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[…]

24 Mar
Sat / 2012

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Teacher Workshop “If Clay Could Speak: Centuries of Ceramic Art from around the World”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Clay can be formed into a cooking pot or become the raw material of a great sculptor. At this teacher workshop, investigate how ancient and new technology shape ceramics production, as well as how artists,[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. 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.

  4. 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.)  

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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