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[…]

30 Oct
Sun / 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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Family Fun! “Ancient Encounters: Archaeology”

    Beck Building

    Enjoy an afternoon of family fun and activities related to life in ancient Egypt, courtesy of the Houston Society of the Archaeological Institute of America. • Don a pith helmet and join the team as you[…]

  3. FILMS
    The Strange Case of Angelica

    Law Building

    A new film from Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira—who continues to make extraordinary films as he approaches his 103rd birthday—The Strange Case of Angelica is a magical tale about a young photographer who falls madly[…]

  4. 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.[…]

  5. PERFORMANCES
    Mozart’s “Piano Quartets”

    Rienzi

    Members of the Houston Grand Opera orchestra—fortepianist Timothy Hester, violinist Oleg Sulyga, violist Rene Salazar, and cellist Barrett Sills—perform both of Mozart's Piano Quartets on period instruments in the intimate Gallery at Rienzi. Read more[…]

  6. FILMS
    Kuroneko

    Law Building

    In war-torn medieval Japan, a demon haunts the Rajomon Gate, ripping out the throats of samurai in the grove beyond. The governor sends a war hero to confront the spirit, but what the man finds[…]

01 Nov
Tue / 2011

  1. 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:[…]

  2. PERFORMANCES
    Performance “When a Priest Marries a Witch”

    Law Building

    The University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the MFAH, presents the Houston premiere of When a Priest Marries a Witch, by artist Suzanne Bocanegra performed by (or channeled[…]

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