06 Oct
Sat / 2012

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Learning Through Art at the MFAH: ARTiculation

    Law Building

    Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the museum´s collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Through discussions in the museum´s galleries and hands-on[…]

  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. 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.  

  4. 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[…]

  5. FILMS
    Gerhard Richter Painting

    Law Building

    One of the world’s greatest living painters, German artist Gerhard Richter (born 1932) has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation[…]

  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
    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.

  8. LECTURES
    Public to Private Narrative in Early Baroque to Early Modern Italian 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,[…]

  9. 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.[…]

07 Oct
Sun / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art Improv

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Art Improv is held on select first Sundays throughout the year. Families will choose a work of art anywhere in the museum and make friends with it—spend time sketching it, writing about it, and talking about[…]

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