20 Mar
Wed / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Jacques Callot: Baroque Brilliance”

    Beck Building

    Jacques Callot was one of the most accomplished and inventive printmakers of the 17th century. Immerse yourself in Callot’s two worlds—court life and street life—as you learn more about a few etchings in the exhibition[…]

  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[…]

  3. LECTURES
    HADA Lecture “Ireland on a World Stage, 1690–1840”

    Law Building

    Speaker: Christopher Monkhouse, the Art Institute of Chicago. Made possible through proceeds from the Houston Antiques Dealers Association 2013 Spring Antigues Show and Sale, March 22–24. Opening in 2014 at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ireland[…]

21 Mar
Thu / 2013

  1. 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[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk at Rienzi: Book Design in the 20th Century

    Rienzi

    Jon Evans, director of the MFAH Hirsch Library, addresses several 20th-century books in the Rienzi Library that comprise unusual or unique designs, each a clear reflection of its time. Books featured include examples from Art Deco,[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. LECTURES
    HADA Lecture “Ireland on a World Stage, 1690–1840”

    Law Building

    Speaker: Christopher Monkhouse, the Art Institute of Chicago. Made possible through proceeds from the Houston Antiques Dealers Association 2013 Spring Antigues Show and Sale, March 22–24. Opening in 2014 at the Art Institute of Chicago, Ireland[…]

  5. 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.[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    A Break from Tradition: West Coast Ceramics

    Law Building

    Between 1956 and 1986, a fundamental shift occurred in American ceramics, mainly in California and Washington. On this Gallery Talk, survey works from the MFAH collection to see how artists broke with tradition, invented new[…]

  7. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    College Night

    Beck Building

    Have a student ID? Swing by on this special night just for college students, with free admission to the Museum and discounted, $9 tickets to the blockbuster exhibition Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Cars and Motorcycles,[…]

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