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  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
    MFAH Book Tour “The Hare with Amber Eyes”

    Law Building

    If you have read The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal, you are invited to participate in a guided tour featuring works in the MFAH collections and exhibitions exploring themes including family and place; persecution and[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. FILMS
    Pull My Daisy

    Law Building

    This classic short film—with narration by Jack Kerouac—has a cast that features Beat poet Allen Ginsberg along with Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso. Pull My Daisy was named to the Library of Congress National Film[…]

  7. WORKSHOPS
    MFAH Writers Workshop: Freedom & Fireworks

    Law Building

    Ekphrasis, literally "to speak out," is a genre of writing about art in any form: poetry or prose, critical or creative. Join internationally celebrated literary artist Van G. Garrett for the following workshops during which[…]

  8. 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[…]

  9. 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[…]

  10. FILMS
    Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview

    Law Building

    Ten years after leaving Apple, the late Steve Jobs agreed to an hour-long interview for Triumph of the Nerds, a TV series about the birth of the personal computer. Only a part of the 1995 conversation[…]

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