09 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. LECTURES
    Twilight Talk “Embodying Shakespeare: A Backstage Pass to the Actor’s Process”

    Rienzi

    Rienzi opens its doors at twilight! Treat yourself to an engaging short lecture, an open house tour of the collection, and social time over wine and bites. What is the actor's process for speaking words that are more[…]

  3. 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,[…]

  4. 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[…]

10 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 “Spirit in Art: A Buddhist Vision”

    Law Building

    Friday and Saturday Afternoon Lectures Spirit in Art: A Buddhist Vision Presented by Anne C. Klein Professor of religious studies, Rice University, and founding director, Dawn Mountain Tibetan Buddhist Temple and Dawn Mountain Community Center &[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Patron-Plus Members Preview Party “Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski”

    Law Building

    Preview Party for Patron-Plus MFAH Members  Open bar, light refreshments, music, and viewing of Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski before the exhibition opens to the public. For Patron, Supporting, Sponsor, and Benefactor Members and Leadership Circle Donors. Please present your MFAH membership card[…]

  4. EVENTS
    Patron-Plus Members Event: Film Screening of “Jules Olitski: Modern Master”

    Law Building

    Film Screening of Jules Olitski: Modern Master Alison de Lima Greene, MFAH curator of Contemporary Art and Special Projects, introduces the short documentary (22 minutes) Jules Olitski: Modern Master. Interviews with Olitski's friends and peers, as[…]

  5. FILMS
    2011 Oscar Nominees: Best Documentary (Short Subject)

    Law Building

    Get a jump on your Oscar pool! Attend this screening for an opportunity to see some of the 2011 nominees for Best Documentary (Short Subject) in advance of the February 26 Academy Awards ceremony. The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier[…]

11 Feb
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Daytime Preview “Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski”

    Law Building

    Preview for MFAH Members Viewing of Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski before the exhibition opens to the public. For all levels of membership. Please present your MFAH membership card and photo ID for admission. Not an MFAH Member? Click here and join today!  […]

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