28 Jan
Wed / 2015

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look “Shocking! Awesome!”

    Beck Building

    Emotional responses to art are not uncommon, and some works of art are even intended to provoke shock or awe. On this 45-minute docent-led tour, experience artworks that conjured powerful emotions when they were created;[…]

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Sketching in the Galleries at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    All ages and levels are welcome to draw in the galleries during Rienzi’s open sketching hours!  The galleries hold treasures for every artist: space and light, interior design, historical narrative, decorative motifs, reflective surfaces, intriguing[…]

29 Jan
Thu / 2015

  1. 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,[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. 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 music, drinks from the bar, and bites at the evening’s food truck.

  4. 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[…]

  5. LECTURES
    Art + Wine “Spirits along the Seine”

    Beck Building

    Claude Monet was born in Paris, spent his childhood and adolescence in Le Havre, and settled in Paris and its outlying communities—never far from the Seine River, a subject of lifelong fascination for the artist.[…]

  6. LECTURES
    Core Program Lecture: Lisa Lapinski

    The Glassell Studio School

    Intricately crafted and formally compelling, Lisa Lapinski’s imaginative sculptures resonate with narrative meaning deriving from philosophical, historical, and psychological sources. Through her unexpected combinations of imagery and materials—both playful and foreboding—viewers are drawn to attempt[…]

  7. LECTURES
    Library Lectures: Photography Talk with Curator Anne Wilkes Tucker

    Law Building

    The libraries of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, present Anne Wilkes Tucker as the latest speaker in the Library Lectures series. Tucker has served as the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at[…]

30 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[…]

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