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
    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[…]

22 Oct
Sat / 2011

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Teacher Workshop “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs”

    Law Building

    Works of art from the pharaohs' tombs offer ways to teach about the lives of Egyptian rulers, burial practices, Egyptiangods and goddesses, and the science of mummification. Tour the exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Daytime Preview "Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts"

    Beck Building

    MFAH Members Preview Party Gifts of the Sultan:The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts For MFAH Members at all levels of membership: Drop-in viewing of the exhibition before it opens to the public. Please[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Members Tour: Lifestyles Around the World

    Beck Building

    Tour for MFAH Members Lifestyles Around the World The exhibition Life & Luxury: The Art of Living in Eighteenth-Century Paris allows you to experience—through art and material culture—a typical day in the life of elite Parisians. After[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: American Imagery in Prints of Robert Rauschenberg

    Beck Building

    Explore Robert Rauschenberg’s use of media imagery to foster an American identity. Through Selected Prints from the MFAH Collection—from pictures of President John F. Kennedy, to baseball games, to satellites—see how the artist captured an idealistic[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Food in African Art

    Law Building

    From literal agricultural imagery to symbolic metaphors, food plays a significant role in many traditions in African art. Investigate these ideas and more on this 45-minute gallery talk.

  7. FILMS
    Le Quattro volte

    Law Building

    Inspired by Pythagoras’s philosophy of reincarnation—the belief that animal, vegetable, and mineral are ultimately one—Michelangelo Frammartino's remarkable, wordless deliberation traces the rhythms of nature through the daily rituals of goats and their herdsmen in the[…]

  8. 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:[…]

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