15 Feb
Fri / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    The Law Building Is Closed Today Only / The Beck Building & All Other MFAH Locations Are Open

    Law Building

    In preparation for a private event, the Law Building is closed today, reopening Saturday. All other museum locations are open as usual: Visit the Beck Building, Cullen Sculpture Garden, Bayou Bend, and Rienzi.

  2. 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[…]

  3. FILMS
    Pillow Talk

    Law Building

    NEW SCREENING ADDED FEBRUARY 17 AT 1 P.M. Introduced by Sally Hill, Conroe Courier In this stylish comedy, interior designer Doris Day and ad man Rock Hudson are neighbors who despise each other, but are forced[…]

16 Feb
Sat / 2013

  1. 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[…]

  2. FILMS
    2012 Academy Award-Nominated Short Films (Documentary)

    Law Building

    Get a jump on your Oscar pool with this opportunity to see the films nominated in the Documentary Short category, in advance of the Academy Awards ceremony on February 24. The nominees are: Inocente Sean[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    High Art, Low Art: Spotlight on the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation

    Beck Building

    From the Renaissance until the dawn of Modernism, the idea of a hierarchy of subject matter dominated European art. Paintings of histories—biblical, mythological, and literary stories—and portraits were considered the most important subjects, whereas still[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Exhibition Tour “The Abstract Impulse”

    Beck Building

    Influential Uruguayan artist, theorist, and teacher Joaquín Torres-García (1874–1949) proposed that human beings have an "abstract impulse"—a universal tendency to abstract from nature—and that beginning with the Renaissance, this primal tendency had been supplanted in art with[…]

  6. FILMS
    Dracula

    Law Building

    Introduced by Houston Film Critics Society President Josh Starnes, Comingsoon.net Vampire Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) settles in a London castle and begins to prey on virtuous women. The film launched a series of iconic horror films[…]

  7. FILMS
    Frankenstein

    Law Building

    Introduced by Houston Film Critics Society President Josh Starnes, Comingsoon.net Following the surprise success of Dracula, Universal produced Frankenstein—solidifying the studio’s commitment to the horror genre.  James Whale managed to crystallize the novel’s essential themes and[…]

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