06 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. 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 started. This[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. 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.

07 Sep
Fri / 2012

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight Gallery Talk “Head of Poseidon”

    Beck Building

    Explore the MFAH collections one masterpiece at a time! Every Friday, join these 20-minute gallery talks and work your way around the world and through time. This week's featured highlight is the spectacular Greek sculpture ​Head[…]

  2. LECTURES
    The Ideal City: Florence in Perspective

    Law Building

    Speaker: John T. Spike, assistant director and chief curator of collections, the Muscarelle Museum of Art, the College of William & Mary, Virginia. A reception and tour follow the lecture. Presented in conjunction with the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation[…]

  3. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Opening Reception “There is no archive in which nothing gets lost”

    The Glassell Studio School

    The videos in the exhibition There is no archive in which nothing gets lost examine notions of “place” as explored through depictions of architecture, geographic locations, and memory. Join the curator, Core Critical Studies fellow[…]

  4. FILMS
    The Grim Reaper

    Law Building

    Introductory remarks by Professor Alessandro Carrera, University of Houston Based on a story by Pier Paolo Pasolini—for whom Bertolucci had worked as assistant director—The Grim Reaper announced Bertolucci as a unique visual talent. The murder[…]

  5. FILMS
    Before the Revolution

    Law Building

    “Bertolucci’s paean to unhinged passion references Stendhal, Godard, Rossellini, Chekhov, and others as it follows a young bourgeois reinventing himself as a progressive Marxist—and embarking on an affair with his aunt.”—Pacific Film Archive “A richly[…]

08 Sep
Sat / 2012

  1. 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[…]

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