14 Apr
Sat / 2012

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Teacher Workshop “Peace, War, and Economic Depression: Teaching the 20th Century with Art”

    Beck Building, Law Building

    How do artists respond to diverse political and economic climates? At this teacher workshop, examine art produced before and after World War I, during the Great Depression, before and after World War II, and into the Cold[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection

    Beck Building

    Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio are New York-based scholars and gallerists who assembled one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary ceramics in the world. On this Members Tour, explore highlights of[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Renaissance Portraits

    Beck Building

    Explore the types and function of portraiture during the Renaissance on this 20-minute gallery talk.

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: History of the Vessel

    Beck Building

    The MFAH has vessels on view in disparate corners of the museum. Whether for ritual, decorative, or functional purposes, the creation of pottery connects diverse cultures, geographic locations, and time periods. Take a closer look at the distinctive art tradition of the vessel[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. 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[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “Tancred Baptizing Clorinda” by Domenico Tintoretto

    Beck Building

    Love, politics, and religion: three things that often don't mix. Join this 20-minute gallery talk and see how they play out in Domenico Tintoretto's 16th-century masterpiece Tancred Baptizing Clorinda.

  8. FILMS
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Law Building

    Eighty-five-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef, is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearance, Sukiyabashi Jiro[…]

  9. FILMS
    Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Law Building

    Eighty-five-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef, is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearance, Sukiyabashi Jiro[…]

15 Apr
Sun / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Rienzi and Bayou Bend Family Day: A Symphony of Sounds

    Rienzi, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    "A Symphony of Sounds" is a joint Family Day between Rienzi and Bayou Bend. Travel between the two house museums on the complimentary shuttle! Enjoy musical performances, light refreshments, and related activities at both houses. Admission is free. An amazing day[…]

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