28 Jul
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Made in America: Celebrating American Art”

    Beck Building

    As America turns 236 this month, celebrate by exploring the MFAH American art collection as you’ve never seen it before. Discover the “American made” collection of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts on this hour-long tour for MFAH Members.[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Thomas Gainsborough

    Beck Building

    Thomas Gainsborough's poetic mastery of fluidly merging his portrait sitters with the landscapes they occupy does not readily belie his contentious relationship with his rival, Sir Joshua Reynolds, or the Royal Academy. Join this 20-minute spotlight gallery talk and see[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York”

    Beck Building

    Explore the fine craftsmanship of Duncan Phyfe, whose furniture designs were in such high demand in the early 19th century that they were dubbed the "United States Rage." This 45-minute gallery talk will change the way you look at furniture! Presented[…]

  4. FILMS
    Vito

    Law Building

    Special ticket prices apply! General admission is $10. MFAH members, students with ID, and seniors receive a $2 discount. ​Introduced by author/journalist Vance Muse, member of the MFAH film committee In the aftermath of Stonewall,[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Unrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art”

    Law Building

    Discover Japan's artistic development through objects in an unparalleled private art collection. From some of the earliest examples of Japanese Buddhist art to works of popular art, this 45-minute gallery talk explores the depth and[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “The Art of Exaggeration”

    Beck Building

    This 20-minute gallery talk is sure to make you laugh! Explore examples of satire caricature—by the greatest artists who practiced the genre—in art from the 16th through the 20th century. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Art[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Tour “An Artist of the Floating World”

    Law Building

    If you have read An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro, you are invited to a guided tour featuring the exhibition Unrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art, as well[…]

  8. FILMS
    Only Yesterday

    Law Building

    Taeko, an office girl from Tokyo, takes a vacation in the country. There, she visits relatives and works on their farm, giving her an opportunity to reflect on her past and what her life goals[…]

29 Jul
Sun / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone & Studio “A New Way: Investigating a Work of Modern Art”

    Beck Building

    Family Zone location Gallery 109 (first floor) Beck Building Studio location SW Bell Studio (lower level) Beck Building Drop in anytime! All programs run 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (except Storytime begins 1:30 p.m.) Every[…]

  2. 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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