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[…]

11 Nov
Fri / 2011

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Bayou Bend: House Closed Today Only / Reopens Saturday

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    The Bayou Bend house is closed to the public Friday, November 11. The gardens are open with limited access. Regular Bayou Bend house and gardens hours resume on Saturday, November 12. Please call 713.639.7750 with questions.

12 Nov
Sat / 2011

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

    Beck Building

    MFAH Members Daytime Preview Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection Exclusive viewing of the exhibition before it opens to the public. For MFAH Members at all levels of membership.[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Members Tour: Gifts, Offerings, and Devotional Objects

    Beck Building

    Tour for MFAH Members offered in conjunction with the exhibition Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts. See works of art across the museum that functioned as gifts. From personal gifts and diplomatic[…]

  3. WORKSHOPS
    Scout Day: Boy Scouts of America

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Scouts are invited for a day of exclusive activities that fulfill part of the Art advancement requirements. View spectacular Egyptian treasures found in the tomb of King Tut, rarely seen in the United States, in[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Specialty Card Designer Sammy Smith visits the MFAH Shop

    MFA Shop

    Houston specialty card designer Sammy Smith will be here intricately hand cutting his exquisite and one-of-a-kind note cards. Be sure to stop by for this amazing experience. He will also be taking special orders! This[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Spotlight on Rembrandt: Painter and Printmaker”

    Beck Building

    In addition to being a painter, Rembrandt van Rijn was also a prolific and innovative printmaker. Treating each medium differently, he rarely examined the same subjects or themes in both media. Examine a painting and[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts”

    Beck Building

    Explore Islamic art and culture through the universal tradition of gift giving: from personal gifts, to gifts for religious institutions, to gifts of diplomatic significance.  This gallery talk lasts 45 minutes.

  7. 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.[…]

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