16 Jun
Sat / 2012

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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.

  3. EVENTS
    Members Event: Art-Making Activity for Families

    Beck Building

    MFAH Members are invited to gather the entire family and stop by the museum for an afternoon of fun.   Materials and refreshments provided. Drop-in participation; reservations not needed. This event is for Members at the Family level and above. Must show membership card[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. 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.

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Turner Seascapes

    Beck Building

    The sea was a source of particular fascination for J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851), famous for his powerful and expressive seascapes. Explore his dramatic marine paintings on this 20-minute gallery talk in conjunction with Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough:[…]

  7. LECTURES
    Lecture: "Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Creation of the Grand Style in English Painting"

    Law Building

    Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Creation of the Grand Style in English Painting Presented by David E. Brauer, senior lecturer, Glassell School of Art, MFAH Lectures are open to the public and free with general[…]

  8. FILMS
    Payback

    Law Building

    Margaret Atwood regaled Houston audiences in January with her spirited reading and repartee at the Inprint Brown Reading Series. Her visionary work Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth is the basis for this[…]

17 Jun
Sun / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone & Studio “Dreams of Nature: Investigating a French Symbolist Painting”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Every Sunday, it's ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. On June 10, 17, and 24, explore the beautiful French Symbolist painting Two Young Girls among Flowers, by Odilon Redon. Look for signs in the lobbies to tell you[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Masterworks of Latin American Art”

    Beck Building

    Explore paintings by 20th-century Latin American masters on this 45-minute gallery talk presented in conjunction with the exclusive loan exhibition Modern and Contemporary Masterworks from Malba - Fundación Costantini.

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