17 May
Thu / 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. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rienzi Gallery Talk

    Rienzi

    On the third Thursday of each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in the Rienzi Collection. Speakers include museum curators, conservators, educators, librarians, and other staff members.   MayMMayChrist on the Cross Speaker: Melina Kervandjian, senior editor, MFAH Publications Department Rienzi’s Christ[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Twilight Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Rienzi estate, art collection, and gardens at twilight. Spanish guitarist Lucas Gorham serenades guests, while wine and light bites are served. Rienzi docents stationed throughout the house greet visitors[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Tour & Lecture “Timbuktu: An Islamic African Empire”

    Law Building

    Optional Tour (5:30–6:15 p.m.) Meet in the lobby of the Law Building for a tour of the Arts of Africa galleries. Tours run continuously during this time frame, so feel free to join in at any point. Lecture[…]

  6. 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[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Inspired by the Past

    Law Building

    Artists are frequently inspired by history, whether through cultural traditions or their own biographies. Join this 45-minute, guided gallery talk and explore works of art by artists who have given a nod to the past[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: “The Porcelain Carpet” by Marek Cecula

    Beck Building

    Not your typical living-room rug! Join this 20-minute gallery talk and see how 192 ceramic plates, when installed together, form a complete carpet. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection.

18 May
Fri / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    AAMD Art Museum Day

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Beck Building, Law Building, Rienzi, Cullen Sculpture Garden

    Enjoy FREE admission in celebration of the Association of Art Museum Directors' Art Museum Day and International Museum Day. Free admission includes films, programs, and exhibitions at the main campus, as well as free entry to Bayou Bend and Rienzi.* *Please[…]

  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.  

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