11 Oct
Tue / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Acid on Metal: The Art of Etching and Aquatint”

    Beck Building

    The printmaking processes of etching and aquatint require the biting of a metal plate with acid to incise a design. On this 45-minute gallery talk, take a closer look at these methods through the works of[…]

12 Oct
Wed / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: "Life & Luxury: The Art of Living in Eighteenth-Century Paris"

    Beck Building

    Experience the elegance of a typical day for elite 18th-century Parisians, through paintings, furniture, sculpture, timepieces, textiles, metalwork, musical instruments, maps, and more. This 45-minute gallery talk is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Life & Luxury:[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    History Book Club October Discussion Session

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    October 2011 at Bayou Bend A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage In A History of the World in Six Glasses (2006) British technology historian Tom Standage presents the intriguing idea that[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    History Book Club October Discussion Session

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    October 2011 at Bayou Bend A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage In A History of the World in Six Glasses (2006) British technology historian Tom Standage presents the intriguing idea that[…]

13 Oct
Thu / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Prominent Patinas

    Beck Building

    Are the surfaces of sculptures—with their interesting colorations and textures—a product of the artistic process or the passing of time? Join this this 45-minute gallery talk to find out which patinas are applied and which are acquired.[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Law Building Closes Early Today Only / Beck Building Open to 9 pm as Usual

    Law Building

    In preparation for a special event tonight, the Law Building closes early, at 5 pm. The Beck Building is open until 9 pm as usual. General admission is free today and every Thursday, courtesy of the[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Acid on Metal: The Art of Etching and Aquatint”

    Beck Building

    The printmaking processes of etching and aquatint require the biting of a metal plate with acid to incise a design. On this 45-minute gallery talk, take a closer look at these methods through the works of[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Spotlight on Mary Cassatt “Painter and Printmaker”

    Beck Building

    Mary Cassatt—the only American artist directly affiliated with the French Impressionist movement—is today remembered for her intimate domestic scenes. On this 20-minute gallery talk, explore a painting and a print by Cassatt (1844–1926), and see[…]

14 Oct
Fri / 2011

  1. EVENTS
    Members Sneak Peek Days for King Tut

    Law Building

    MFAH Members are the first to see King Tut during two festive Sneak-Peek Days, before the exhibition opens to the public on Sunday, October 16. Admission during these two days requires the purchase of a Member-priced[…]

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