06 Dec
Tue / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Frozen in Time: Still-Life Painting”

    Beck Building

    Although still-life painting was mastered by the ancient Greeks, the style went dormant until a spectacular resurgence in popularity across Europe in the 17th century. This 45-minute gallery talk explores still lifes, once considered the lowest of all[…]

10 Dec
Sat / 2011

  1. LECTURES
    French Marquetry: Learning by Looking

    Beck Building

    The exhibition Life & Luxury: The Art of Living in Eighteenth-Century Paris includes several masterworks of French marquetry. Learn more from Alton Bowman when he visits the MFAH today for two sessions devoted to the[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Glassell Studio School: Student Art Sale

    The Glassell Studio School

    The Glassell School of Art has moved the annual Student Art Sale back to December. This year´s Studio School Student Art Sale takes place December 9 and 10. Visitors can shop for student works from[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Members Tour: The Golden Age of Dutch Painting

    Beck Building

    Tour for MFAH Members offered in conjunction with the exhibition Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection. This hour-long tour explores paintings produced during the 17th century: an era of extraordinary[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Spotlight on "Wooded Landscape in Three Panels" by Louis Comfort Tiffany

    Beck Building

    It has been said that Louis Comfort Tiffany “painted” with glass.  See for yourself in exploring the complexity and dazzling effects of Tiffany’s Wooded Landscape in Three Panels on this 20-minute gallery talk.

  5. 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[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: If Stones Could Speak

    Law Building

    If the sculptures on view at the MFAH could talk to visitors, what would they say? More important, what do these works of art quietly communicate to viewers? Travel the world and find out on this 45-minute[…]

  7. WORKSHOPS
    Rienzi Artist Workshop: Needlepoint Ornaments

    Rienzi

    Enjoy a holiday artist workshop at Rienzi! Michele Roberts leads participants in the creation of their very own needlepoint ornaments. Her original design features a swan worked on a sparkling golden canvas in colors reminiscent of[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: "New Formations: Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection"

    Beck Building

    Discover a little-known chapter of 20th-century art! The exhibition New Formations presents works of Czech avant-garde art that were often hidden from the public during the Cold War. This gallery talk lasts about 45 minutes.[…]

  9. LECTURES
    French Marquetry: Learning by Looking

    Beck Building

    The exhibition Life & Luxury: The Art of Living in Eighteenth-Century Paris includes several masterworks of French marquetry. Learn more from Alton Bowman when he visits the MFAH today for two sessions devoted to the[…]

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