01 Feb
Sat / 2014

  1. 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[…]

  2. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Roads of Arabia”

    Beck Building

    This tour for MFAH Members explores the recently excavated objects in Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The unparalleled exhibition examines the impact of ancient trade routes that traversed the Arabian[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Artists’ Choices, Uncovered

    Beck Building

    Artists make choices about many aspects of their work: scale, medium, content, composition, materials, etc. On this 45-minute tour, explore the many expressions of choice made by artists in our collections and contemplate the relationship[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    19th-Century French Radicals

    Beck Building

    On this 45-minute tour, explore a selection of Impressionist paintings in the Museum's collection to discover the revolutionary ideas about art held by painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Degas.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. LECTURES
    A Passion for Renoir

    Law Building

    Presented by Helga Aurisch, curator of European art. Although Sterling Clark loved the work of many French Impressionists, his special passion was Pierre-Auguste Renoir, whom he considered one of the greatest painters of all time—on[…]

  8. FILMS
    A Touch of Sin

    Law Building

    Friday, January 31, 7 p.m. – Introduced by Jing Sharon Dolphin, president of the Rice Ethnographic Film Society, Rice University Saturday, February 1, 7 p.m. – Introduced by Aynne Kokas, PhD, Chao Center for Asian[…]

02 Feb
Sun / 2014

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Artists’ Choices, Uncovered

    Beck Building

    Artists make choices about many aspects of their work: scale, medium, content, composition, materials, etc. On this 45-minute tour, explore the many expressions of choice made by artists in our collections and contemplate the relationship[…]

  2. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Voilà! Sketching with Sunlight

    Beck Building

    In this special art-making activity inspired by The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, families are invited to sketch works of art in the European galleries and[…]

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