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[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Renaissance Portraits

    Beck Building

    Explore the types and function of portraiture during the Renaissance on this 20-minute gallery talk.

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: History of the Vessel

    Beck Building

    The MFAH has vessels on view in disparate corners of the museum. Whether for ritual, decorative, or functional purposes, the creation of pottery connects diverse cultures, geographic locations, and time periods. Take a closer look at the distinctive art tradition of the vessel[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “Tancred Baptizing Clorinda” by Domenico Tintoretto

    Beck Building

    Love, politics, and religion: three things that often don't mix. Join this 20-minute gallery talk and see how they play out in Domenico Tintoretto's 16th-century masterpiece Tancred Baptizing Clorinda.

  7. FILMS
    The Herd

    Law Building

    Winner of the British Film Institute award and the Golden Leopard (Grand Prize) at the Locarno Film Festival, The Herd has become a classic of world cinema. Ironically, though co-directed by Güney's collaborator Zeki Ökten,[…]

08 Apr
Sun / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Rienzi Closed Today

    Rienzi

    Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, is closed today. The main MFAH Campus, MFAH Shop, Cafe Express, Sculpture Garden, and Bayou Bend are all open. Rienzi's regular schedule resumes tomorrow: the gardens are open Monday–Sunday; the house is open Wednesday–Sunday. Click here for a virtual tour[…]

  3. FILMS
    Putin's Kiss

    Law Building

    The tagline for the U.S. release of this new documentary – winner of a cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival – is “What happens when your enemies become your friends?” Sixteen-year-old Masha Drokova is[…]

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