16 May
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.

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Scavenger Hunt: Curatorial Choices” Spotlight Tour

    Beck Building

    Why do curators choose to place artwork in a certain way? How do they pick topics? How do wall colors, frame colors, and wall texts affect our experience of art? How might you do it[…]

  3. LECTURES
    Rembrandt’s Self-portraits and Their Secrets

    Law Building

    Presented by David Bomford, director of conservation. Rembrandt van Rijn’s self-portraits are famous in that they reflect one of the most sustained sequences of self-scrutiny in Western art. But below the surface of some of[…]

  4. FILMS
    The Ring

    Law Building

    A love triangle melodrama set in the world of boxing, The Ring was Alfred Hitchcock’s only original screenplay. Considered one of his finest silents, it is exhilaratingly bold filmmaking. The story follows boxer Bob Corby,[…]

17 May
Sat / 2014

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour “Design as Art”

    Beck Building

    What place do everyday objects have in art museums? On this one-hour tour, Museum members are invited to discover how items designed for function—such as rugs, vases, fabric, and furniture—become valued works of art collected by[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Installation Art

    Beck Building

    Unlike paintings, sculpture, and drawings—which visitors are asked not to touch—installation art invites visitors to step on, be inside of, or be surrounded by the art. Discover the diversity and variety of installation art, including[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Scavenger Hunt: Curatorial Choices

    Beck Building

    Why do curators choose to place artwork in a certain way? How do they pick topics? How do wall colors, frame colors, and wall texts affect our experience of art? How might you do it[…]

  4. EVENTS
    Family Art-Making Workshop for Members

    Beck Building

    Drop in for an afternoon of family fun! Materials and refreshments are provided. For members at the Family level and above. Show your membership card for admission. Not a member? Join today!

  5. FILMS
    The Manxman

    Law Building

    Set in a remote Isle of Man fishing community (but shot in Cornwall), Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate silent feature is one of the best and most mature works of his early career. The Manxman follows two[…]

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Travel to Asia—at the MFAH

    Beck Building

    Learn about the art and culture of India, Indonesia, Korea, China, and Japan as you travel the Asian galleries at the Museum on this 45-minute tour. Discover the many commonalities and differences of these neighboring[…]

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