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.

  7. 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[…]

  8. FILMS
    Untouchable

    Law Building

    TICKETS FOR THIS FILM ARE SOLD OUT  Based on wealthy businessman Philippe Pozzo di Borgo’s memoir recounting his paragliding accident that left him a quadriplegic, art house cinema star François Cluzet (Tell No One) plays the handicapped[…]

  9. FILMS
    Low Cost

    Law Building

    Jean-Paul Rouve is Dagobert, a pathologically anxious industrial spy who just boarded a very cheap flight in Djerba, Tunisia. After eight long hours without air conditioning, the passengers are told that the plane is not[…]

25 Mar
Sun / 2012

  1. LECTURES
    Tour & Lecture “Sound of Empire: Music and Power in Zhou Dynasty China”

    Law Building

    1 p.m. Guided Tour Meet in the lobby of the Law Building to tour the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Arts of China Gallery 2 p.m. Lecture Presented by Haicheng Wang, assistant professor, University of Washington The amazing discovery of[…]

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