26 Oct
Fri / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Little Art Adventures

    MFAH Visitors Center

    Little Art Adventures is a 30-minute program designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old and their adult companions. The experience includes a storybook circle; creative shape and color play; the creation of a[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “Avalokitesvara”

    Law Building

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

  3. LECTURES
    Public to Private Narrative in Early Baroque to Early Modern Dutch and French Painting

    Law Building

    Speaker: David Brauer, senior lecturer, Glassell School of Art Prior to the modern period, the function of paintings was to tell stories, and those who commissioned the paintings knew the stories. This lecture focuses on biblical,[…]

  4. FILMS
    Going Places

    Law Building

    Introduced by Michael Zilkha, MFAH Film Committee Co-chair* Jean-Claude (Gérard Depardieu) and Pierrot (Patrick Dewaere) play twentysomething outsiders who spend their days harassing women and committing petty crimes. Their cavorting leads them to a frigid[…]

27 Oct
Sat / 2012

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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.  

  3. 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[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Tours “In Country” MFAH Collections

    Law Building

    After reading the MFAH Book Tours selection for fall 2012—In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason—join this tour for a cross-cultural look at works of art in the MFAH collections that relate to war and other prominent themes in the novel. Copies[…]

  5. EVENTS
    Members Event: Art-Making Activity for Families

    Beck Building

    MFAH Members are invited to gather the entire family and stop by the museum for an afternoon of fun.   All Dressed Up: Portraits and Poses Get inspired by the famous portraits at the MFAH! Adults and kids[…]

  6. 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.

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