21 Feb
Tue / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Cast in Bronze

    Law Building

    Ever since the ancient civilizations, artists have deliberately chosen bronze casting as an expressive process. Join this 45-minute gallery talk to explore bronze works of art from around the world and throughout time.

22 Feb
Wed / 2012

  1. 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.  

  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[…]

23 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. LECTURES
    Lecture “Terrible Reality”: The Civil War as a Living-Room War

    Law Building

    Presented by John W. Stauffer, Chair of the History of American Civilization Program and professor of English and African and African American Studies, Harvard University In 1966, journalist Michael Arlen coined the term “living-room war” to characterize[…]

  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[…]

24 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 “Fauvism: The Color Explosion”

    Law Building

    Friday and Saturday Afternoon Lectures Fauvism: The Color Explosion Presented by David E. Brauer Senior lecturer, Glassell School of Art Lectures are open to the public and free with general museum admission. MFAH Members always receive free[…]

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