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[…]

  7. 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.

  8. LECTURES
    Lecture “Navigating the Maze: Neuroscience and Fiber Connections”

    Law Building

    Artist Lia Cook speaks about her long-term interest in neuroscience and how experiments in perception and emotional inquiry have informed her current body of work: Bridge 11: Lia Cook, on view at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft through May 13, 2012.[…]

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “Egyptomania”

    Law Building

    The King Tut exhibition may be gone, but you can still discover how people in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries were just as intrigued by the Boy King's legacy. Explore Egyptian Revival objects by joining this 20-minute gallery talk offered in conjunction with Egyptomania.[…]

  10. 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[…]

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