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. Explore the monarchs and vibrant commercial markets that fed the rise of the[…]

  5. 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[…]

  6. 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.

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    The Good Life

    Beck Building

    What is the good life? The things we possess, the people we know, the foods we eat, the wines we taste, the loves we share, the art we collect? This tour touches on all these[…]

  8. 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.

  9. FILMS
    Small Change

    Law Building

    François Truffaut’s ode to childhood’s “state of grace,” this sentimental tale is a portrait of teachers, students, and their parents in a funny and wise re-creation of youth. “It ambles through the lives of these children,[…]

21 Sep
Sun / 2014

  1. 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[…]

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