22 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. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “Voices from the Other 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[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Artist’s Talk “Marek Cecula on Contemporary Ceramic Art & Design”

    Law Building

    Presented by artist Marek Cecula, founder of Modus Design and former head and coordinator of the ceramics department at Parsons School of Design, New York (1983–2004) Ceramics is no longer a field monopolized by potters and[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. FUNDRAISING EVENTS
    Art Crowd Event “Pharaohs & Phun!”

    Law Building

    See the landmark exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, then join in a gathering with cocktails, DJ Tuzzo Martini, and an art-making activity inspired by this phenomenal exhibition, on view at the MFAH for only a few[…]

  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.

23 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.

  2. LECTURES
    Lecture “Royal Symbols: Crowns, Scepters, and Thrones”

    Law Building

    Presented by Michael Barry, lecturer in Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University. A reception to meet the speaker, and a docent-led tour, follow the lecture. Royal symbols across the traditional Eurasian world have included crowns, orbs, and scepters; thrones[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Friday Night Samplings with King Tut

    Law Building

    Experience the exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs on Friday nights in March, with an added twist! View the spectacular treasures and enjoy a light reception with intriguing bites and beverages. "Friday Night Samplings with[…]

  4. FILMS
    Romantics Anonymous

    Law Building

    Romantics Anonymous tells the story of Angélique (Isabelle Carré, Private Fears in Public Places), a gifted chocolate-maker whose uncontrollable shyness prevents her from acknowledging her talents. Struggling chocolatier Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde, Coco Before Chanel), who also[…]

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