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[…]

  3. FILMS
    Daisies

    Law Building

    A touchstone of the Czech New Wave that is best described as a feminist, psychedelic, surreal Eastern European answer to Howard Hawks’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum calls this film “one of the[…]

03 Nov
Sat / 2012

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Learning Through Art at the MFAH: Tour the Americas

    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. 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[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Members Tour: Art and Conflict

    Beck Building

    How do art and conflict intersect? This month's Members tour explores works of art that examine ideas of art and conflict, as seen through the minds and eyes of artists. Space is limited, and spots fill[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: The Sculpture of Rodin

    Beck Building

    Join this 20-minute gallery talk and explore the work and process of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), the most celebrated sculptor of his time.

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit”

    Beck Building

    Working in an expatriate community in turn-of-the-century Paris, African American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937) infused his religious paintings with the modernist sensibility of the times. Explore the retrospective Modern Spirit on this 45-minute gallery talk.[…]

  6. WORKSHOPS
    Art Workshop: Dyeing in America

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Create your own design on an 8mm silk scarf using natural materials from the gardens at Bayou Bend. The hands-on component of the workshop is accompanied by a talk about the textile history of the[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Highlights of the MFAH

    Law Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of art in the MFAH collections on this 45-minute gallery talk.  

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