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[…]

  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. LECTURES
    Exhibition Film Screening “Jules Olitski: Modern Master”

    Law Building

    Jules Olitski: Modern Master Continuous screenings of 22-minute documentary, 12 noon to 3 p.m. in Brown Auditorium Theater.  Interviews with friends and peers, as well as rarely seen footage of the artist in his studio, eloquently portray the superb[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “An Artist of the Floating World”

    Beck Building

    This spring, the MFAH Book Club looks at two civilizations that are worlds apart: ancient Egypt and post–World War II Japan. Both selections are concise and introspective, contemplating the roles of tradition and evolution in[…]

  6. 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.  

  7. 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.

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