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.  

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Art and Power

    Law Building

    Is art powerful?  In what way?  Is it subtle or domineering?  Waxing or waning?  Individual or collective?  Let these questions guide an exploration of what power looks like when it mixes with art on this[…]

  7. FILMS
    LĀSYA KĀVYA: The World of Alarmél Valli

    Law Building

    Alarmél Valli is one of India’s most iconic dancers and choreographers. Internationally acclaimed for her distinctive dance style—classical yet contemporary, precise yet poetic—Valli has performed in major festivals and theaters worldwide. The new documentary LĀSYA[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Bird Sightings

    Law Building

    Explore birds perching in all corners of the museum! Discover the various—and sometimes surprising—role of feathered friends in art on this 45-minute gallery talk. No binoculars necessary.

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    “Visions of Fancy” Exhibition Tour

    Rienzi

    Discover the works of George Romney, one of the leading artists of late-18th-century England, on a docent-led exhibition tour of Visions of Fancy: George Romney, 18th-Century Paintings and Drawings. Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European[…]

  10. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Art of the Dogon

    Law Building

    Explore the origin story of the Dogon people rendered visually on a ceremonial trough and other wooden sculptures from Mali on this 20-minute gallery talk.

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