30 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[…]

31 Jan
Thu / 2013

  1. 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,[…]

  2. 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[…]

  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. LECTURES
    Kings and Artists in Golden Age Spain

    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[…]

01 Feb
Fri / 2013

  1. 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[…]

  2. FILMS
    The Birds

    Law Building

    Introduced by Houston Film Critics Society member Donna Copeland, Texas Art & Film Magazine After socialite Tippi Hedren visits lawyer Rod Taylor in a Northern California town, the community is filled with an onslaught of[…]

02 Feb
Sat / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Learning Through Art at the MFAH: Beyond the Canvas

    Law Building

    Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the museum´s collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Through discussions in the museum´s galleries and hands-on art[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour: Not Just a Pretty Face

    Beck Building

    The magnificent exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado presents the opportunity to explore portraits in the MFAH collections. These portraits, often idealized and sometimes stylized, represent a diverse range, from ancient to modern and from Spain’s[…]

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