19 Sep
Fri / 2014

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Book Sale: Expand Your Stacks

    MFA Shop

    In an unprecedented sale at The MFAH Shop, selected books in all categories range from 30% to 50% off. Although many marked-down books are centrally displayed, be sure to browse the shelves for even more[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Heroes and Heroines

    Beck Building

    What is a hero? This 45-minute tour interprets cross-cultural perspectives on legendary figures, national heroes, and men and women who are admired for their personal qualities and achievements.

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour “Technically Speaking”

    Beck Building

    This 20-minute Art Bite tour focuses on art-making techniques. Some methods have been used to depict that which is tangible, while others allow artists to express abstract concepts and universal themes. Art Bite tours are[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Rienzi’s 15th Anniversary Symposium: Keynote Lecture “The Big World of Comfort”

    Law Building

    Presented by author and cultural historian Joan DeJean. Key inventions in domains that encompassed plumbing as well as furniture were made in late 17th-century Paris. They ranged from novel kinds of seat furniture—the sofa in[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Rienzi’s 15th Anniversary Symposium: Reception

    Rienzi

    Celebrate Rienzi's 15th anniversary as a house museum! Enjoy a light reception, meet symposium speakers, and take an open house tour of Rienzi's collection and fall exhibition, titled Comfort. Admission is $25 for adults; $20 for[…]

  6. FILMS
    Queen Margot

    Law Building

    Based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas and the memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Queen Margot takes place in the late 16th century during a religious war between the ruling Catholics and the Protestant Huguenots.[…]

20 Sep
Sat / 2014

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Book Sale: Expand Your Stacks

    MFA Shop

    In an unprecedented sale at The MFAH Shop, selected books in all categories range from 30% to 50% off. Although many marked-down books are centrally displayed, be sure to browse the shelves for even more[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Rienzi’s 15th Anniversary Symposium “Creatures of Comfort: 1650–1950”

    Law Building

    Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts, celebrates its 15th anniversary as a public collection with a symposium featuring international emerging scholars. “Creatures of Comfort: 1650–1850” examines the period from 1650 to 1950[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Members Tour “Isms and Schisms”

    Beck Building

    This one-hour members tour explores 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. Space is limited, and spots[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Rivals, Spies, and the Quest for White Gold: Rienzi’s Porcelain Masterpieces

    Rienzi

    Discover Rienzi’s porcelain splendors! This docent-led tour introduces you to the inspiring development of “white gold” in Europe during the 18th century. 

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