23 Sep
Sun / 2012

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Exhibition Celebration “My Gift to the World”

    Law Building

    Bring your family and friends! Please join the MFAH in honoring 25 secondary students from Houston’s Ismaili Muslim community who created the works of art in the KFEC exhibition My Gift to the World. Each[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone & Studio “Patterns at Play: Exploring a Work of Art by Édouard Vuillard”

    Beck Building

    Every Sunday, it's ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. On September 9, 16, 23, and 30, explore the wonderful 19th-century painting The Promenade, by French artist Édouard Vuillard. Look for signs in the lobbies that tell you which[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. LECTURES
    A Conversation about Muslim Cultures Today

    Law Building

    Whatever their culture, Muslims have never been content with a passive separation of faith from their daily lives, whether public or private. Scripture itself, as the Prophet Muhammad knew, is ever seen through a cultural[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Timothy Hester in Concert “A Pair of Haydns and a Pair of Mozarts”

    Rienzi

    Fortepianist and University of Houston associate professor Timothy Hester performs a work by Franz Joseph Haydn, along with a work by the composer's brother, Johann Michael Haydn. Hester also performs a work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and[…]

  6. FILMS
    Besieged

    Law Building

    Excepting a brief prelude in an unidentified African country, Besieged is set entirely within a large, rambling house, and features a cast of two. Bernardo Bertolucci’s pet themes of passion and class are stripped to the[…]

24 Sep
Mon / 2012

  1. FILMS
    Clyde Drexler’s Favorite Film “Braveheart”

    Law Building

    Presented by Clyde Drexler* Charismatic 13th-century Scottish folk hero William Wallace (Mel Gibson) leads a revolt against British oppression during the Wars of Scottish Independence. He is the protagonist of a 15th-century epic poem attributed[…]

25 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.

26 Sep
Wed / 2012

  1. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

  2. 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[…]

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