MFAH Master Tours: The Age of Impressionism

Image © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass.

After a grand world tour across nine cities, eight countries and three continents, The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute makes its final stop at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This exhibition showcases the Clark's renowned holdings of 19th-century French paintings by some of the most important Impressionist artists, including Renoir, Degas, Monet, Cassatt and many others.

Over three consecutive Mondays — when the Museum is closed to the public — take part in Master Tours, an exclusive series of in-depth events led by museum art historians who share their expansive knowledge of the works on view in the exhibition. Each tour is an hour long and may be enjoyed as a single tour or enjoyed fully as a three-part series. After the tour, discuss your experience over a glass of champagne.

Jan. 27, 4 and 6 p.m. — The Clarks and Renoir
Led by Helga Aurisch, curator of European art

Feb. 10, 4 and 6 p.m. — Impressionist Techniques
Led by David Bomford, director of conservation

Feb. 24, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. — What the Clark Collection Tells Us about Impressionism
Led by Gary Tinterow, director



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Individual tours are $65 general public, $55 MFAH members; series tickets are $175 general public, $150 MFAH members.
All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.