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[…]

  3. FILMS
    Mysteries of Lisbon

    Law Building

    Part I: Friday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. (120 min.) Part II: Saturday, February 25, 6:00 p.m. (147 min.) The passing last August of legendary filmmaker Raoul Ruiz was mourned by critics, programmers, and cinephiles around[…]

25 Feb
Sat / 2012

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Teacher Workshop “Just for Art Teachers: Abstraction”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    This day-long workshop focuses on modern and contemporary art and the process of working in three dimensions. A local sculpture artist introduces new methods of delivering 3-D lessons through a variety of media. All participants[…]

  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[…]

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