12 Aug
Sun / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone & Studio “Fine Furniture: Investigating an American Cabinetmaker”

    Beck Building

    Every Sunday, it's ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. On August 12, 19, and 26, look for the signs in the main lobbies to tell you which gallery the Family Zone is located in that day. Spend[…]

  2. FILMS
    Porco Rosso

    Law Building

    After a mysterious encounter during World War I, famed flying ace Marco Rossellini was transformed to look like a pig. Now known as Porco Rosso ("Red Pig"), he works as a flying bounty hunter in[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. FILMS
    The Ocean Waves

    Law Building

    Rarely seen outside of Japan and never before released in North America, The Ocean Waves is one of Ghibli’s most poignant and unsung masterpieces, capturing the joys and drama of adolescence and teenage alienation with[…]

14 Aug
Tue / 2012

  1. 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[…]

15 Aug
Wed / 2012

  1. 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[…]

16 Aug
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Traveling for Inspiration

    Beck Building

    Explore the world vicariously through artists who traveled seeking inspiration—a muse, new subject matter, or new artistic ideas. On this gallery talk, take a 45-minute summer vacation and discover different motivations for artists' journeys.

  2. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “Eye of the Beholder: How to See the World Like a Romantic Poet”

    Law Building

    Presented by Louis A. Markos, professor in English, scholar in residence, and Robert H. Ray Chair in humanities, Houston Baptist University Born out of the French Revolution and its radical faith that a nation could be[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “American Made: 250 Years of American Art at the MFAH”

    Beck Building

    Join this 45-minute gallery talk to explore the depth, breadth, and richness of American artistic innovation from the 18th to the mid-20th century. American Made: 250 Years of American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston[…]

  4. 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[…]

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