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.  

  2. LECTURES
    Lecture “The Intimate Art: Drawing from Michelangelo to Matisse”

    Law Building

    The Intimate Art: Drawing from Michelangelo to Matisse Presented by David E. Brauer, senior lecturer, Glassell School of Art, MFAH Lectures are open to the public and free with general museum admission. Museum members always[…]

  3. FILMS
    Reality Bites

    Law Building

    Written by Houstonian Helen Childress and filmed in Houston, Reality Bites was the first “Gen X” comedy based on recent graduates facing life and love after college. Winona Ryder stars as a valedictorian searching for[…]

26 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. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Club Walk-in Tour “Voices from the Other 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. 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 “The Intimate Art: Drawing from Michelangelo to Matisse”

    Law Building

    The Intimate Art: Drawing from Michelangelo to Matisse Presented by David E. Brauer, senior lecturer, Glassell School of Art, MFAH Lectures are open to the public and free with general museum admission. Museum members always[…]

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