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[…]

  3. 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[…]

27 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
    Design Open House

    Rienzi

    Textiles, marquetry, gilding, glass, ormolu: Rienzi has it all, and more! The MFAH house museum for European decorative arts is a design pavilion. Decorators and design lovers are invited to tour Rienzi and discover its luminous interiors[…]

  3. LECTURES
    MFAH Director Gary Tinterow Talks about “Contemporary Art at the Encyclopedic Museum”

    Law Building

    Presented by Gary Tinterow, director, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The past decade at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has been one of unparalleled collection growth, with particular emphasis on contemporary art. As[…]

  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.

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