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Georges Braque, Grand intérieur avec palette (Large Interior with Palette), 1942, oil and sand on canvas, the Menil Collection, Houston. Photographer: Hickey-Robertson, Houston. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Freed Lecture “Touching Braque”

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Presented by Gordon Hughes, the Mellon Assistant Professor of Art History, Rice University.

This year, the Freed Lecture series presents four free lectures related to the exhibition Georges Braque: A Retrospective.

In an interview late in his career, Georges Braque explained that his goal as an artist had been to render “tactile space”— the space between humans and everyday objects. Gordon Hughes explores this concept in Braque’s late still-life paintings. A reception and exhibition viewing follow the  lecture.

This lecture is free with Museum admission. Reserve your seat in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

More Freed Lectures Dates & Topics
Sun., Feb. 16, 2 p.m. “Braque and Picasso: A Continuing Dialogue”
Sun., Mar. 2, 2 p.m. “Georges Braque: Life and Art”
Sun., Mar. 16, 2 p.m. “A New Sort of Beauty: Georges Braque in America”

The Freed Lecture series is made possible by endowment income from the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.