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[…]

10 Nov
Thu / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: "New Formations: Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection"

    Beck Building

    Discover a little-known chapter of 20th-century art! The exhibition New Formations presents works of Czech avant-garde art that were often hidden from the public during the Cold War. This gallery talk lasts about 45 minutes.[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “Cleopatra”

    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[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “Dear Diary: A Conversation with Lynn Hershman Leeson”

    Law Building

    Presented by Lynn Hershman Leeson, Chair of the Film Department at the San Francisco Art Institute, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, and an A. D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University Performance artist[…]

  4. 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:[…]

  5. 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[…]

11 Nov
Fri / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Highlights of the MFAH

    Law Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of art in the MFAH collections on this 45-minute gallery talk.  

  2. LECTURES
    Lecture “Treasured Images from the Golden Age of Dutch Art and Culture”

    Law Building

    Treasured Images from the Golden Age of Dutch Art and Culture Presented by Frederik J. Duparc, former director of the Mauritshuis, The Hague;  and organizing curator of the exhibition Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Members Preview Lecture “Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection”

    Law Building

    Presented by Edgar Peters Bowron, the Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European Art at the MFAH, and Houston curator of the exhibition Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection. For[…]

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