16 Dec
Sun / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Opening Weekend in the Studio “Portrait of Spain”

    Beck Building

    Celebrate the opening of ​Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado​ with a special art-making project in the studio, inspired by works of art in the exhibition. Families can enjoy a variety of activities and materials[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Opening Day Street Festival Celebration “Portrait of Spain”

    Beck Building

    Celebrate the opening of the exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado with a fun-filled Spanish street festival! Throughout the afternoon, enjoy samples of Spanish delights: tapas, wine, bread, and other delicacies. This daytime[…]

  3. 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.  

  4. PERFORMANCES
    Music and the Journey of War: A 3-Part Concert Series

    Law Building

    The unprecedented exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath explores the experience of war through the eyes of photographers. Images recorded the world over, from the mid-1800s to the present day, depict the[…]

  5. FILMS
    Went the Day Well?

    Law Building

    Based on a Graham Greene story, directed by Brazilian-born auteur Cavalcanti, and produced as a war propaganda movie by the legendary Ealing studios, this drama is set in the fictitious British town Bramley End. When[…]

18 Dec
Tue / 2012

  1. 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.[…]

19 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
    Holiday Home Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Get in the spirit of the season by touring Rienzi when the house museum is beautifully decorated to celebrate the holidays. Guests enjoy live seasonal music and a reception of holiday goodies, wine, and a[…]

20 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[…]

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