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:[…]

  7. 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[…]

  8. FILMS
    The Crusades

    Law Building

    Following the great success of 1934’s Cleopatra, Cecil B. DeMille lost no time arranging another thundering epic to confirm his supremacy at Paramount Pictures. The Crusades posits a takeover of Jerusalem by Islamic warrior Saladin,[…]

10 Jun
Sun / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    “Doodle 4 Google” Texas Finalists Reception

    Law Building

    Doodles are creative interpretations of the Google logo that highlight noteworthy anniversaries or events, such as Thomas Edison´s birthday or the invention of the ice cream sundae. For the last five years, Google has invited[…]

  2. 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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