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[…]

  2. LECTURES
    The Interaction between Text and Image in Japanese Paintings

    Law Building

    Presented by John Carpenter, Curator of Japanese Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art The arts of calligraphy and painting are inseparable in Japanese art.  This lecture looks at a broad range of paintings in the exhibition Unrivalled[…]

  3. FILMS
    Last Tango in Paris

    Law Building

    Vast, empty rooms mirror the insular life of Paul (Marlon Brando), a middle-aged American hotel owner mourning his wife’s recent suicide. Paul shuts out the world beyond the doors of his unfurnished apartment and attempts[…]

22 Sep
Sat / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Open House: Rienzi Docent Program

    Rienzi

    Do you love learning and enjoy sharing knowledge with others? Do you have an interest in European art and Houston history? Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity? If so, consider starting your new[…]

  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. 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[…]

  4. 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.[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Keeping Up Appearances

    Law Building

    How do clothes and accessories shape viewers' interpretations of their identity? Explore this concept in different corners of the museum's collection on this 45-minute gallery talk, which includes photography from the exhibition Public Dress.

  6. FILMS
    Gerhard Richter Painting

    Law Building

    One of the world’s greatest living painters, German artist Gerhard Richter (born 1932) has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of techniques and ideas, addressing historical crises and mass media representation[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Art + Work = Artwork

    Beck Building

    Labor Day celebrates the economic and social impact of workers, but how have those same ideas influenced art? Join this 45-minute gallery talk and find out.

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