21 Apr
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Daytime Preview “Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from Malba - Fundación Costantini”

    Beck Building

    Preview for MFAH Members Viewing of Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from Malba - Fundación Costantini before the exhibition opens to the public. For all levels of membership. Please present your MFAH membership card and photo ID for admission. Not an MFAH Member? Click here and join[…]

  2. WORKSHOPS
    Art + Studio Family Workshop “Amazing Abstractions”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    The workshop series Art + Studio offers families an in-depth and engaging looking experience in the galleries, followed by a chance to create their own work of art in the studio. These workshops are led[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. 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.

  5. 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[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “An Artist of the Floating 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[…]

  7. 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[…]

  8. 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.

  9. LECTURES
    The ARTlines Ekphrastic Poetry Competition

    Law Building

    April is National Poetry Month! Today's program showcases poems by the winners of the ARTlines ekphrastic poetry* competition, held in the fall of 2011. The competition invited submissions about nine works of art in the MFAH collections. In addition[…]

  10. FILMS
    An Ordinary Family

    Law Building

    Director Mike Akel in Person Houston-based filmmaker Mike Akel (Chalk) returns to the MFAH with his latest feature. An Ordinary Family is a humorous drama about one family, two brothers, and a really big problem.[…]

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