30 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. 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[…]

  4. 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.

  5. 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:[…]

  6. FILMS
    The Turin Horse

    Law Building

    In 1889, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche witnessed the whipping of a horse while traveling in Turin, Italy. He tossed his arms around the horse's neck to protect it and then collapsed to the ground. In less than[…]

01 Jul
Sun / 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. FILMS
    The Turin Horse

    Law Building

    In 1889, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche witnessed the whipping of a horse while traveling in Turin, Italy. He tossed his arms around the horse's neck to protect it and then collapsed to the ground. In less than[…]

03 Jul
Tue / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: "Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London"

    Beck Building

    Explore the acclaimed works by the greatest old master artists never before seen outside of the United Kingdom on this 45-minute gallery talk.  From paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Thomas Gainsborough, and Anthony van Dyck to Frans Hals, Joshua Reynolds, and J. M.[…]

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Tuesday Tea + Tour “The Treasures of Kenwood House, London”

    Beck Building

    This event is SOLD OUT. Click here for Japanese Tea + Tour dates. Experience the tradition of tea at the MFAH! These afternoon events are presented in celebration of the exhibition Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of[…]

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