18 Oct
Fri / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Student Open House: Museum Research Resources

    Law Building

    In this open house for graduate and PhD students, explore how the Museum's resources can help with your research this semester. Tour the spaces, including the Hirsch Library and Works on Paper Study Center. Browse[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World”

    Beck Building

    On this 45-minute tour of American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World, see the exhibition which charts the rise and spectacular success of contemporary history painting in the 18th century through the lives[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Klimt – Schiele – Moser

    Law Building

    Presented by Helga Aurisch, curator of European art, MFAH Explore the interaction of these three radically different artistic temperaments, united under the mantle of the Viennese Secession, as they forged a thoroughly modern, uniquely Viennese,[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. FILMS
    Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    Law Building

    Introduced by professor Alessandro Carrera, director of Italian Studies, University of Houston The screening is followed by a panel discussion about the seizure of the print of "Salò" from Houston's River Oaks Theatre in 1982. Participants[…]

19 Oct
Sat / 2013

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Friends and Foes: West and Copley in London”

    Beck Building

    In conjunction with the exhibition American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World, this tour focuses on the relationship between Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley, 18th-century American artists who left the colonies to[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Aesthetic Attention in Designing Everyday Objects

    Law Building

    Form meets function: On this 45-minute tour, explore how everyday utilitarian objects in the MFAH collections—from various parts of the world and across time periods—provided rich and interesting design and decoration to the households where[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907

    Beck Building

    Instrumental in the modern-design revolution that swept Vienna at the turn of the 20th century, Koloman Moser (1868–1918) worked across varied types of media, in both two and three dimensions. Join this 45-minute tour of[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Hands-on Workshop “Posada & Printmaking”

    The Glassell Studio School, Law Building

    José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) is considered the father of Mexican printmaking. He produced prints depicting current events, often satirizing the misdeeds of prominent political and religious leaders. Following his death, his calaveras (Spanish for “skulls”)—farcical[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Important Women in MFAH History

    Beck Building

    The MFAH has a long history of dedicated and generous female patrons. On this 45-minute tour, learn about these women, their private collections, and their relationships with the Museum—as you enjoy some of the amazing[…]

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