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[…]

  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[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Pattern and Design through the History of Art

    Law 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[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Favorite Highlights

    Law Building

    Visit some of the best-known and best-loved works in the MFAH collections on this 45-minute tour.

  7. 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[…]

  8. FILMS
    A Fierce Green Fire

    Law Building

    Sunday, September 22, 5 p.m. / Skype interview with director Mark Kitchell follows screening A Fierce Green Fire is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement—grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years from conservation to climate change. Directed[…]

22 Sep
Sun / 2013

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone & Studio

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Every Sunday, it's ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. This month, look for signs in the main lobbies directing you to activities related to the exhibition Gifts from the Past: The Isabel Brown Wilson Collection. In the[…]

  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.

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