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,[…]

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[…]

  6. 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[…]

  7. 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[…]

21 Oct
Fri / 2011

  1. 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[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Lecture “What Is Islamic Art?”

    Law Building

    What Is Islamic Art? Presented by Francesca Leoni, MFAH curator of the Arts of the Islamic World, in conjunction with the MFAH collections and the exhibition Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at[…]

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