02 Dec
Fri / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Moments of Change

    Beck Building

    What spurs a new idea in art? Is it one artist seeing the work of another? Is it one culture interacting with another? Is it the natural evolution of an idea? Explore these ideas—and more—on this 45-minute,[…]

  2. FILMS
    Juliets

    Law Building

    Three filmmakers transport Shakespeare’s most famous heroine in different, equally modern directions. The stories complement each other nicely, from Hou Chi-jan’s bittersweet period tale of betrayals and misunderstandings to Shen Ko-shang’s time-shifting tale of heartbreak[…]

03 Dec
Sat / 2011

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Teacher Workshop - The Secrets of Painting: Decoding Masterpieces with Science and History

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Study painted still lifes, scenes of everyday life, landscapes, and portraits in European art in the MFAH and in the exhibition Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection. Use science[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. 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.

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “My Name Is Red”

    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[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. 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.[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Spotlight on “Synthetic Supports: Plastic Is the New Paper”

    Law Building

    What do prints, drawings, and photographs look like when they are produced on plastic sheets, rather than paper? Join a 20-minute gallery talk and find out how artists manipulate this different material to achieve different visual[…]

  8. FILMS
    Tears

    Law Building

    An engrossing character study of a one-time bad cop (Tsai Chen-Nan) who seeks redemption by helping apparently random citizens and taking on an assignment involving the overdose death of a girl. But his zeal and[…]

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