06 Jun
Wed / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Summer Storytime Tours at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Storytime Tours introduce children to the magic of art and literature in an intimate house museum setting. Rienzi's Storytime Tour is a fun and interactive activity featuring stories related to themes highlighted in Rienzi's collection. Families are encouraged to bring your lunch[…]

  2. 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.[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

07 Jun
Thu / 2012

  1. 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[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    MFAH Summer Art Detectives: Gallery Investigations + Studio

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Gallery Investigations + Studio • In the galleries, investigate a work of art by looking carefully, uncovering details, and thinking about the cool stuff you discover. Talk with an MFAH educator and use hands-on materials[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Me, Myself, and I: Self-Portraits”

    Beck Building

    Determining the messages artists are trying to communicate through their art leads to much speculation. But what are they trying to communicate when they use their own visage as subject matter? Join this guided, 45-minute[…]

  4. PERFORMANCES
    Summer Kick-Off Performance

    Beck Building

    Join the celebration as the MFAH kicks off summer programming, and enjoy a family-friendly performance by Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined.

  5. FILMS
    Whisper of the Heart

    Law Building

    As she approaches the last summer of junior high, fourteen-year-old Shizuku determines to read as many books as possible in preparation for her future career as a writer. After meeting a boy named Seiji, whose[…]

  6. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck Building

    On the first Thursday of every month, sketch works of art in the museum galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you[…]

  7. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “Baroque Gestures”

    Law Building

    Presented by Matthew Dirst, associate professor of music at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston, and artistic director of Ars Lyrica Houston; with Catherine Turocy, artistic director, New York Baroque Dance Company. At the dawn[…]

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