19 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 “Guernica: Picasso and the Politics of Modern Art”

    Law Building

    Speaker: Sandra Zalman, assistant professor of art history, University of Houston Made over the course of a few months in 1937, Picasso's Guernica has become one of the most enduring political statements in the history[…]

  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. FILMS
    Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

    Law Building

    Friday, April 19 (prior to the 7 p.m. screening) Enjoy a conversation exploring the 50-year reign of the “Empress of Fashion.” Gary Tinterow, MFAH director, talks with special guests Peter Speliopoulos, vice president for design at[…]

  5. FILMS
    Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

    Law Building

    Friday, April 19 (prior to the 7 p.m. screening) Enjoy a conversation exploring the 50-year reign of the “Empress of Fashion.” Gary Tinterow, MFAH director, talks with special guests Peter Speliopoulos, vice president for design at[…]

20 Apr
Sat / 2013

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour “More Mies: The Caroline Wiess Law Building”

    Beck Building

    Renowned Modernist architect Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) was commissioned to expand the MFAH—twice! On this tour, MFAH Members become architectural sleuths. Begin in the original 1924 building, and move into newer sections, uncovering the meaning and[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH: Impressionism

    Beck Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of Impressionist art in the MFAH’s collection throughout this 45-minute gallery talk.

  3. 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[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Spotlight on Modern and Contemporary Art

    Beck Building

    Motifs, meanings, and media are diverse in Modern and Contemporary American art. Enjoy a variety of painting, sculpture, photography, as well as decorative arts and design during this 45-minute gallery talk.

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The al-Sabah Collection

    Law Building

    More than 60 masterworks from one of the greatest collections of Islamic art in the world are on view in the exhibition Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Learn about Mughal jewelry,[…]

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