21 Feb
Thu / 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. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk at Rienzi “Colonel John Fortnum and Family”

    Rienzi

    Leslie Scattone, assistant curator for the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, discusses a large group portrait: Colonel John Fortnum and Family by Tilly Kettle, one of the first significant British artists to establish a career in India. Kettle[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    MFAH Book Tours “An Artist’s Odyssey”

    Law Building

    After reading the MFAH Book Tours selection for winter 2013—An Artist’s Odyssey by Denise Green—join this tour for a look at and discussion about abstraction, totems, and texts in art from ancient to modern times.[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “Mies van der Rohe: A Modern Master”

    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[…]

  6. LECTURES
    Salon at Sunset “Drinking by the Book”

    Rienzi

    Rienzi opens its doors at sunset! Treat yourself to an engaging short lecture, an open house tour of the collection, and social time over wine and bites. “Drinking by the Book: Cocktails and Character Formation in 20th-Century American[…]

22 Feb
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 years old and their adult companions. The experience includes a storybook circle; creative shape and color play; the creation of a[…]

  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. EVENTS
    Patron-Plus Members: Drop-in Viewing of “Picasso Black and White”

    Beck Building

    Drop-in Viewing for Patron-Plus MFAH Members See the exhibition Picasso Black and White before it opens to the public. For Patron, Supporting, Sponsor, and Benefactor levels and Leadership Circle donors. Please present your photo ID for admission. Not an MFAH Member? Click[…]

  4. EVENTS
    Members Preview Party “Picasso Black and White”

    Beck Building

    MFAH Members Preview Party For all levels of membership Viewing of Picasso Black and White before the exhibition opens to the public. ♦ Music ♦ Cash bar Present photo ID for admission of the number of individuals[…]

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