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[…]

  8. 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.

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Anthony van Dyck

    Beck Building

    Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) captured the look of "casual elegance" in his portraits that would influence the genre of portrait painting.  Explore this look through two portraits of important figures from the English court on this 20-minute gallery talk. This[…]

08 Jun
Fri / 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.  

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