24 Oct
Thu / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Favorite Highlights”

    Law Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works in the MFAH collections on this 45-minute tour.

  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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Faculty Open House: Museum Libraries

    Law Building

    Join us for an evening at the Hirsch Library to explore the Museum's resources! • Meet colleagues from area colleges & universities over wine & refreshments • Connect with museum professional staff, including librarians, curators[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Rienzi Fall Lecture “Rienzi Begins: Architect John F. Staub and the Mastersons”

    Law Building

    Speakers • Stephen Fox, architecture historian; author of The Country Houses of John F. Staub; coauthor of Rienzi: European Decorative Arts and Paintings • Katherine Howe, director of Rienzi; coauthor of Rienzi: European Decorative Arts and Paintings[…]

25 Oct
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 and their adult companions. The experience includes a storybook circle, creative shape and color play, the creation of a simple art project,[…]

  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
    Koloman Moser and Vienna’s Fin-de-siècle Architecture

    Law Building

    Presented by Dietmar Froehlich, associate professor, University of Houston, and Celeste Williams, AIA At the turn of the 20th century, Vienna was the cultural epicenter of Central Europe. As capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Punch Party

    Rienzi

    Each fall, Rienzi hosts a jolly celebration. Travel through time to the mid-1700s to explore historic English punch, a blend of spirits, citrus, sugar, and spices. Sample original 18th-century cocktails as well as modern punches[…]

  5. FILMS
    Short Films 1

    Law Building

    THE EARTH AS SEEN FROM THE MOON / LA TERRA VISTA DALLA LUNA (1966, 30 min.)  Follow a father and son duo who must find a replacement for their wife/mother figure. Pasolini continues to stretch[…]

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