31 Oct
Wed / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Keeping Up Appearances”

    Beck Building

    How do clothes and accessories shape viewers' interpretations of their identity? Explore this concept in different corners of the museum's collection on this 45-minute gallery talk.

  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. LECTURES
    The Dawn of Photography

    Law Building

    Speaker: Malcolm Daniel, senior curator, department of photographs, the Metropolitan Museum of Art During this illustrated presentation, noted scholar Malcolm Daniel tells the story of two rival photographic inventions, both revealed to the public in[…]

01 Nov
Thu / 2012

  1. 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[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Constructed Dialogues: Concrete, Geometric, and Kinetic Art from the Latin American Art Collection”

    Beck Building

    See different avant-garde movements led by Latin American artists when you join this 45-minute gallery talk to explore the exhibition Constructed Dialogues: Concrete, Geometric, and Kinetic Art from the Latin American Art Collection​.

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    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[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Americans in Paris and Abroad

    Beck Building

      Travel to Europe on this 45-minute gallery talk to and discover – whether for instruction or inspiration – the various reasons American artists visited the Old World.    This gallery talk is offered in[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: 1602 Map of the World

    Law Building

    What does the world look like from the perspective of a Jesuit priest doing missionary work in China in 1602? Find out by exploring a rare map that survives as an example of international collaboration[…]

02 Nov
Fri / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Rembrandt’s “Portrait of a Young Woman”

    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 enigmatic ​Portrait of a[…]

  2. LECTURES
    “Ambition’s Charnel-House”: J. M. W. Turner’s Paintings of War

    Law Building

    Presented by Leo Costello, Assistant Professor of Art History, Rice University, in conjunction with the MFAH collection of European art. This richly illustrated talk will consider numerous depictions of war by the great Romantic painter[…]

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