05 Sep
Thu / 2013

  1. 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[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    First Thursday Sketching

    Beck Building, Law Building

    On the first Thursday of select months, sketch works of art in the galleries during this free, informal program. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you started.[…]

  3. 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[…]

06 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
    A Thing of Beauty Is a Joy Forever

    Law Building

    Presented by Frances Marzio, curator of the Glassell Collections; Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; and Antiquities Isabel Brown Wilson believed that ancient art affirmed an innate need for people to have beauty in[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Opening Reception “From Here to Afternoon”

    The Glassell Studio School

    Celebrate the opening of From Here to Afternoon, an exhibition featuring the work of seven contemporary artists and curated by critical studies fellow Patrik Haggren and artist Mikhail Lylov. Admission is free. The exhibition is[…]

  4. FILMS
    Houston

    Law Building

    The Friday screening features an appearance by director Bastian Günther. The audience is invited to a reception in the Museum galleries following the film.  Corporate headhunter Clemens Trunschka (Ulrich Tukur from The Lives of Others and The[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art Crowd Event “The Light Inside”

    Law Building

    Art Crowd is getting together to step inside what CultureMap calls "a mind-altering museum experience." Come to the MFAH to see the remarkable exhibition James Turrell: The Light Inside and explore seven light environments that test your[…]

07 Sep
Sat / 2013

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Learning Through Art at the MFAH “ARTiculation: Art Speaks to All Subjects”

    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. 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[…]

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