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Public to Private Narrative in Early Baroque to Early Modern Dutch and French Painting

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Speaker: David Brauer, senior lecturer, Glassell School of Art

Prior to the modern period, the function of paintings was to tell stories, and those who commissioned the paintings knew the stories. This lecture focuses on biblical, mythological, and literary stories depicted in Dutch and French paintings of the 17th century. Presented in conjunction with the Blaffer and European collections at the MFAH.

Tickets are required for this lecture. Secure your seats and buy tickets in advance!  Tickets are available online (click the "buy tickets" button above—printer required to print out ticket), by phone at 713.639.7771, or at any admissions desk at the MFAH. Questions? E-mail

MFAH Members

Adults (19+)
$8 + museum admission

Seniors (65+), students (ID required) & youth (ages 6–18)
$7 + museum admission

A very special thanks to all of the funders who make the Friday and Saturday Afternoon Lectures possible.