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[…]

29 Oct
Sat / 2011

  1. LECTURES
    The Civil War & the Material Culture of Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest

    Off-site, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Law Building

    The 3rd Biennial David B. Warren Symposium The Civil War & the Material Culture of Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest The Civil War was a turning point for American culture in countless ways.[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. 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.

  6. 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:[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Spotlight on Egyptian Burials

    Beck Building

    Egyptian religion believed in resurrection after death. Join this 20-minute gallery talk and see how works of art from the MFAH collection reveal the process of preparing a body for this resurrection. Meet in the lobby[…]

  8. LECTURES
    Lecture “The Scent of Empire: Perfumes and Alluring Aromas in the Time of King Tut”

    Law Building

    Presented by Cheryl Ward, director of the Center for Archaeology and Anthropology, Coastal Carolina University, in conjunction with the exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs A cornucopia of treasures from around the[…]

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