03 Apr
Tue / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    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.  

04 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. LECTURES
    “Sneak Preview” 2012 Dance Salad Festival Choreographers’ Forum

    Law Building

    This choreographers’ forum—held the day before the opening of the Dance Salad Festival at Wortham Center—offers a glimpse at the creative process of some of the festival’s invited choreographers from Europe: Christian Spuck from Germany; Pontus Lidberg from New York/Sweden; and Luigi Bonino, former[…]

05 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. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck Building

    On the first Thursday of every month, sketch works of art in the museum galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “Cleopatra, A Life”

    Beck Building

    Tours related to Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life (a fall 2011 selection) have been extended through May 31, 2012! Cleopatra: A Life (2010) If you have read Cleopatra, A Life by Stacy Schiff, you are[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. 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.)

06 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[…]

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