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.  

  2. LECTURES
    Lecture “From Guinness to Gainsboroughs: A Brewer Collects in the Gilded Age”

    Law Building

    Speaker: Julius Bryant, Victoria and Albert Museum, London This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London. Seating is limited. A reception follows.   Open to the public. Free with general museum admission. MFAH Members[…]

  3. EVENTS
    Members Preview Party & Lecture “Unrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art”

    Law Building

    MFAH Members Preview Party Viewing of Unrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art before the exhibition opens to the public. ♦ Music ♦ Cash bar For all levels of membership. Please present your MFAH membership[…]

  4. FILMS
    Wanda

    Law Building

    Please arrive early for best parking opportunities. Cited by Jonathan Rosenbaum as one of the 100 greatest American films ever made, Barbara Loden’s neorealist gem centers on her brilliant performance as a rural Pennsylvanian housewife embarked upon a[…]

09 Jun
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Daytime Preview “Unrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art”

    Law Building

    Preview for MFAH Members Viewing of Unrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art 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
    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
    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.

  6. 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:[…]

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