09 Dec
Sun / 2012

  1. FILMS
    Through the Weeping Glass (and other shorts)

    Law Building

    This program features the Quays’ latest short film, the complementary “making-of” documentary by Edward Waisnis, and an evocative other rarely screened recent short. Through The Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos and[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone & Studio “Shape Your World: Exploring Contemporary Latin American Art”

    Beck Building

    Every Sunday, it's ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. On December 9, 23, and 30, explore a sculpture by Lygia Clark, an artist from Brazil​. The Family Zone is located in the exhibition Constructed Dialogues: Concrete, Geometric,[…]

  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. FILMS
    The Battle of Algiers

    Law Building

    No newsreel or documentary footage was used in making this film, commissioned by the Algerian government and released in 1966, detailing the fight for Algerian independence against the French.  “Gillo Pontecorvo’s electrifyingly timely The Battle[…]

10 Dec
Mon / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Spring Registration for New Students at the Glassell Junior School

    The Glassell Junior School

    Get ready for another fun-filled semester at the Glassell Junior School! New-student registration for spring 2013 begins today and runs through January 21. (Registration for continuing students, scholarship students, and MFAH Members at the family[…]

11 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.[…]

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[…]

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