02 May
Tue / 2017

  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. 

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Caroline Wiess Law Building

    Law Building

    Discover architectural and artistic treasures on this tour of the Law Building, designed by William Ward Watkin with additions by Kenneth Franzheim and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

  3. LECTURES
    What It Means to Be American: Do We Still Know How to Be Good Citizens?

    Law Building

    In this panel discussion, part of the Smithsonian and Zócalo Public Square’s “What It Means to Be American” lecture series, participants consider whether it’s possible—and if, so, how—to raise American standards of citizenship.

03 May
Wed / 2017

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Audrey Jones Beck Building

    Beck Building

    Take this tour to see a sample of the art treasures on display throughout the Beck Building, designed by Rafael Moneo.

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Twilight Tour at Rienzi

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    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.

04 May
Thu / 2017

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH

    Beck Building

    With so many exhibitions and galleries to explore at the Museum, it’s almost impossible to see everything on one visit. So join up with this tour that samples the diverse array of art on view at the MFAH today.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950

    Law Building

    This 45-minute, docent-led tour explores the exhibition Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 and encourages visitors to discuss the art together.

  3. 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.

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Exploring the Artist’s Toolbox

    Beck Building

    Take a moment to touch, explore, and learn more about the different materials, processes, and techniques artists use to create works of art.

  5. LECTURES
    Conquerors and Caravans: Culture and Society in Medieval Central Asia

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    Law Building

    Providing context for Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats, this lecture traces Central Asia’s fascinating history from the Middle Ages through the flourishing 19th century, to the complex challenges of today.

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