  “High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter” In 1866, art critic Arthur Stevens wrote of Franz Xaver Winterhalter: “He specializes in painting the[…]

17 May
Tue / 2016

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Homeschool Family Workshop “High Society: Exploring the Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter”

    Law Building

    In the exhibition galleries of High Society, homeschool families explore portraits by 19th-century artist Franz Xaver Winterhalter, who was born in a small German village and would become the preferred painter of royal families across[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching in the Gardens of Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Visit Bayou Bend during open-sketching hours, when guests are invited to draw from Bayou Bend’s natural woodlands and formal gardens. Paper, clipboards, and pencils are provided. 

18 May
Wed / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    History Book Club “When America First Met China”

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Join Rienzi and Bayou Bend for good books and great conversations! This edition of the History Book Club features a discussion about When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money[…]

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Twilight Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Relax with a glass of wine on the Rienzi terrace, and see the galleries at twilight! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, good conversation, and live music by an Ars Lyrica artist.

  4. LECTURES
    Kinder Institute Forum Lecture “Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution”

    Law Building

    As the streets and freeways of Houston continue to grow denser each day, this lecture offers a unique opportunity to hear Janette Sadik-Khan, one of the most distinguished transportation experts in the world, talk about[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    History Book Club “When America First Met China”

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Join Rienzi and Bayou Bend for good books and great conversations! This edition of the History Book Club features a discussion about When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money[…]

19 May
Thu / 2016

  1. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    AAMD Art Museum Day

    Cullen Sculpture Garden, Law Building, Beck Building

    Join us on a day of free general admission to celebrate museums in honor of the Association of Art Museum Directors' Art Museum Day! Art Museum Day emphasizes the essential role that art museums play[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection. Gallery talks are presented by Museum curators, conservators, and librarians. Admission is free, reservations encouraged. E-mail rienzi@mfah.org or call 713.639.7800.

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