18 Oct
Tue / 2011

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Studio School Workshop: Mixed Media: Lit from Within

    The Glassell Studio School

    Mixed Media: Lit from Within - AW936-2 Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. October 18–November 29 (7 sessions) Instructor: Portman $315 + $25 Lab Fee This workshop addresses art made on transparent and translucent surfaces (glass, Plexiglas,[…]

  2. 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[…]

19 Oct
Wed / 2011

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Studio School Workshop at Bayou Bend: Charcoal Washes

    The Glassell Studio School, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Studio School Workshop at Bayou Bend’s Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center "Charcoal Washes" 3 sessions: Wednesdays, October 19–November 2 (BBW102) $120 + $10 Lab Fee Instructor: Stephanie Martz Enhance your drawing skills in[…]

  2. 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:[…]

  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[…]

20 Oct
Thu / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “Cleopatra”

    Beck Building

    This fall, the MFAH Book Club looks to ancient Egypt and the Middle East with two internationally minded selections: Cleopatra: A Life (2010), a biography by Stacy Schiff, and My Name is Red (1998), a[…]

  2. 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.[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rienzi Gallery Talk “One scoop or two?”

    Rienzi

    Caroline Cole, curatorial assistant for Rienzi, discusses a rare, 18th-century porcelain ice pail. Part of an elaborate dessert service, this ornate lidded bowl was used to cool ice cream or fruit on the dining table.[…]

  4. WORKSHOPS
    Teacher Workshop: Making the Most of Your Self-Guided Visit

    Law Building

    Are you a teacher registered for a self-guided visit to the MFAH? Could you use some ideas from the museum's education department to invigorate your visit? Explore ways to design a meaningful and engaging experience for your[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday: Ribbon Wars

    Law Building

    Presented by Paige Willson, Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology, School of Theatre & Dance, University of Houston and Lecturer, Theatre Program, Rice University The color of a ribbon, the width of a lady’s[…]

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