13 Sep
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Bird Sightings

    Law Building

    Explore birds perching in all corners of the museum! Discover the various—and sometimes surprising—role of feathered friends in art on this 45-minute gallery talk. No binoculars necessary.

  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. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “Genji to Godzilla”

    Law Building

    Speaker: Kirsten Cather, associate professor, department of Asian studies, University of Texas at Austin For ages, Japanese artists have adapted the literary and visual arts from their own nation’s past and from lands as distant[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Art and Power

    Law Building

    Is art powerful?  In what way?  Is it subtle or domineering?  Waxing or waning?  Individual or collective?  Let these questions guide an exploration of what power looks like when it mixes with art on this[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Alexander Calder

    Law Building

    From a mobile, to a sculpture, to a work on paper, join this 20-minute gallery talk to explore different aspects of the work of 20th-century artist Alexander Calder.

14 Sep
Fri / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk: Aztec “Standard-Bearer”

    Law Building

    Explore the MFAH collections one masterpiece at a time! Every Friday, join these 20-minute gallery talks and work your way around the world and through time. This week's featured highlight is the Aztec volcanic-stone sculpture Standard-Bearer​. ►[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Five Centuries of the Japanese Garden “How lovely—the setting for elegant play, and serene pleasure”

    Law Building

    Speaker: Edgar Peters Bowron, the Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European Art, MFAH. A reception and tour follow the lecture. Presented in conjunction with the Arts of Japan Gallery and the exhibition Unrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John[…]

  3. FILMS
    The Conformist

    Law Building

    Bernardo Bertolucci’s first true masterpiece is the work of a director totally in charge of his medium. The Conformist tells the story of a damaged soul (Jean-Louis Trintignant) whose psychosexual angst translates into political overcompensation and[…]

15 Sep
Sat / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Houston Museum District Day

    Rienzi, Law Building, Beck Building

    The 16th annual Museum District Day is part show and tell and part scavenger hunt. It’s one day completely dedicated to exploring all that the district has to offer: from fine art, to historic relics,[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Author’s Talk & Book Signing “Cat Lady Chronicles”

    Law Building

    Cat Lady Chronicles is the heartwarming true story of an art-book editor who finds her unexpected calling as a Cat Lady. Author Diane Lovejoy, director of the MFAH Publications Department, shares her private joy in[…]

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