12 Dec
Wed / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Rising Tension

    Beck Building

    Artists have a knack for representing tension and drama in works of art. How do they do it? Find out by joining this 45-minute gallery talk for an exploration of gripping artworks, such as A Bull Fight.

  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. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rienzi’s Porcelain Masterpieces

    Rienzi

    A close exploration of the porcelain splendors at Rienzi, this tour introduces visitors to the inspiring development of "white gold" in Europe during the 18th century. Discover the monarchs and vibrant commercial markets that fed[…]

13 Dec
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: Biblical Narratives

    Beck Building

    Ever wonder why European art collections are dominated by paintings with religious themes? Join this 45-minute gallery talk to dive into this important genre and explore it at different moments in the history of art,[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Artful Thursday: Ornament-Making Extravaganza

    Law Building

    Free general admission on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell. "A Season of Wonder" is the theme of this year’s Ornament-Making Extravaganza, an artist-led workshop especially for adults. Create your own ornament inspired by great treasures of[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Yuletide Thursdays at Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Adult guests are invited to experience Bayou Bend's annual Yuletide exhibition at this new evening program. In select rooms of the house, performers re-create historic moments in time. Guests can peek into a Victorian Christmas[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Pre-Opening Lecture “Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado”

    Law Building

    This event is sold out. Standby tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the lecture at the Brown Auditorium Theater box office. Please note that[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Art and the Afterlife

    Law Building

    Explore the sophisticated conceptions of the afterlife held by various ancient cultures. This 45-minute gallery talk includes a look at the ceremonies associated with burial and the objects used in and created for the process.[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: African American Artists in the MFAH Collections

    Beck Building

    In celebration of the exhibition ​Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit, this gallery talk shines a spotlight on works by other African American artists in the MFAH collections.

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