14 Jan
Sat / 2012

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Scout Day: Girl Scouts of the USA

    Beck Building, Law Building

    **REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS FULL** Girl Scouts are invited for a day of exclusive activities that will fulfill part of art badge requirements. All ages and levels of Girl Scouts are welcome to participate. View spectacular[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour: The Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Collection

    Beck Building

    Explore this collection of Renaissance and Baroque art developed through the generosity of Sarah Campbell Blaffer, a native Texan who was inspired to collect art after visiting the Louvre museum on her wedding trip to Paris in 1909. In[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “1938: Two Views of America”

    Beck Building

    Compare two works of art—Thomas Hart Benton’s Haystack and Stuart Davis’s Gloucestor Harbor—to discover a complicated view of the United States in 1938. (This gallery talk lasts approx. 20 minutes.)

  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 “Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection”

    Beck Building

    Explore one of the world’s most spectacular private collections of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, including masterworks by Rembrandt, Gerrit Dou, Frans Hals, Willem Claesz. Heda, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Jan Steen. Through the genres of[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Highlights of the Peter Blum Edition Archive”

    Beck Building

    On this 45-minute gallery talk, explore the process of contemporary printmaking through the prints and preparatory materials of contemporary masters such as Louise Bourgeois, Enzo Cucchi, Alex Katz, Brice Marden, and James Turrell. The exhibition Highlights of[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: The Gods of Ancient Egypt

    Beck Building

    The ancient Egyptians worshipped myriad deities. Take a quick look at objects associated with these gods and goddesses on this 20-minute spotlight gallery talk. This spotlight gallery talk is offered in celebration of the exhibition Tutankhamun: The[…]

  8. LECTURES
    Lecture “Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good” + The Audrey Jones Beck Connection

    Law Building

    Friday and Saturday Afternoon Lectures Unprecedented Power: Jesse Jones, Capitalism, and the Common Good  + The Audrey Jones Beck Connection Presented by author Steven Fenberg Jesse Jones—Houston’s preeminent developer during the first half of the 20th[…]

  9. FILMS
    The Mill and the Cross

    Law Building

    Renaissance painter and printmaker Pieter Bruegel (1525–1569) was renowned for his landscapes and peasant scenes. His masterpiece The Way to Calvary imagines the story of Christ’s Passion set in Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation in[…]

15 Jan
Sun / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Bayou Bend Family Day: Our Classical Past

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    See how the ancient world influenced art and American design. Themes from Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, and the Far East are featured in music and dance performances, craft activities, storytelling, and demonstrations. An amazing day of fun and entertainment awaits[…]

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