23 Jun
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Daytime Preview “Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York”

    Beck Building

    MFAH Members Daytime Preview Exclusive viewing of the exhibition Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York before it opens to the public. For all levels of membership. Please present your membership card and photo ID for[…]

  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
    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.

  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
    MFAH Book Tour “An Artist of the Floating World”

    Law Building

    If you have read An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro, you are invited to a guided tour featuring the exhibition Unrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art, as well[…]

  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 his dramatic marine paintings on this 20-minute gallery talk in conjunction with Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough:[…]

  8. LECTURES
    Lecture “Rembrandt”

    Law Building

    A lecture about Old Master Rembrandt van Rijn, whose work is on view in two exhibitions: Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London and Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle from[…]

  9. FILMS
    Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

    Law Building

    Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival The new film from leading Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Distant; Climates) follows a group of men—including a police commissioner, a prosecutor, a doctor,[…]

24 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[…]

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