04 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.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Visualizing the Competition

    Beck Building

    In the spirit of the Summer Olympics, this 45-minute gallery talk brings the intensity of competition into the museum galleries. Explore different manifestations of battle and competition, from contests between men and gods to rivalries between[…]

  4. WORKSHOPS
    MFAH Writers Workshop: Satire & Caricature

    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[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: "Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London"

    Beck Building

    Explore the acclaimed works by the greatest old master artists never before seen outside of the United Kingdom on this 45-minute gallery talk.  From paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Thomas Gainsborough, and Anthony van Dyck to Frans Hals, Joshua Reynolds, and J. M.[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Colonial American Portraiture

    Beck Building

    What do 18th-century American portraits reveal about colonial life? Join this 20-minute gallery talk and find out!

  7. FILMS
    The Night Watchman / El Velador

    Law Building

    Natalia Almada presented her debut film, Al otro lado, at the MFAH during the inaugural Latin Wave festival in 2005. Since then her honors have included a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Alpert Award, and the Sundance[…]

  8. FILMS
    Castle in the Sky

    Law Building

    Sheeta possesses a powerful crystal that might hold the key to the discovery of Laputa, a legendary floating city concealed within a violent thundercloud. Escaping from the clutches of the sinister Colonel Muska, Sheeta joins[…]

05 Aug
Sun / 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[…]

  2. FILMS
    Pom Poko

    Law Building

    Tanuki, the legendary Japanese raccoon-dogs, are fun-loving creatures who live deep in the ancient forests. Threatened by the encroachment of suburban developments, one group of tanuki finally resolves to wage war against the workers and[…]

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