18 Sep
Tue / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk “Pointed Gestures”

    Beck Building

    Are you pointing at me? From communicating symbolic meanings to advancing a narrative, artists use gestures in interesting ways. Join this 45-minute gallery talk to find out more.

19 Sep
Wed / 2012

  1. LECTURES
    Houston Seminar Lecture “Matisse: In Search of True Painting”

    Beck Building

    Henry Matisse continually strove to capture the essence of his subjects, and to this end, repeated imagery sometimes as pairs, trios, or series. While this approach is not unique, Matisse's need to work from one[…]

  2. LECTURES
    NEXT: Four Takes on the Future of Architectural Education

    Law Building

    On the occasion of the joint centennial of Rice University and the Rice School of Architecture, as well as the Rice Design Alliance’s 40th anniversary, this lecture series addresses the future of architectural education and[…]

20 Sep
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rienzi’s Porcelain Masterpieces

    Rienzi

    A close exploration of the porcelain splendors at Rienzi, this tour introduces visitors to the inspiring development of "white gold" in Europe during the 18th century. Discover the monarchs and vibrant commercial markets that fed[…]

  2. 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.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Tour “The Hare with Amber Eyes”

    Law Building

    If you have read The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal, you are invited to participate in a guided tour featuring works in the MFAH collections and exhibitions exploring themes including family and place; persecution and[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Claim to Fame: Paul Gauguin and the “Volpini Suite”

    Law Building

    Annual Virginia and Ira Jackson Lecture Claim to Fame: Paul Gauguin and the “Volpini Suite” Presented by Heather Lemonedes, curator of drawings, Cleveland Museum of Art To promote the sale of his paintings and boost his[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. 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.

21 Sep
Fri / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “The Elder Sister”

    Beck Building

    Explore the MFAH collections one masterpiece at a time! Every Friday at lunchtime, join a 20-minute gallery talk and work your way around the world and through time. This week's featured highlight is the beloved[…]

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