05 Feb
Tue / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Myths in Art from East & West”

    Beck Building

    The gods and heroes of both Western and Eastern cultures are known today not only because of rich storytelling traditions, but also depictions by artists working in two and three dimensions. Hear grand stories of[…]

  2. FILMS
    Anne Chao Presents “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”

    Law Building

    The audience is invited to a reception following the screening. Considered one of the most beautiful color films ever made, Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg—a masterpiece of music and romance and winner of the 1964[…]

06 Feb
Wed / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Myths in Art from East & West”

    Beck Building

    The gods and heroes of both Western and Eastern cultures are known today not only because of rich storytelling traditions, but also depictions by artists working in two and three dimensions. Hear grand stories of[…]

  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
    New Commons: Between Aesthetics & Engagement

    Law Building

    The lecture series brings together architects and scholars who redefine the capacity of architectural aesthetics in engaging with the world. Recent examples of architectural engagement frequently reduce the architect’s role to that of a problem[…]

07 Feb
Thu / 2013

  1. 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[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look "Greek & Roman Myths"

    Beck Building

    Artists through the ages have depicted—with great imagination and sensitivity—the gods, goddesses, and epic narratives of the ancient past. This tour unravels the myths by visiting works in the MFAH collections that are related directly[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck Building

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

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Exhibition Tour “The Abstract Impulse”

    Beck Building

    Influential Uruguayan artist, theorist, and teacher Joaquín Torres-García (1874–1949) proposed that human beings have an "abstract impulse"—a universal tendency to abstract from nature—and that beginning with the Renaissance, this primal tendency had been supplanted in art with[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Spanish Old Masters in the Modern Era

    Law Building

    This event is sold out. Standby tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the lecture at the Brown Auditorium Theater box office. Please note that[…]

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