10 Mar
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Daytime Preview “Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst”

    Beck Building

    MFAH Members Daytime Preview Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst Exclusive viewing of the exhibition before it opens to the public. For MFAH Members at all levels of membership. Please present[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Azalea Trail

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Rienzi

    Enjoy the beautiful gardens of the two MFAH house museums—Bayou Bend and Rienzi—as part of Houston’s annual Azalea Trail. Both houses are only open to Azalea Trail ticket holders during this weekend.  For tickets, contact River Oaks[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Members Tour: The Glassell Collections of African, Indonesian, and Pre-Columbian Gold

    Beck Building

    Houston philanthropist Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., had a passion for collecting, a fascination with gold art objects, and a desire to share them with the world. Like the cultures that fashioned these treasures, he valued[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Crowning Achievements

    Law Building

    On this 20-minute gallery talk, explore crowns—valued as symbols of power and for the precious materials from which they are made.

  5. 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.)  

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “Cleopatra, A Life”

    Beck Building

    Tours related to Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life (a fall 2011 selection) have been extended through May 31, 2012! Cleopatra: A Life (2010) If you have read Cleopatra, A Life by Stacy Schiff, you are[…]

  7. 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.

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Ramesses II

    Beck Building

    Join this this 20-minute gallery talk to see how the power of one of ancient Egypt's longest-ruling pharaohs—Ramesses the Great—is expressed through sculpture.

  9. LECTURES
    Lecture “The Religion of Tutankhamun’s Boyhood: The World’s First Monotheistic Religion?”

    Law Building

    ► Presented by Kara Cooney, assistant professor of ancient Egyptian art and architecture;  core faculty, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA; host of Discovery Channel series Out of Egypt ► A docent-led tour and a reception to meet the speaker follow the lecture. Open[…]

  10. FILMS
    My Best Enemy

    Law Building

    “From acclaimed Austrian director Wolfgang Murnburger comes this charming wartime suspense thriller. Vienna, 1939: Jewish art dealer Victor (Run Lola Run’s Moritz Bleibtreu) and newly minted SS officer Rudi (George Friedrich) are childhood friends who[…]

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