28 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.

29 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[…]

01 Mar
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Elegant Perfection: Masterpieces of Courtly and Religious Japanese Art”

    Law Building

    Explore the museum's new Arts of Japan Gallery on this 45-minute gallery talk, which covers major themes and traditions in Japanese art. Presented in conjunction with Elegant Perfection: Masterpieces of Courtly and Religious Japanese Art.

  2. LECTURES
    The 30th Annual Houston Antiques Dealers Association Lecture “Through the Looking Glass: Framed Elegance in Britain, 1660–1820”

    Law Building

    Presented by Tessa Murdoch, acting keeper, department of sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, and glass, Victoria and Albert Museum, London The introduction of the looking glass as a central decorative feature of domestic interior spaces in the mid-17th[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck 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. LECTURES
    The 30th Annual Houston Antiques Dealers Association Lecture “Through the Looking Glass: Framed Elegance in Britain, 1660–1820”

    Law Building

    Presented by Tessa Murdoch, acting keeper, department of sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, and glass, Victoria and Albert Museum, London The introduction of the looking glass as a central decorative feature of domestic interior spaces in the mid-17th[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski”

    Law Building

    Jules Olitski (1922–2007), one of America's last classic modern painters, created brilliant color harmonies and chromatic shifts in his paintings. Explore a survey of his work on this 45-minute gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition Revelation: Major Paintings by[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Chinese Scrolls

    Law Building

    Immerse yourself in the serene landscapes of Chinese scrolls on this 20-minute gallery talk.

02 Mar
Fri / 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.

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