05 Jan
Sat / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    “Visions of Fancy” Exhibition Tour

    Rienzi

    Discover the works of George Romney, one of the leading artists of late-18th-century England, on a docent-led exhibition tour of Visions of Fancy: George Romney, 18th-Century Paintings and Drawings. Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European[…]

  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. EVENTS
    Members Tour: Caravaggio’s Legacy SOLD OUT

    Beck Building

    SOLD OUT Few artists—past or present—leave behind a legacy as profound as Italian Baroque master painter Caravaggio. The museum houses works by his intimate followers, known as Caravaggisti, as well as by later generations of[…]

  4. 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,[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Exhibition Tour “Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit”

    Beck Building

    American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner was one of the most distinguished painters of Christian themes at the turn of the 20th century. The son of a former slave, Tanner trained in Philadelphia with the great[…]

  6. 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[…]

  7. FILMS
    Houston Film Critics Society Awards: Best of 2012

    Law Building

    A reception in the museum galleries follows the ceremony. The Houston Film Critics Society comprises print, broadcast, and Internet film critics. As award season heats up nationally, members of the HFCS present their own awards for[…]

  8. FILMS
    Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

    Law Building

    The meticulously composed, large-scale images of photographer Gregory Crewdson are stunning, psychological narratives of small-town American life. Shot over a decade, this documentary follows the artist during the elaborate process of staging his shoots using[…]

06 Jan
Sun / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    “Visions of Fancy” Exhibition Tour

    Rienzi

    Discover the works of George Romney, one of the leading artists of late-18th-century England, on a docent-led exhibition tour of Visions of Fancy: George Romney, 18th-Century Paintings and Drawings. Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art Improv

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Art Improv is held on select first Sundays throughout the year. Families choose a work of art anywhere in the museum and make friends with it—spend time sketching it, writing about it, and talking about it together.[…]

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