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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

Wine + Art “Four French Soirées”

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Beck Building, Mezzanine
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

This series of wine-tasting seminars complements the exhibitions The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and Georges Braque: A Retrospective.

Each program begins with a brief presentation about great French art, then transforms into a lively, interactive tasting of six great French wines led by Houston-based, nationally recognized wine educator James King.

Important Information
• Meet in the American General Conference room on the mezzanine level of the Beck Building.
• Doors open at 6:15 pm. Please bring your confirmation form.
• Each Wine + Art program is limited to 50 participants and includes a curatorial/educator presentation, wine instruction and samples, limited cheese and cracker, and bottled water.
• Contact lectures@mfah.org with any questions or concerns, or in the event that you cannot attend once registered so that someone from the standby list may participate.

About James King
Founder of the Texas Wine School, James King has worked with the Museum to develop six Wine + Art programs to complement three exhibitions: Picasso Black and White; Intersecting Modernities: The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art; and Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907. As Ron Saikowski of Greater Houston Weekly says, “This articulate Brit makes wine fun, the way it needs to be, without the pomp and complexities that turn people off.”

February Topic "Effervescence: The Barbizon School & Sparkling Wines"
Discover the fresh approach to painting by Corot, Rousseau, and others of the Barbizon School. Then enjoy the sometimes dry, sometimes sweet sparkle resulting from the second fermentation of these wines.

Tickets
$55 MFAH Members
$65 Nonmembers
Secure your seat in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button above and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

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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.