16 Feb
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Cultural Intersections

    Law Building

    Trade, war, diplomacy: What happens to artistic traditions when two cultures meet? Join this 45-minute gallery talk and see examples of cultural intersections in art.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: 18th-Century Silver Conservation

    Rienzi

    On the third Thursday of each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in the Rienzi Collection. Gallery Talks are given by museum curators, conservators, educators, and librarians.  February Gallery Talk Trevor Boyd, assistant conservator, Decorative Arts[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “Cleopatra, A Life”

    Beck Building

    Tours related to Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life (a fall 2011 selection) have been extended through May 31, 2012! Cleopatra: A Life (2010) If you have read Cleopatra, A Life by Stacy Schiff, you are[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “Echoes of Ancient Egyptian Music”

    Law Building

    Presented by A. J. Racy, professor of ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles, performer, composer, and author In ancient Egyptian belief, music was linked to power. The male god Thoth’s song was said[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Conversation with the Artist: Guillermo Kuitca

    The Glassell Studio School

    Join the Latin Maecenas this evening for a conversation with renowned Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca and Mari Carmen Ramírez, MFAH Wortham Curator of Latin American Art and Director, International Center for Arts of the Americas (ICAA).

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Moments of Change

    Beck Building

    What spurs a new idea in art? Is it one artist seeing the work of another? Is it one culture interacting with another? Is it the natural evolution of an idea? Explore these ideas—and more—on this 45-minute,[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Royal Benin Bronzes

    Law Building

    Bronze casting in the kingdom of Benin was the exclusive purview of the king.  Honoring ancestors, documenting history, and a punitive imperial expedition all factor into their story.  Learn more about this royal tradition on[…]

17 Feb
Fri / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: The Medium Is the Message

    Beck Building

    How important is an artist’s choice of materials? Join this guided gallery talk for an exploration of artworks in which the medium impacts the meaning. (This gallery talk lasts approx. 45 minutes.)  

  2. LECTURES
    Lecture “Emotion in Egyptian and Near Eastern Music”

    Law Building

    Friday and Saturday Afternoon Lectures Emotion in Egyptian and Near Eastern Music Presented by A. J. Racy Professor of ethnomusicology at UCLA Performer, composer, and author Lectures are open to the public and free with general[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Members Preview Party: Arts of Japan Gallery & “Elegant Perfection”

    Law Building

    Preview Party for MFAH Members Cash bar, music, and viewing of the new Arts of Japan Gallery and the exhibition Elegant Perfection: Masterpieces of Courtly and Religious Art from the Tokyo National Museum before they open to the public. Samples of the traditional Japanese beverage, sake,[…]

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