13 Jun
Thu / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Bayou Bend Detective Days

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Calling all summer sleuths! Go on a summer scavenger hunt through the gardens at Bayou Bend.   Self-guided outdoor detective adventures feature educational themes ranging from plants and trees to sculpture and architecture. Every Bayou[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    MFAH Summer Art Detectives: Gallery Investigations + Sketching + Show

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Bring your most excellent detective skills to the Museum and investigate new works of art every Thursday at the Summer Art Detectives program.  Gallery Investigations Visit the Gallery Cart to investigate works of art from around[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Painters vs. Cameras?”

    Beck Building

    The invention of photography in 1839 revolutionized art, and painters had to respond! A camera and a painter can document reality or manipulate images. But how did cameras influence painters, and how did painters affect[…]

  4. 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[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Contemporary Art at the MFAH

    Beck Building

    Contemporary artists often strive to communicate thought-provoking ideas by means of alternative media and forms. Join this guided Gallery Talk to explore a variety of artworks made since 1960, and their meanings.

  6. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “A Tango Journey”

    Law Building

    Presented by Oscar Lopez-Gamundi, Baires Tango, and friends Tango. The word evokes elegance and romance, style and grace. With origins in the working-class port neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Montevideo, Uruguay—and inspired by European[…]

14 Jun
Fri / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Bayou Bend Detective Days

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

    Calling all summer sleuths! Go on a summer scavenger hunt through the gardens at Bayou Bend.   Self-guided outdoor detective adventures feature educational themes ranging from plants and trees to sculpture and architecture. Every Bayou[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “The Artist’s Eye: Portraits”

    Beck Building

    How do artists portray others in art? Sometimes realistically, but often by taking artistic liberties. Join this 45-minute guided tour to learn more about select portraits and the artists’ intentions behind them. ► Admission is[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Sarah Campbell Blaffer and the MFAH

    Law Building

    Speaker: James Clifton, director of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and MFAH curator, Renaissance and Baroque painting Born in Waxahachie and raised in Lampasas, daughter of a founder of Texaco and married to a founder[…]

  4. FILMS
    Mickey One

    Law Building

    Introduced by guest curator Peter Lucas An often-overlooked gem from director Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde), Mickey One is an unusual, stylish, existential thriller starring Warren Beatty as a young Detroit nightclub comic who believes[…]

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