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[…]

  6. FILMS
    Gordo, calvo y bajito

    Law Building

    Filmmaker Carlos Osuna in attendance Antonio—the fat, bald, and short man of the title—is a functionary in a notary office in Bogota, Colombia, a middle-aged virgin whose life has become a pitiable routine. As alone[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “1938: Two Views of America”

    Beck Building

    Compare two works of art—Thomas Hart Benton’s Haystack and Stuart Davis’s Gloucestor Harbor—to discover a complicated view of the United States in 1938. (This gallery talk lasts approx. 20 minutes.)

  8. FILMS
    Found Memories

    Law Building

    While filming in a small town in the southwest of Brazil, director Julia Murat stumbled upon a strange fact: the local cemetery had closed, and when the inhabitants died, their bodies had to be sent[…]

27 Apr
Fri / 2012

  1. 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[…]

  2. FILMS
    Miss Bala

    Law Building

    Following its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Miss Bala became the most talked-about Mexican film of the past year. It tells the story of Laura (model/actress Stephanie Sigman), a Tijuana beauty pageant contestant[…]

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