06 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[…]

07 Mar
Thu / 2013

  1. 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[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck Building

    On the first Thursday of the month, sketch works of art in the galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you started. This family[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Forgotten in Time: Unknown Cultures of the Arabian Peninsula

    Law Building

    Speaker: Professor Ricardo Eichmann, German Archaeological Institute, Oriental Department, Berlin Deep in the heartland of Arabia, remarkable urban centers developed and flourished at the same time as ancient Egypt and Babylonia. Though Arabia was long considered[…]

08 Mar
Fri / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Azalea Trail

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Rienzi

    Enjoy the beautiful gardens of the two MFAH house museums—Bayou Bend and Rienzi—as part of Houston’s annual Azalea Trail. Please note: Both houses are open only to Azalea Trail ticket holders during this three-day weekend.  Tickets[…]

  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
    Master, Model, Icon: The Artistic Legacy of Francisco de Goya

    Law Building

    Speaker: Deborah L. Roldán, assistant director of exhibitions, MFAH. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado. The genius of Francisco de Goya (1746–1828) was acknowledged in his own lifetime.[…]

  4. FILMS
    Sex, Okra and Salted Butter

    Law Building

    An extramarital affair leads to Hortense’s separation from her very traditional African husband, who is in for a ride as he learns about her love affair, his eldest son’s secret love life, and the responsibilities[…]

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