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[…]

  4. FILMS
    Khodorkovsky

    Law Building

    A damning indictment of the Russian political and judicial system, this investigative exposé unravels the case of the Jewish tycoon who dared to oppose the Kremlin and now languishes in a Siberian prison. Once one[…]

10 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.  

  2. LECTURES
    Core Lecture: Katy Siegel

    The Glassell Studio School

    The Luxury of Incommensurability: Painting Between Abstraction and Representation Katy Siegel is a professor of art history at Hunter College, CUNY; editor in chief of Art Journal; and a contributing editor to Artforum. She has[…]

11 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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    History Book Club: April Discussion

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Rienzi and Bayou Bend host a monthly history book discussion series about life in America and Europe in the 1700s and 1800s. Meeting alternately at Rienzi and Bayou Bend, this book club offers free discussions each month.[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Poetry Salon: Joseph Campana’s “Natural Selections”

    Beck Building

    The Iowa Poetry Prize, awarded annually by the University of Iowa Press, is one of the leading national poetry awards. New and established poets are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration, and only two are selected. Joseph[…]

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