19 May
Sat / 2012

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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.

  3. 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[…]

  4. FILMS
    Cry Danger

    Law Building

    Framed for a crime, an ex-con (Dick Powell) searches for the real culprit. Rhonda Fleming also stars in this L.A. film noir filled with double crosses. The film's standout performance comes from supporting actor Richard[…]

  5. 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.

  6. 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.[…]

  7. LECTURES
    Lecture “Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane”

    Law Building

    Speaker: historian Andrew Graham-Dixon, author of Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane Seating is limited. A reception and book signing follow the lecture.   Open to the public. Free with general museum admission. MFAH Members always receive free admission. A very special thanks to all[…]

  8. FILMS
    Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

    Law Building

    After the critical failure of Popeye, Robert Altman turned away from Hollywood, directing Ed Graczyk’s stage play. For the film, Altman retained the original stage set, which featured two identical Texas “five-and-dimes” separated by two-way[…]

20 May
Sun / 2012

  1. LECTURES
    Film Screening & Reading “The Road to Timbuktu”

    Law Building

    Film Screening: The Road to Timbuktu 1:00 p.m. Just prior to the European Renaissance, Timbuktu was a famous university town, a center of learning, wisdom, and spirituality. Discover more about this mysterious and captivating city[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone & Studio: Latin American Art

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Every Sunday, it's ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. On May 13, 20, and 27,* look for signs in the main lobbies to tell you which gallery the Family Zone is located in that day. Spend time with friendly family[…]

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