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,[…]

  4. EVENTS
    Members Preview Lecture: “Elegant Perfection”

    Law Building

    Preview Lecture for MFAH Members • Remarks: Zeniya Masami, executive director, Tokyo National Museum • Presentation: Shimatani Hiroyuki, vice executive director, Tokyo National Museum • Live translation: Kito Satomi, senior manager, international relations, Tokyo National Museum This program features a brief overview of the Tokyo National[…]

  5. FILMS
    Slacker 2011

    Law Building

    In 1991, Richard Linklater's Slacker inspired a generation of American filmmakers by exploring the subculture of Austin in a loose narrative with a tapestry of quirky characters. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of that iconic movie, 24 of Austin’s top[…]

18 Feb
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Daytime Preview: Arts of Japan Gallery & “Elegant Perfection”

    Law Building

    Preview for MFAH Members 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. For all levels of membership. Please present your MFAH membership card[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour: The Audrey Jones Beck Collection

    Beck Building

    The renowned Beck Collection features Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early Modernist paintings. Houstonian Audrey Jones fell in love with Impressionism on a trip to Paris as a teenager, and after she married John A. Beck during[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: The Egyptian Afterlife

    Beck Building

    The Egyptians believed in an afterlife that closely resembled their earthly life.  Learn more about the ancient Egyptian afterlife through the burial objects they brought with them on this 20-minute gallery talk. This spotlight gallery[…]

  4. FILMS
    Le Havre

    Law Building

    MFAH film faithful will remember seeing prior films by iconoclastic Finn Aki Kaurismäki, including Ariel, Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses, I Hired a Contract Killer, and The Match Factory Girl. His latest film is warmhearted portrait[…]

  5. 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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