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.

  7. 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[…]

  8. 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.

  9. 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,[…]

  10. FILMS
    Get Out Your Handkerchiefs

    Law Building

    In this irreverent 1978 comedy that won the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, director Bertrand Blier once again pairs Gérard Depardieu and Patrick Dewaere, this time focused on one woman. Determined to make Solange[…]

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