01 Jun
Fri / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Highlights of the MFAH

    Law Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of art in the MFAH collections on this 45-minute gallery talk.  

  2. LECTURES
    Lecture “Van Dyck and Gainsborough: Painters to Royalty”

    Law Building

    This lecture is presented in conjunction with Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London. A reception and tour follow. Speaker: David E. Brauer, senior lecturer, Glassell School of Art. Open to the public. Free with general museum admission. MFAH[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Members Preview Party & Members Lecture “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London”

    Beck Building

    MFAH Members Preview Party Viewing of Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London before the exhibition opens to the public. ♦ Music ♦ Cash bar For all levels of membership. Please present your MFAH membership card and[…]

  4. FILMS
    On the Vitaphone: 1927–30

    Law Building

    Vitaphone technology was an early method of syncing recorded sound to film via 16” shellac discs. Film critics were astounded that vocal and musical reproductions could sound so “natural.” Of course, the silent cinema was never[…]

02 Jun
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Daytime Preview “Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London”

    Beck Building

    Preview for MFAH Members Viewing of Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London before the exhibition opens to the public. For all levels of membership. Please present your MFAH membership card and photo ID for admission. Not an MFAH[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Looking Back at the Old Masters”

    Beck Building

    Who are the “Old Masters,” and what made them masterful? Explore a selection of 16th- to 18th-century paintings. Some are on view in exhibitions such as Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, and others[…]

  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 TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

    Beck Building

    Join this 20-minute gallery talk to explore paintings by renowned 20th-century Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in the exhibition Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from Malba - Fundación Costantini.

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Portraiture in the Grand Manner”

    Beck Building

    Often painted in full length and life size, Grand Manner portraits lent a dignified status to their sitters. Through paintings by the masters of the style—Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and their contemporaries—find out how[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: All that Glitters

    Law Building

    Despite the old maxim, much of what glitters at the MFAH is, indeed, gold. Join this 45-minute gallery talk and explore the use of this precious material across cultures.

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