08 Feb
Fri / 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. FILMS
    Magnificent Obsession

    Law Building

    A reckless playboy (Rock Hudson) is responsible for a revered doctor’s death and falls in love with the widow (Jane Wyman). When his careless ways cause further tragedy, he devotes himself to charity in an[…]

09 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. 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.[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. 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[…]

  7. FILMS
    Do the Right Thing

    Law Building

    Introduced by Houston Film Critics Society member Joe Leydon, Variety Writer-director-actor Spike Lee’s third feature, a frequently hilarious but hard-hitting drama, charts mounting racial tensions on the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood[…]

10 Feb
Sun / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone & Studio “Knock, Knock, Said the Lizard: Exploring a Bamana Door in the Arts of Africa Gallery”

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Every Sunday, it's ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. This Sunday, look for signs in the main lobbies directing you to activities in the Arts of Africa gallery. In the Family Zone, spend time with the friendly family educators: sit[…]

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