14 Sep
Wed / 2011

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Studio School Workshop at Bayou Bend: Chalk Pastels

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, The Glassell Studio School

    Studio School Workshop at Bayou Bend’s Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center "Chalk Pastels" 4 sessions: Wednesdays, September 14–October 5 (BBW101) $150 + $10 Lab Fee Instructor: Stephanie Martz This workshop offers a sampling[…]

05 Oct
Wed / 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. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

  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[…]

06 Oct
Thu / 2011

  1. 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.[…]

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck Building

    On the first Thursday of every month, sketch works of art in the museum galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Lecture “Queen Victoria and Prince Albert: Patrons of the Arts; Art Collectors; Artists”

    Law Building

    Presented by Oliver Everett, librarian emeritus of the Royal Library, Windsor Castle Author of the official guide to Windsor Castle Former Assistant Private Secretary to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales Former Private Secretary to Diana,[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Rice Continuing Studies Course: Tutankhamun and the Great Pharaohs

    Off-site

    Rice Continuing Studies Course: Tutankhamun and the Great Pharaohs Six Thursdays, October 6-November 10, 2011, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Lectures held on Rice University Campus; Exhibition tour date and time TBD          Fee: $150.00 Fee for MFAH members: $150[…]

  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[…]

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