Caroline Wiess Law Building Events Week of Thursday, August 5, 2021-Wednesday, August 11, 2021


German, Saints Margaret and Elizabeth Presenting a Female Donor, c. 1525–30, glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain
New Light on Old Masters: European Art from Houston Collections, 1300–1700 Through January 23, 2022

Masterpieces from the MFAH collections and from private collectors present a diversity of objects, encompassing the richness of European art and shedding new light on Old Masters.

22 Oct Fri / 2021

  • Aaron Douglas, Into Bondage, 1936, oil on canvas

    Aaron Douglas, Into Bondage, 1936, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Corcoran Collection (museum purchase and partial gift from Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr., the Evans‐Tibbs Collection). © 2021 Heirs of Aaron Douglas / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

    Members Preview “Afro-Atlantic Histories”
    11 a.m.—5 p.m.

    MFAH members are invited to preview Afro-Atlantic Histories before the exhibition opens to the public.

  • Luzzu | film poster
    Luzzu
    7 p.m.—8:45 p.m.

    A Maltese fisherman faces an agonizing choice: repair his boat or join a black-market operation.

23 Oct Sat / 2021

  • Aaron Douglas, Into Bondage, 1936, oil on canvas

    Aaron Douglas, Into Bondage, 1936, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Corcoran Collection (museum purchase and partial gift from Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr., the Evans‐Tibbs Collection). © 2021 Heirs of Aaron Douglas / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

    Members Preview “Afro-Atlantic Histories”
    11 a.m.—5 p.m.

    MFAH members are invited to preview Afro-Atlantic Histories before the exhibition opens to the public.

  • 8½ | film poster
    8½ (Otto e mezzo)
    7 p.m.—9:30 p.m.

    A filmmaker (Marcello Mastroianni), torn between his mistress and his wife and lacking inspiration for his next picture, escapes into memories and fantasies.

24 Oct Sun / 2021