17 Apr
Fri / 2015

  1. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Lunch + Look Art Bite Tour “Artist Luxury: The Tiffany Window”

    Beck Building

    In America, Louis Comfort Tiffany’s last name is virtually synonymous with beautiful glass. He began experimenting with glass production in the late 1870s, quickly developing his virtuosic style characterized by richly modulated colors and textures.[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Inside the MFAH “A Passion for Rubens: Benjamin West’s History Paintings”

    Law Building

    Presented by Kaylin H. Weber, assistant curator of American painting and sculpture Like many 18th-century artists, colonial American painter Benjamin West (1738–1820) found great influence in the art of 17th-century Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens,[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Highlights of the Rienzi Collection

    Rienzi

    Experience the depth and breadth of the Rienzi Collection on this one-hour, docent-led tour. Guests explore the glamour of 18th- and 19th-century Europe through beautiful examples of painting, porcelain, furniture, and metalwork.  Free with Rienzi admission.[…]

  4. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    “Spectacular Rubens” Gallery Concert: Viols of Houston

    Law Building

    Experience the exhibition Spectacular Rubens with music! Viols of Houston presents a gallery concert featuring musician and scholar Sarah Mead. This performance follows the 1:30 p.m. lecture A Passion for Rubens: Benjamin West’s History Paintings.[…]

  5. 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. 

  6. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Looking Labs Gallery Discussion

    Beck Building

    All teens ages 13–18 welcome. No previous art experience needed. Led by hang@MFAH teens, these gallery chats are for any teen whose response to a work of art has been “I don't get it” or[…]

  7. LECTURES
    The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Traditions

    Law Building

    Presented by Christiane Gruber, associate professor of Islamic art and director of graduate studies, University of Michigan Does Islam really forbid images of the Prophet Muhammad? Given recent events, the answer to the question takes[…]

  8. FILMS
    Zero Motivation

    Law Building

    A zany, dark, and comedic portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters[…]

18 Apr
Sat / 2015

  1. WORKSHOPS
    Teacher Workshop “The Figure in Full: No More Stick Figures!”

    Law Building

    Seeing and drawing living models has inspired artists throughout history. In this workshop for K–12 educators, discover the human form through works of art at the Museum, and learn techniques for live figure drawing to[…]

  2. LECTURES
    Enriching Tradition: Making History Current

    The Glassell Studio School

    Co-organized by ClayHouston, this two-day symposium (April 18–19) celebrates the rich history of the Japanese aesthetic and its profound influence on contemporary ceramics. Stop by for demonstrations and lectures by renowned artists Randy Johnston and[…]

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