19 Sep
Thu / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rienzi Gallery Talk “Charles IV Proclamation Platter”

    Rienzi

    On the third Thursday of each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in the Rienzi Collection. Gallery Talks are given by Museum curators, conservators, educators, and librarians. Speaker: Caroline Cole, curatorial assistant, Rienzi[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Pattern and Design through the History of Art”

    Beck Building

    From ancient caves to contemporary art, patterns and designs have always been a part of artistic expression. On this 45-minute tour, visit works of art in the galleries that stretch across time and continents, and[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Posada: artista y activista / Posada: Artist and Activist

    Law Building

    Esta gira se presenta en español. / This tour is presented in Spanish. Embárquese en una exploración de la obra y la influencia de José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913), considerado como el padre del grabado mexicano.[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Self, Model, and Self as Other

    Beck Building

    Explore photographs that reveal different innovative approaches to the genre of the self-portrait. Join this tour to see work by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Robert Mapplethorpe, who are showcased in Self, Model, and[…]

20 Sep
Fri / 2013

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Self, Model, and Self as Other”

    Beck Building

    Explore photographs that reveal different innovative approaches to the genre of the self-portrait. Join this tour to see work by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Robert Mapplethorpe, who are showcased in Self, Model, and[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Delhi to Paris: The Visual World of the Ottoman Empire

    Law Building

    Presented by Shirine Hamadeh, PhD, associate professor, department of art history, Rice University The forms and influence of Ottoman architecture radiated far beyond the Ottoman imperial capital of Istanbul—as far east as Delhi, India, and[…]

  3. FILMS
    La Camioneta

    Law Building

    Every day, dozens of yellow American school buses leave the United States on a southward migration to Guatemala, where they are resurrected as the brightly colored camionetas that take Guatemalans to work each day. Since[…]

21 Sep
Sat / 2013

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour: Important Women in MFAH History

    Beck Building

    The MFAH has a long history of dedicated and generous female patrons. On this tour, learn about these women, their private collections, and their relationship with the Museum—as you sample some of the amazing artworks[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Portraits from the MFAH Collections

    Beck Building

    Artists portray their subjects in many ways, sometimes realistically, but often taking artistic liberties. On this 45-minute tour, learn more about the artist’s choices and intentions for some portraits in the galleries.

  3. EVENTS
    Family Art-Making Activity for MFAH Members

    Beck Building

    For MFAH Members at the Family level and above. Please present your membership card. For more information, call 713.353.1599. In the studio, investigate the artistic technique known as Pointillism, devised by French artist Georges Seurat (1859–1891). Create your[…]

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