31 Mar
Sat / 2012

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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.

  3. 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.)  

  4. 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.

  5. LECTURES
    Conservation Symposium “Analyze This: Looking at Art through the Prism of Science”

    Law Building

    The luscious blue of the ultramarine game bag in Willem van Aelst’s Hunt Still Life with a Velvet Bag on a Marble Ledge dazzles and seduces, its velvety texture so real as to be palpable. But was[…]

  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. FILMS
    Yol

    Law Building

    30th Anniversary Screening Yol remains Güney’s best-known and celebrated film. One of his darkest films, Yol offers an important summation of Güney’s cinema with its tale of a group of released prisoners. Ironically, their release[…]

01 Apr
Sun / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    MFAH Family Day “Decoding Art: Signs, Symbols, and Mysteries”

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Make exciting discoveries as a family!    • Create a work of art in the studio, using symbols from your own life, with textured papers, oil pastels, and tracing paper.    • Sketch as you discover the language of saints[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Elegance and Refinement: The Still Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst”

    Beck Building

    Discover the exquisite work and technical brilliance of 17th-century Dutch master Willem van Aelst on this 45-minute gallery talk in the exhibition Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst.  

  3. FILMS
    Kid Flix Mix 2011

    Law Building

    Free with museum admission. A kaleidoscopic showcase of the best short film and animation from around the world, especially fun for ages 3 to 6. Mi’au Myau (UK, 2009, 1 min.) Animation, Vida Vega In this lovely hand-drawn short animation,[…]

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