29 Apr
Sun / 2012

    Sunday Family Zone & Studio “Exquisite Elegance: Exploring Still Life Paintings by Willem van Aelst”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Every Sunday, it's ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. On April 8, 15, 22, and 29,* look for signs in the main lobbies to tell you which gallery the Family Zone is located in that day. Spend time[…]

  2. FILMS

    Law Building

    Filmmaker Cristián Jiménez in attendance Chilean director Cristián Jiménez pulls off a delicately beautiful high-wire act with his second feature film, Bonsái. He opens by letting us know the ending—“Emilia dies but Julio doesn’t. The[…]

    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.  

  4. 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[…]

  5. FILMS
    ¡Vivan las Antípodas!

    Law Building

    Based on the simplest of premises—if you could dig straight through to the other side of the Earth, where would you end up?—¡Vivan las Antípodas! may be the most visually ravishing film you will ever see. The[…]

  6. FILMS
    Las Malas Intenciones

    Law Building

    Actress Katerina D’Onofrio in attendance An amazing debut from Rosario García-Montero—named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine—Las Malas Intenciones is a truly original coming-of-age story. Cayetana, played with startling[…]

  7. 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[…]

01 May
Tue / 2012

    Gallery Talk “Masterworks of Latin American Art”

    Beck Building

    Explore paintings by 20th-century Latin American masters on this 45-minute gallery talk presented in conjunction with the exclusive loan exhibition Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from Malba - Fundación Costantini.

02 May
Wed / 2012

    Gallery Talk “Frozen in Time: Still-Life Painting”

    Beck Building

    Although still-life painting was mastered by the ancient Greeks, the style went dormant until a spectacular resurgence in popularity across Europe in the 17th century. This 45-minute gallery talk explores still lifes, once considered the lowest of all[…]

    Sketching in the Galleries at 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[…]

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