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[…]

13 Nov
Sun / 2011

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone & Studio “Oui! Oui! Oudry! Exploring a Still Life by Jean-Baptiste Oudry”

    Beck Building

    Every Sunday, it's ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. Look for signs in the main lobbies to tell you which gallery the Family Zone is located in that day. Spend some time with the friendly family educators—sit on a[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. LECTURES
    A Conversation with the Artist: “Photographer Sandy Skoglund”

    Beck Building

    Photographer Sandy Skoglund creates subtly provocative images composed of an unnerving proliferation of out-of-place objects, creatures, and colors. One of her most-known works, Radioactive Cats, features green-painted plaster cats running amok in a gray kitchen.[…]

14 Nov
Mon / 2011

  1. LECTURES
    Adaptation and Innovation in Modern Czech Glass, 1900–1930

    Law Building

    This lecture is open to the public. Admission is free. A reception to meet the speaker follows the program. Presented by Diane C. Wright, adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design, at Parsons The[…]

15 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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Hearst Foundation Evenings for Educators “Illuminated Books and Golden Robes: Art and Gift Giving across Cultures”

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Connect World History, World Beliefs, Geography, and Music with Art What do illuminated books, silk robes woven with gold, jade drinking cups, jeweled combs, ivory game boards, and ornamented daggers have in common? As gifts,[…]

16 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[…]

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