12 Apr
Sat / 2014

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Exploring Sunlight and Shadow in Paint”

    Beck Building

    Since the Renaissance, artists have sought to capture the play of light and shadow in paint. In the early 20th century, American master John Singer Sargent explored the substance of light itself in his dazzling watercolors.[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    MFAH Architecture

    Beck Building

    Walk through the Museum galleries with an eye to architecture. During this 45-minute tour, explore the 75-year legacy of brilliant and functional designs by architects William Ward Watkin, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Isamu Noguchi, and[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Braque: From Fauvist to Cubist

    Law Building

    Georges Braque is known for co-pioneering Cubism with Pablo Picasso. On this 45-minute tour, explore Georges Braque: A Retrospective, an exhibition of more than 70 paintings and collages by this influential and innovative 20th-century artist.[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Art + Studio Adult Workshop “Inspired by Sargent”

    Cullen Sculpture Garden, Beck Building

    American artist John Singer Sargent lived most of his life in Europe. During his travels around Europe, the Middle East, and even America, he captured many scenes and subjects, themes and textures, with quick pencil[…]

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Our Secret Garden

    Law Building

    Join this leisurely, 45-minute stroll through the Museum’s Cullen Sculpture Garden, which showcases 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century masterworks by artists including Louise Bourgeois; Henri Matisse; Auguste Rodin; and Joseph Havel, director of the Glassell School of Art and[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Unique Highlights

    Beck Building

    Join up with this 45-minute tour for an insider's look at works of art that are unique to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

  7. LECTURES
    Braque among the Wild Beasts

    Law Building

    Presented by Helga Aurisch, curator of European art. Together with Henri Matisse, André Derain, Albert Marquet, and Maurice de Vlaminck, Georges Braque was one of the “Wild Beasts” who lit up the Paris art scene[…]

  8. FILMS
    Thou Gild'st the Even

    Law Building

    Last year's Houston Turkish Film Festival featured Onur Ünlü’s droll The Extremely Sad Tale of Celal Tan and His Family. Ünlü continues to win acclaim as one of Turkey’s most innovative directors. His new film,[…]

  9. FILMS
    Yozgat Blues

    Law Building

    Subtle humor and a strong ensemble cast highlight this bittersweet tale of a middle-aged nightclub singer and his protégé who relocate from Istanbul to a small regional city, seeking better opportunities.Yavuz and Nese end up[…]

13 Apr
Sun / 2014

  1. LECTURES
    Symposium “Rethinking Art History: Writing/Making Modern and Contemporary Asian Art and Architecture Histories”

    Beck Building

    This symposium, produced by the Museum in collaboration with Rice University, is the first academic symposium to focus on writing critical narratives on modern Asian art and architecture histories and practices, as well as on[…]

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