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[…]

05 Nov
Sat / 2011

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Teacher Workshop “Illuminated Books and Golden Robes: Art and Gift-Giving across Cultures”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    The exhibition Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, as well as works from the MFAH collections of world art, illustrate a vast network of political, economic, social, religious, and personal[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Symposium “New Formations: Change and Continuity in Czech Avant-Garde Art”

    The Glassell Studio School

    In 1989 the MFAH presented Czech Modernism: 1900–1945. Opening only months before the “Velvet Revolution” that redrew the map of Europe, this landmark exhibition introduced a lost chapter of the avant-garde to American audiences.  Houston philanthropists Roy[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Members Daytime Preview "New Formations: Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection"

    Beck Building

    MFAH Members Daytime Preview New Formations: Czech Avanat-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection For MFAH Members at all levels of membership Exclusive viewing of the exhibition before it opens[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Meet Marguerite Belkin: “The Origami Lady”

    MFA Shop

    Houston origami artist Marguerite Belkin visits The MFAH Shop with her fun and whimsical origami designs. Stop by to meet her and purchase some of her creative ornaments and gifts. This event is free to guests.[…]

  6. 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[…]

  7. 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.

  8. LECTURES
    Two Ways of Living

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Roughly 600 miles separate Jamestown, Virginia, from Plymouth, Massachusetts, but the more striking separation between these two early American settlements was the difference between the lifestyles and ideologies of their founders. The New England settlers were often[…]

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