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? E-mail lectures@mfah.org

Armchair Travel: The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch
Thursday, June 1 & Sunday, June 4, 2 p.m.

Symposium on Refugees
Saturday, June 3, 2–5 p.m.

Introduced by Annise Parkerformer mayor of Houston

Annual Houston Antiques Dealers Association Lecture “The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s”
Thursday, June 8, 6:30 p.m.

Presented by Stephen Harrison, curator of decorative art and design, the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Art of Calligraphy
Saturday, June 10, 2 p.m.

The Art of Buddhism
Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m.

Armchair Travel | Michelangelo: Love and Death
Thursday, June 29 & Sunday, July 2, 2 p.m.

Armchair Travel: I, Claude Monet
Thursday, July 13 & Sunday, July 16, 2 p.m.

Armchair Travel: The Impressionists and the Man Who Made Them
Thursday, July 27 & Sunday, July 30, 2 p.m.

Armchair Travel | Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing
Thursday, August 10 & Sunday, August 13, 2 p.m.

Watch Online

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