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[…]

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[…]

17 Nov
Thu / 2011

  1. EVENTS
    Double-Discount Days in The MFAH Shop

    MFA Shop

    Double-Discount Days for MFAH Members November 17–27 Get your holiday shopping done early!  During Double-Discount Days in The MFAH Shop, present your MFAH Membership card and photo ID to enjoy twice the savings by receiving 20%[…]

  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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Claudia Lobão Presents Her Latest Jewelry Collection

    MFA Shop

    Brazilian-born jewelry designer Claudia Lobão brings her latest jewelry collection to The MFAH Shop. Her dazzling creations of hand-crocheted jewelry designs are always the rage, so you won't want to miss this limited, two-day appearance.[…]

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