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[…]

11 Dec
Sun / 2011

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone & Studio “Sumptuous Carpets: Exploring Textiles from the Islamic Courts”

    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—sketch a work of art, sit[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Cultural Intersections

    Law Building

    Trade, war, diplomacy: What happens to artistic traditions when two cultures meet? Join this 45-minute gallery talk and see examples of cultural intersections in art.

  3. FILMS
    Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle

    Law Building

    Over the course of four episodes, two young women—one from the city, the other from the country—meet and bond over an exquisite atmospheric event, and then room together in Paris, where they encounter many of[…]

12 Dec
Mon / 2011

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    King Tut: Free for All Kids

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs  King Tut Exhibition: Free Admission for Kids 18 & Under on Select Mondays in December Youth ages 18 and younger receive a free ticket (valued at up to $16) when[…]

  2. PERFORMANCES
    CANTARE Houston Holiday Concerts “A Ceremony of Carols” SOLD OUT!

    Beck Building

    6:30 pm Reception (lobby) 7:30 pm Concert (Gallery 214) ***** Remaining Concerts SOLD OUT! ****** CANTARE Houston Holiday Concerts at the MFAH—a cherished tradition! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear CANTARE Houston, under the artistic direction of Kevin Raymond[…]

13 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[…]

14 Dec
Wed / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Arts of Antiquity

    Beck Building

    Put the Egyptian art of the King Tut exhibition in context: Join this 45-minute gallery talk and explore the artistic traditions of the ancient Mediterranean, through the MFAH collection of antiquities.

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    History Book Club December Discussion Session

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Rienzi and Bayou Bend host a history book discussion series about life in America and Europe in the 1700s and 1800s. Meeting alternately at Rienzi and Bayou Bend, this book club offers free discussion on[…]

  3. 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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