28 Jun
Fri / 2013

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Learning Through Art at the MFAH: Beyond the Canvas and into the Classroom

    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 art[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. FILMS
    The Connection

    Law Building

    Friday's screening is preceded by a conversation with Amy Heller, cofounder of Milestone Films; and Garth Jowett, jazz buff and professor at University of Houston Both the Friday and Sunday screenings are preceded by Shirley[…]

29 Jun
Sat / 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. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Light/Dark”

    Beck Building

    Join this tour for an illuminating look at the question, "How have artists through the centuries worked with light and dark?" Artist James Turrell, for example, is noted for designing spaces that explore viewers' perceptions of light[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Artist’s Eye: Portraits

    Beck Building

    How do artists portray others in art? Sometimes realistically, but often by taking artistic liberties. Learn more about the artists’ intentions for select portraits during this 45 minute tour.

  4. 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[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Three Contemporaries

    Law Building

    Among notable masterworks by contemporary artists on view at the MFAH are Subodh Gupta's Untitled (above), Cai Guo-Qiang's Odyssey, and James Turrell's The Light Inside. What qualities do these three artists share, and how do they differ? Join this[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the MFAH

    Law Building

    Explore some of the best-known and best-loved works of art in the MFAH collections.

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