25 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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Open House: Become an MFAH Docent

    Beck Building

    Do you love art? Do you enjoy meaningful conversations? Become a docent! The MFAH invites you to join the dedicated corps of more than 200 volunteer docents. Attend an open house to learn more about this important and rewarding[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rienzi’s Porcelain Masterpieces

    Rienzi

    A close exploration of the porcelain splendors at Rienzi, this tour introduces visitors to the inspiring development of "white gold" in Europe during the 18th century. Discover the monarchs and vibrant commercial markets that fed[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Lecture: Important Design from the ’70s and ’80s

    Law Building

    Evan Lobel, designer and founder of Lobel Modern, NYC, discusses the groundbreaking designs of Karl Springer, Philip and Kelvin Laverne, and Ward Bennett. Lobel Modern has served as a resource of new and mid-century furnishings[…]

26 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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Homeschool Family Day: Arts of Asia

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Each Homeschool Family Day offers all homeschool families the opportunity to visit the museum and take part in a variety of activities that delve into the lives of artists from long ago to today. Families can[…]

  3. FILMS
    Las Acacias

    Law Building

    Winner of both the Camera d’Or and the Young Critics’ Award, Las Acacias was truly the crown jewel of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival selections. Rubén (Germán de Silva)—an unshaven, middle-aged truck driver for lumber companies—keeps  to[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage”

    Beck Building

    Explore the ways in which artists use photography to project a political, social, or cultural state of utopia or dystopia on this 45-minute gallery talk in the exhibition Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage. Ranging in date[…]

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