02 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
    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[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Law Building

    On the first Thursday of every month, sketch works of art in the museum galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you[…]

  4. 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,[…]

  5. 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[…]

03 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 “Creative Collaborations: Gauguin in Pont Aven”

    Law Building

    Friday and Saturday Afternoon Lectures Creative Collaborations: Gauguin in Pont Aven Presented by Gloria Groom David and Mary Winton Green Curator, 19th-Century European Painting and Sculpture, the Art Institute of Chicago Lectures are open to the public[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    The 16th Annual Citywide Exhibition Opening Celebrations

    Off-site

    The 16th Annual Citywide African American Artists Exhibition February 1–March 3, 2012 Opening Celebrations Wednesday, February 1, 6–8 p.m., Heritage Plaza Lobby (1111 Bagby) Friday, February 3, 6–8 p.m., Community Artists’ Collective (1413 Holman, Tea Room[…]

  4. FILMS
    The Mummy

    Law Building

    A 1921 British field expedition to Egypt uncovers the mummy of Prince Imhotep, who was condemned and buried alive 3,700 years ago, along with the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. When a young[…]

04 Feb
Sat / 2012

  1. 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[…]

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