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,[…]

  4. FILMS
    A Conversation with Filmmaker Gloria Rolando

    Law Building

    The MFAH, in collaboration with filmmaker Carroll Parrott Blue and the University of Houston, welcomes celebrated Afro-Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando to Houston. This program features a conversation with both of them, along with film scholar[…]

03 Apr
Tue / 2012

  1. 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.  

04 Apr
Wed / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection”

    Beck Building

    Explore trends in contemporary ceramics—from functional vessels to sculptural works and hybrids of the two—on this 45-minute gallery talk in conjunction with the exhibition Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection.

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

  3. LECTURES
    “Sneak Preview” 2012 Dance Salad Festival Choreographers’ Forum

    Law Building

    This choreographers’ forum—held the day before the opening of the Dance Salad Festival at Wortham Center—offers a glimpse at the creative process of some of the festival’s invited choreographers from Europe: Christian Spuck from Germany; Pontus Lidberg from New York/Sweden; and Luigi Bonino, former[…]

05 Apr
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Artists and Their Models

    Beck Building

    From inspirational muses to relatives who would pose for free, models have had interesting and unique relationships with the artists who painted them. Join a 45-minute gallery talk and learn about some of these fascinating duos.

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck Building

    On the first Thursday of every month, sketch works of art in the museum galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you[…]

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