04 Jan
Wed / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “New Formations: Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection”

    Beck Building

    See works of Czech avant-garde art that were hidden from the public during the Cold War, and discover a little-known chapter of 20th-century art. (This gallery talk lasts approx. 45 minutes.)

  2. 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[…]

  3. 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[…]

05 Jan
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “The Spirit of Modernism”

    Beck Building

    See examples of Modernist American art spanning many artistic genres, including painting, sculpture, photography, and contemporary arts and design. This 45-minute gallery talk is presented in conjunction with the cross-departmental exhibition The Spirit of Modernism:[…]

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck Building

    On the first Thursday of every month, sketch works of art in the museum galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Artists and Their Models

    Beck Building

    From inspirational muses to relatives who would pose for free, models have had interesting and unique relationships with the artists who painted them. Join a 45-minute gallery talk and learn about some of these fascinating duos.

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Crowning Achievements

    Law Building

    On this 20-minute gallery talk, explore crowns—valued as symbols of power and for the precious materials from which they are made.

06 Jan
Fri / 2012

  1. 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[…]

07 Jan
Sat / 2012

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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.)

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