30 Sep
Sun / 2012

  1. 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[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Highlights of the MFAH

    Law Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of art in the MFAH collections on this 45-minute gallery talk.  

  3. FILMS
    The Sheltering Sky

    Law Building

    This Bernardo Bertolucci drama sends an American couple deep into the Sahara desert, where they discover the transporting power of landscape and culture and learn the distinction between being a tourist and a traveler. Kit[…]

02 Oct
Tue / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: Art and Politics

    Beck Building

    The MFAH becomes a stop on the campaign trail! Join this 45-minute gallery talk to explore the way politics—in its many forms—relates to art.

  2. LECTURES
    The Forgotten Buffalo Bayou: A Civic and Civil Discussion about a Touchy Subject

    Law Building

    Please join a civic and civil discussion about issues that face the entire Houston community. Could Houston be the next New Orleans? Today Houston is a rising star in the world economy. But what would[…]

03 Oct
Wed / 2012

  1. 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.

  2. 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[…]

  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[…]

04 Oct
Thu / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk: The Age of Empire

    Law Building

    Through the lens of exploration and colonization, see how disparate parts of the MFAH collection are connected on this 45-minute gallery talk.

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Law Building

    On the first Thursday of every month, sketch works of art in the museum galleries during this free informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you[…]

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