19 Oct
Fri / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas”

    Beck Building

    Explore the MFAH collections one masterpiece at a time! Every Friday at lunchtime, join a 20-minute gallery talk and work your way around the world and through time. This week's featured highlight is the visceral[…]

  2. LECTURES
    The Secrets of Heaven and Earth: Matteo Ricci and the Chinese World Map of 1602

    Law Building

    Speaker: James Clifton, MFAH curator, Renaissance and Baroque painting; director, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation This lecture explores how a map of overwhelming dimensions, created in 1602 by Matteo Ricci, a Jesuit priest living in China, was intended[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Members Preview Party “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit”

    Beck Building

    MFAH Members see the new exhibition Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit before it opens to the public. Cash bar, music, and private viewing of the exhibition. Present your membership card for admission. For more information,[…]

  4. EVENTS
    Members Preview Lecture “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit”

    Law Building

    Speaker: Anna O. Marley Curator of historical American art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Organizing curator of the exhibition "Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit" Cash bar, music, and private viewing of the exhibition. This[…]

  5. FILMS
    Sushi: The Global Catch

    Law Building

    Taking a different approach from the popular film Jiro Dreams of Sushi (which screened at the MFAH last spring), this revealing documentary also celebrates sushi while considering the impact of its consumption on the world's seas.[…]

20 Oct
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Daytime Preview “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit”

    Beck Building

    MFAH Members enjoy an opportunity to view the new exhibition Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit before it opens to the public. Present your membership card for admission, and drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour: Political Influence

    Beck Building

    Candidates might be trying to extend their last-minute influence over undecided voters this month, but inside the museum, the politics have already played out. Explore works of art that betray political influences of their time[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Egyptian Collar Project at KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou

    Off-site

    The annual KBR Kids Day on Buffalo Bayou is a family-friendly outdoor event that celebrates Houston's native bayous and features hands-on educational activities related to the natural environment. At the MFAH booth, let works of art[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Gego's Wire Constructions

    Beck Building

    Is it sculpture?  An installation?  A textile?  Explore Venezuelan artist Gego's unconventional work on this 20-minute gallery talk.  

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