30 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. 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[…]

  3. 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,[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. 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[…]

31 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
    Children of Paradise

    Law Building

    Restored print Poetic realism reaches sublime heights in this 1945 classic. Repeatedly declared the greatest French film of all time, Children of Paradise (Les enfants du paradis) is a tragic tale of ill-fated love between a theater[…]

01 Sep
Sat / 2012

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour: Artists and Their Models

    Beck Building

    From inspirational muses to relatives who would pose for free, models have had interesting and unique relationships with the artists who painted them. Join a Members tour and learn about some of these fascinating duos. Space is limited, and[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “Space vs. Shape”

    Law Building

    The dimensional difference between a sculpture and a work on paper is clear, but are the similarities obvious? Find out when you join this 20-minute gallery talk exploring the work of modern and contemporary sculptors.[…]

  3. WORKSHOPS
    Writers Workshop: Holding on to Summer

    Beck Building

    Ekphrasis, literally "to speak out," is a genre of writing about art in any form: poetry or prose, critical or creative. Internationally celebrated literary artist Van G. Garrett shows how to exercise your ekphrastic writing[…]

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