21 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[…]

22 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[…]

23 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
    Author’s Talk & Book Signing “The House of Velvet and Glass”

    Law Building

    Author Katherine Howe (The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane), who grew up in Houston, returns with her latest historical novel. The House of Velvet and Glass is set in 1915 Boston, where a grieving young woman[…]

  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[…]

24 Aug
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. FILMS
    The Day I Saw Your Heart

    Law Building

    Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) stars as a twenty-something struggling with commitment issues in this touching French comedy-melodrama that tackles thorny father-daughter relationships. After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found her soul mate,[…]

25 Aug
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Exploring Decorative Arts”

    Beck Building

    Explore works of art that were once used in the course of of everyday life. This hour-long Members tour looks at the luxuriant furniture in the exhibition Duncan Phyfe, Master Cabinetmaker in New York, as well as objets d’art sometimes overlooked[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Subodh Gupta’s “Untitled”

    Law Building

    Art made out of kitchen tools? What does it mean? Join this 20-minute gallery talk and explore the possibilities.

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