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.

  7. 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 an example of his dramatic marine paintings on this 20-minute gallery talk.

  8. 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[…]

  9. FILMS
    Sleep, My Love

    Law Building

    Although his reputation as an auteur wouldn’t materialize until much later in his career, director Douglas Sirk’s early Hollywood career contained some interesting efforts. Although it didn’t have the box-office success of Rebecca, Suspicion, or[…]

03 Jun
Sun / 2012

  1. 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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