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[…]

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[…]

02 Nov
Wed / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “The Spirit of Modernism”

    Law Building

    See examples of Modernist American art spanning many artistic genres, including painting, sculpture, photography, and contemporary arts and design. This 45-minute gallery talk is presented in conjunction with the cross-departmental exhibition The Spirit of Modernism:[…]

  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[…]

03 Nov
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: European Art

    Beck Building

    Explore masterworks of the European art collection on this 45-minute gallery talk.

  3. 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[…]

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