29 Dec
Thu / 2011

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Highlights of the MFAH

    Law Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of art in the MFAH collections on this 45-minute gallery talk.  

  2. WORKSHOPS
    Winter Break Workshops

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Inside & Outside Join Bayou Bend for two days of Winter Break workshops. Designed for children ages 7 to 12, these workshops focus on the collection and gardens of Bayou Bend. Each day, children create projects based on Bayou Bend's 2011 Yuletide display Holiday Time[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Holiday Sketching in the Galleries

    Beck Building, Law Building

    An MFAH teaching artists guides adults and children of all drawing levels at this informal program. Locations: Tuesday, December 27 - African Art, Gallery 201M, Law Building Wednesday, December 28 - Dutch and Flemish Masterworks[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Lecture “God-Kings in Ancient Egypt”

    Law Building

    Presented by Robert Ritner, professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Program on the Ancient Mediterranean World in the Department of Classics, and in the College, the University[…]

  5. FILMS
    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

    Law Building

    Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Sesame Street’s Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Clash’s inventive puppet[…]

  6. 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.

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Spotlight on the Ibis in Egyptian Art

    Beck Building

    In Egyptian art, the ibis represents the god of wisdom and writing. Join this 20-minute gallery talk to explore the symbol of the ibis in Egyptian works of art from the MFAH collection. Meet in[…]

30 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. LECTURES
    Lecture “God-Kings in Ancient Egypt”

    Law Building

    Presented by Robert Ritner, professor of Egyptology at the Oriental Institute, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Program on the Ancient Mediterranean World in the Department of Classics, and in the College, the University[…]

  3. FILMS
    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

    Law Building

    Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Sesame Street’s Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Clash’s inventive puppet[…]

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