11 Apr
Thu / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Medium Is the Message”

    Beck Building

    How important is an artist’s choice of materials? During this 45-minute Gallery Talk, discover works of art in which the medium shapes the meaning. ► Admission is free when you purchase lunch from that day's[…]

  2. FILMS
    Room 237

    Law Building

    In conjunction with the Room 237 premiere, The Shining screens at the MFAH on April 12 and 14. Click here for more information. Stanley Kubrick released The Shining in 1980, and more than 30 years later, viewers are still[…]

  3. 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[…]

  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. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursdays

    Beck Building

    Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour! General admission is free on Thursdays, so take advantage of the opportunity to discover your Museum at no cost. While you're here, grab a drink at the[…]

  6. LECTURES
    Something Old, Something New: The Wedding Dress as Fantasy, Memory, and Transformation

    Law Building

    The Rienzi Spring Lecture takes place in Brown Auditorium Theater on the MFAH main campus. Speaker: Hazel Clark, Parsons The New School for Design. Enjoy a discussion about the evolution of the wedding dress, presented in conjunction with the special[…]

  7. LECTURES
    Lecture: Vasif Kortun

    The Glassell Studio School

    Vasif Kortun is a writer, curator, and teacher in the field of contemporary visual art. Kortun (born 1958) lives and works in Istanbul and has curated numerous exhibitions in Turkey and internationally. He is the programs and research director of[…]

  8. FILMS
    Room 237

    Law Building

    In conjunction with the Room 237 premiere, The Shining screens at the MFAH on April 12 and 14. Click here for more information. Stanley Kubrick released The Shining in 1980, and more than 30 years later, viewers are still[…]

12 Apr
Fri / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Medium Is the Message”

    Beck Building

    How important is an artist’s choice of materials? During this 45-minute Gallery Talk, discover works of art in which the medium shapes the meaning. ► Admission is free when you purchase lunch from that day's[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Lecture “Picasso Black and White”

    Law Building

    Presented by Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Few artists have exerted as considerable an influence over subsequent generations as Pablo Picasso. Widely considered the most important artist of the 20th[…]

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