16 Oct
Thu / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Isms and Schisms

    Beck Building

    Join this 45-minute gallery tour to explore distinct works in the MFAH collection of Modern and Contemporary art with reference to some of the theories and manifestos that connected—or divided—artists and movements.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Family Pictures”

    Beck Building

    From marriage to parenthood and sibling rivalries to collective mourning, family is a universal experience. Join this 45-minute tour for a look at works that portray families.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Gallery Talk at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    Speaker: Misty Flores, curatorial assistant, Rienzi Learn about a Chinese export Freemason ceramic punch bowl that is part of the Rienzi Collection. This talk places the artwork in the larger context of ritual and ceremonial practices, as well[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Paisajes Urbanos y Campestres

    Beck Building

    Esta charla se presenta en español. / This tour is presented in Spanish. Toma este tour y vive el bullicio en las calles de la ciudad o quizás la quietud junto a una laguna. Todo[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursdays

    Beck Building

    Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour on Thursday, when general admission is free and the MFAH is open late! Enjoy drinks at the cash bar, beats by a local DJ, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour “Isms and Schisms”

    Beck Building

    Join this 20-minute Art Bite tour to explore distinct works in the MFAH collection of Modern and Contemporary art with reference to some of the theories and manifestos that connected—or divided—artists and movements. Art Bite[…]

  7. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “Ravel and Debussy on the Seine”

    Law Building

    Musicians from the Houston Symphony perform in conjunction with "Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River," featuring commentary by Helga Aurisch, curator of European art and co-curator of the exhibition No subject held greater fascination for[…]

  8. LECTURES
    Amelia Jones “Wild Maid, Wild Soul, A Wild Wild Weed: Niki de Saint Phalle’s Fierce Femininities, c. 1960–66”

    The Glassell Studio School

    How do we think about links between an artist’s biography (or, more specifically, who the artist says she is) and her work? Between an artist’s work and her audience? These are key questions in understanding[…]

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour “The Provocative in Art”

    Beck Building

    Artists have often tested the limits and caused controversy. During this 20-minute tour, view and discuss works of art that have challenged social norms, political ideologies, or established artistic conventions. Art Bite tours are a[…]

17 Oct
Fri / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Favorite Highlights

    Beck Building

    This 45-minute tour features some of the best-known and best-loved works in the MFAH collections. Each tour is a unique experience as the docent selects different works of art for each gallery talk.

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