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Domenico Tintoretto, Tancred Baptizing Clorinda, c. 1586–1600, oil on canvas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Samuel H. Kress Collection.


Public to Private Narrative in Early Baroque to Early Modern Italian Painting

Friday, Oct 05, 2012
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 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 Italian Old Master paintings. Presented in conjunction with the Blaffer and European collections at the MFAH.

Tickets are required for this lecture. To secure your seats, buy your tickets in advance! Tickets are available online (click the "Buy Tickets" link 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.