12 Oct
Wed / 2011

  1. 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[…]

  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[…]

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. LECTURES
    A Lecture by Janine Antoni

    The Glassell Studio School

    This event takes place in Freed Auditorium at the Glassell Studio School. Janine Antoni was born in Freeport, Bahamas, in 1964. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and earned her[…]

  5. 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[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Artists as Students and Teachers

    Beck Building

    Before they became household names, artists were students, learning their craft and developing their signature style.  Many went on to mentor the next generation of would-be-great artists as they struggled forge their artistic identity.  Explore[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Lecture “Edens of Excess: Gardens of Eighteenth-Century Paris”

    Law Building

    Edens of Excess: Gardens of Eighteenth-Century Paris Presented by Eric T. Haskell, professor of French studies and humanities, and director, Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College, in conjunction with the exhibition Life & Luxury: The Art[…]

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