11 May
Fri / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Jewelry Trunk Show: Meet the Designers @ MFAH Shop (May 10–12)

    MFA Shop

    Pick out the perfect gift just in time for Mother´s Day or graduation, and meet some of The MFAH Shop's favorite designers. When it comes to great design, function, and originality, these unique jewelry collections[…]

  2. 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.  

  3. LECTURES
    Lecture “Pearls from the Netherlands: Willem van Aelst and Other Dutch Artists in Italy”

    Law Building

    Speaker: James Clifton MFAH curator, Renaissance and Baroque Painting Director, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst. Seating is limited. A reception and tour follow. Open[…]

  4. FILMS
    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    Law Building

    Click here for the related Artful Thursday* event on May 10. The cathartic decade of the 1960s culminated in a prolific year of moviemaking in 1969, with Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice as one of the[…]

12 May
Sat / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Open House: Become an MFAH Docent

    Beck Building

    Do you love art? Do you enjoy meaningful conversations? Become a docent! The MFAH invites you to join the dedicated corps of more than 200 volunteer docents. Attend an open house to learn more about this important and rewarding[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Rivera, Kahlo, and Beyond: Modern and Contemporary Latin American Masters”

    Beck Building

    Explore the work of Latin America’s best-known artists, key figures who pioneered Modern art in their own countries or participated in the principle European movements. Many are well-known personalities in the United States, and others are[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Jewelry Trunk Show: Meet the Designers @ MFAH Shop (May 10–12)

    MFA Shop

    Pick out the perfect gift just in time for Mother´s Day or graduation, and meet some of The MFAH Shop's favorite designers. When it comes to great design, function, and originality, these unique jewelry collections[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Wedding Jewelry

    Law Building

    As wedding season kicks off, explore works of art in the MFAH collection related to the ritual of marriage on this 20-minute gallery talk.

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Visions of Arcadia

    Beck Building

    Arcadia—an idyllic vision of harmonious paradise—has served as a theme in the arts since ancient times. Join this 45-minute gallery talk and see how the idea of an untouched (and perhaps unattainable) utopia has been[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “An Artist of the Floating World”

    Beck Building

    This spring, the MFAH Book Club looks at two civilizations that are worlds apart: ancient Egypt and post–World War II Japan. Both selections are concise and introspective, contemplating the roles of tradition and evolution in[…]

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