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[…]

27 Oct
Thu / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “My Name Is Red”

    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’s Porcelain Masterpieces

    Rienzi

    A close exploration of the porcelain splendors at Rienzi, this tour introduces visitors to the inspiring development of "white gold" in Europe during the 18th century. Discover the monarchs and vibrant commercial markets that fed[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Lecture “Embodiment of Empire: Tutankhamun and the Pharaohs of Egypt”

    Law Building

    Presented by Bob Brier, Senior Research Fellow, Long Island University This lecture is open to the public. Admission is free. Seating is limited. A reception to meet the speaker follows the program.   Tutankhamun is the[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. 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[…]

28 Oct
Fri / 2011

  1. LECTURES
    U of H Honors College: “Tut’s Mummy”

    Off-site

    OFF-SITE LECTURE @ University of Houston Cemo HALL #100D Presented by Bob Brier, Senior Research Fellow, Long Island University A pharaoh’s mummy was an emblem of power that reached beyond the grave, becoming a symbol[…]

  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[…]

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