03 May
Thu / 2012

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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.

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Birds, Bees & Buds on the Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    The River Oaks Garden Club presents Birds, Bees & Buds on the Bend, a Garden Club of America Flower Show, at Bayou Bend's Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center. This flower show is open to the public, and[…]

  4. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Cullen Sculpture Garden

    On the first Thursday of every month, sketch works of art in the museum galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you[…]

  5. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Twilight Tour at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Relax and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Rienzi estate, art collection, and gardens at twilight. Harpist Meghan Elizabeth Caulkett serenades guests while wine and light bites are served. Rienzi docents stationed throughout the house greet[…]

  6. LECTURES
    In Conversation: Hans-Michael Herzog and Antonio Dias

    Beck Building

    The MFAH patron group Latin Maecenas presents a conversation between world-renowned Brazilian artist Antonio Dias and Hans-Michael Herzog, director and curator of the Daros Latinamerica Collection in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2010, Herzog co-curated the exhibition Antonio Dias[…]

  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.

04 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 “Bringing Italy to the North: Van Aelst in Amsterdam”

    Law Building

    Speaker: Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., curator of Northern Baroque paintings, National Gallery of Art 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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