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[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Core Lecture: Andrea Geyer

    The Glassell Studio School

    Andrea Geyer lives and works in New York. She uses both fiction and documentary strategies in her image- and text-based works. Her works are temporal translations of specific social and political situations that address larger[…]

  3. FILMS
    Bride of the Earth

    Law Building

    In this rural revenge drama, Güney plays Seyit Han, a poor man in love with a woman from his Anatolian village who returns his affection. Seyit Han postpones their marriage so that he can make[…]

07 Apr
Sat / 2012

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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[…]

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