27 Feb
Wed / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Myths in Art from East & West”

    Beck Building

    The gods and heroes of both Western and Eastern cultures are known today not only because of rich storytelling traditions, but also depictions by artists working in two and three dimensions. Hear grand stories of[…]

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

28 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
    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[…]

01 Mar
Fri / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Glassell Junior School Portfolio Competition: Submissions Accepted Today

    The Glassell Junior School

    Submissions for the Glassell Junior School's annual Portfolio Competition may be dropped off today only, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Winners are awarded scholarships for the 2013–14 school year. The Glassell Junior[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Inspired by the Past”

    Beck Building

    How have artists drawn inspiration from the past? During this 45-minute Gallery Talk, delve into visual and philosophical connections between earlier and later generations of artists. ► Admission is free when you purchase lunch from[…]

  3. LECTURES
    A Woman Clothed with the Sun: The Immaculate Conception in the Art of Spain

    Law Building

    Speaker: James Clifton, director, the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado. According to Catholic doctrine, Mary, the mother of Jesus, was from the moment[…]

  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
    Faat Kiné

    Law Building

    PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING WILL BE LIMITED. PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE AND ARRIVE EARLY! This hilarious and incisive comedy by Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène, the “father of African cinema,” is a critical observation and dissection[…]

02 Mar
Sat / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Learning Through Art at the MFAH—Go Global

    Law Building

    Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the museum's collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Through discussions in the museum galleries and hands-on[…]

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