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[…]

07 Oct
Fri / 2011

  1. 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[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Lecture “From the Sun King to the Revolution: The Real vs. the Ideal in 18th-Century French Painting”

    Law Building

    From the Sun King to the Revolution: The Real vs. the Ideal in 18th-Century French Painting Presented by David E. Brauer, senior lecturer, Glassell School of Art, MFAH, in conjunction with the exhibition Life &[…]

  3. FILMS
    World on a Wire

    Law Building

    Shown in two parts with a 15-minute intermission between the films Part 1 = 105 minutes / Part 2 = 107 minutes (To attend on separate days, bring your ticket when you come back for[…]

08 Oct
Sat / 2011

  1. 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[…]

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