23 May
Mon / 2016

  1. EVENTS
    Behind-the-Scenes Experience “Photography Collection”

    Beck Building

    Presented by Malcolm Daniel, curator in charge, department of photography Join us for an hour-long look at some of the 19th-century treasures of the collection, as well as a preview of the future of the[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. 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[…]

24 May
Tue / 2016

  1. 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. 

25 May
Wed / 2016

  1. 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[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Focus Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Enjoy an in-depth discussion about an intriguing aspect of the Rienzi Collection.

  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.

26 May
Thu / 2016

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    All That Jazz

    Beck Building

    The term “Jazz Age” was made popular by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, who wrote that it was a time when “the parties were bigger, the pace was faster, the buildings were higher, the morals[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursdays

    Beck Building

    Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour on Thursday, when general admission is free and the MFAH is open late! Enjoy music, drinks from the bar, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “The Lure of Antiquity”

    Beck Building

    Neoclassicism—the name given to the various movements that developed in Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, inspired by the art of Classical Greece and Rome—profoundly influenced fine arts, decorative arts, and architecture.[…]

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