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. FILMS
    Holy Motors

    Law Building

    Numerous U.S. film critics—including the Houston Film Critics Society—voted Holy Motors the best foreign film of 2012. Join the shadowy Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) on his rollicking, soulful journey by limousine through the streets of Paris[…]

  5. 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[…]

27 Apr
Sat / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Learning Through Art at the MFAH: Decoding Art Mysteries

    Law Building

    Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) connects the museum´s collections of world art into the classroom curriculum for art, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Through discussions in the museum galleries and hands-on[…]

  2. 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[…]

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