23 Jan
Wed / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Spain and the New World”

    Law Building

    The "discovery" and conquest of the Americas by Christopher Columbus, Hernán Cortés, and later explorers provided great wealth for Spain and other European nations who plundered natural resources including precious metals. But the indigenous peoples[…]

  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[…]

24 Jan
Thu / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Book Tours “In Country” MFAH Collections

    Law Building

    After reading the MFAH Book Tours selection for fall 2012—In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason—join this tour for a cross-cultural look at works of art in the MFAH collections that relate to war and other prominent themes in the novel. Copies[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Images of Power, Prestige, and Propaganda”

    Beck Building

    A portrait is meant to capture the physical presence and appearance of its subject. Yet at the same time, innumerable choices are made by the sitter and the artist to enhance authority, to inspire supporters,[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    War in Art

    Law Building

    War seems to be an inevitable state of being for humanity.  In the nearly four millennia of recorded history there have been few in which a war was not waged somewhere on earth. While the[…]

  4. FILMS
    Das Boot

    Law Building

    On a claustrophobic German submarine during World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic, soldiers suffer from boredom, filth, and sheer terror as they attempt to accomplish impossible missions for a government whose ideology they struggle[…]

25 Jan
Fri / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Little Art Adventures

    MFAH Visitors Center

    Little Art Adventures is a 30-minute program designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old and their adult companions. The experience includes a storybook circle; creative shape and color play; the creation of a[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Highlights of Ancient Art”

    Beck Building

    Journey through the ancient cultures surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, Egypt, and the Middle East on this guided tour that highlights key works in the MFAH antiquities collection. 

26 Jan
Sat / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Half-Price Entry Today Only!

    Law Building

    In celebration of Museum Experience Day, you're invited to enjoy half-price tickets to the groundbreaking exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. For only $9 for adults and $7.50 for senior adults (65+),[…]

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