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,[…]

27 Nov
Sun / 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
    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.

  3. 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[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. FILMS
    The Man Who Fell to Earth

    Law Building

    Uncut 35th Anniversary Edition David Bowie stars as an alien who visits Earth to find a cure for his dying race on another planet. Shortly after he arrives, the alien hires an attorney (Buck Henry)[…]

29 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:[…]

30 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[…]

01 Dec
Thu / 2011

  1. 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[…]

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