23 May
Wed / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Frozen in Time: Still-Life Painting”

    Beck Building

    Although still-life painting was mastered by the ancient Greeks, the style went dormant until a spectacular resurgence in popularity across Europe in the 17th century. This 45-minute gallery talk explores still lifes, once considered the lowest of all[…]

  2. 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[…]

24 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’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[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Twilight Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Rienzi estate, art collection, and gardens at twilight. Wine and light bites are served while guests are serenaded by the jazz vocal duo Mood Indigo. Rienzi docents stationed throughout the house greet visitors and tell[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Cézanne Effects in Latin America: From Diego Rivera to Jesús Rafael Soto

    Law Building

    Tenth Annual Eleanor and Frank Freed Lecture Cézanne Effects in Latin America: From Diego Rivera to Jesús Rafael Soto Presented by James Oles, senior lecturer, art department, and adjunct curator of Latin American art, Davis[…]

  6. 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[…]

  7. 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.

25 May
Fri / 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.  

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