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[…]

  2. 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.[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Tour “The Hare with Amber Eyes”

    Law Building

    If you have read The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal, you are invited to participate in a guided tour featuring works in the MFAH collections and exhibitions exploring themes including family and place; persecution and[…]

  4. 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.

  5. 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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