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[…]

08 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. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rienzi’s Porcelain Masterpieces

    Rienzi

    A close exploration of the porcelain splendors at Rienzi, this tour introduces visitors to the inspiring development of "white gold" in Europe during the 18th century. Discover the monarchs and vibrant commercial markets that fed[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Artful Thursday “Star Bright: The Annual Ornament-Making Extravaganza”

    Law Building

    Star Bright is the theme of this year’s Artful Thursday Ornament-Making Extravaganza—an artist-led workshop especially for adults. Create your own holiday stars inspired by great treasures of art from around the world. Handmade ornaments are[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Artist’s Talk: Photographer Gay Block on “About Love”

    Law Building

    Join artist Gay Block for an intimate discussion of her new book About Love, a survey of her most intimate and moving portraits. A book signing follows. Block began her career as a portrait photographer in 1973 with portraits of[…]

  5. 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.

  6. EVENTS
    Art Crowd Holiday Party

    The Glassell Studio School

    Celebrate the holidays with Art Crowd, the arts group for young MFAH Members. Music provided by DJ Tuzzo Martini Complimentary cocktails and bites  PLUS, receive priority access to shop the Glassell Student Art Sale before it opens to the public! Just[…]

  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[…]

09 Dec
Fri / 2011

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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,[…]

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