24 Apr
Wed / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Mirrors and Models”

    Beck Building

    What is the relationship between artists and models? Explore the connection in self-portraits and portraits of others—often family and friends—from different vantage points and in a variety of settings. ► Admission is free when you[…]

  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
    Design Fair Lecture “Eric Cohler Design, NYC: A Collector on Collecting”

    Law Building

    Please note: 1stdibs founder Michael Bruno—originally scheduled to present this lecture—is unable to be in Houston on April 24. Speaking in his place is designer, historian, and writer Eric Cohler, of Eric Cohler Design in[…]

25 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. 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[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Picasso’s Roots: Wines of Spain

    Beck Building

    This event is sold out! Be sure to check out the May 2 wine tasting. Don't miss this pair of wine seminars that complement the Picasso Black and White exhibition! Nationally recognized wine educator James[…]

26 Apr
Fri / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Little Art Adventures

    MFAH Visitors Center

    Little Art Adventures is a 30-minute program designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old and their adult companions. The experience includes a storybook circle; creative shape and color play; the creation of a[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Ghettoscapes

    Law Building

    Speaker: Dana E. Katz Joshua C. Taylor associate professor of art history and humanities, Reed College, Portland, Oregon Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Lost Treasure of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice In 1581, Francesco Sansovino wrote in[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art Crowd Spring Event

    Rienzi

    Dust off your bow tie and dancing shoes and head over to Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, located in River Oaks. Art Crowd's spring event is inspired by Rienzi's exhibition The Wedding Dress. Find[…]

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