15 Jan
Thu / 2015

  1. LECTURES
    2015 Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar

    Law Building

    Presented by Cabell Cox, founder, The Grow Co., Charlottesville, Virginia Cabell Cox, a LEED-accredited professional, has worked on landscape architecture, fine gardening, and land management projects throughout Virginia. He and his company offer environmental stewardship[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Fangs, Feathers, and Fins

    Beck Building

    In the ancient Americas, the image of the jaguar, harpy eagle, howler monkey, and other beings were used to bestow supernatural powers, to protect, and for worship. During this 45-minute tour of the exhibition Fangs,[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Impressionists’ Wet Paint”

    Beck Building

    The Impressionists often used the technique of wet-on-wet, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previous layers of wet paint without waiting for the previous application to dry. On this 45-minute tour, look[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Happy Hour Thursdays

    Beck Building

    Bring your friends to a museum-style happy hour on Thursday, when general admission is free and the MFAH is open late! Enjoy drinks at the cash bar, beats by a local DJ, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  5. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour “Wild Beasts”

    Beck Building

    In 1905, artists Henri Matisse, André Derain, and others were labeled “Wild Beasts” (in French, Les Fauves) for a style that challenged the academic norms with its bright, non-naturalistic colors and simplified forms. Parisians were[…]

  6. LECTURES
    Artful Thursday “Still, Rothko, Newman, and the Triumph of American Painting”

    Law Building

    Presented by Dean Sobel, director, Clyfford Still Museum During the late 1940s and early 1950s, artists Clyfford Still, Mark Rothko, and Barnett Newman were a closely-knit trio of like-minded individuals. They showed at the same[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite Tour “Spirit of America”

    Beck Building

    How can we define the ever-evolving character of America? On this 20-minute tour, compare two works of art which reveal different facets of the spirit of America. Art Bite tours are a series of 20-minute[…]

16 Jan
Fri / 2015

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look Art Bite Tour “Wild Beasts”

    Beck Building

    In 1905, the artists Henri Matisse, André Derain, and others were labeled “Wild Beasts” (in French, Les Fauves) for a style that challenged the academic norms with its bright, non-naturalistic colors, and simplified forms. Parisians[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Inside the MFAH Friday Afternoon Lecture “Auguste Rodin: Father of Modern Sculpture”

    Law Building

    Presented by Anna Tahinci, professor and head of art history, Glassell School of Art In fall 2014, two sculptures by Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) quietly joined the menagerie of sculptures in the Lillie and Hugh Roy[…]

  3. FILMS
    Stop Making Sense

    Law Building

    Stop Making Sense showcases David Byrne and the Talking Heads at the band's peak. Infectious renditions of "Take Me to the River," "Burning Down the House," and "Life during Wartime," along with surprise appearances by guest musicians, have[…]

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