19 Apr
Sun / 2015

  1. 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[…]

  2. GALLERY EXPERIENCES
    Ladies’ Hat Day

    Beck Building, Law Building

    Time to get out your favorite bonnets, fedoras, fascinators, and cloches! Don your Sunday best for a visit to the exhibition Spectacular Rubens. Every Sunday in April, women wearing hats receive FREE Museum admission. Museum members[…]

  3. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sketching in the Galleries

    Law Building, Beck Building

    Sketch works of art in the galleries during this informal program. Sharpen your observation skills, and have fun at the same time! An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to[…]

  4. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone + Studio “Treasured Triumphs: Rubens’s Royal Tapestries”

    Law Building

    In the 1620s, Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens was commissioned to design 20 enormous tapestries, four of which are on display as part of Spectacular Rubens. Discover the epic stories woven in wool and silk[…]

  5. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Garden Photography at Rienzi

    Rienzi

    On Sunday afternoons, visit the Rienzi gardens and capture their oasis-in-the-city beauty from behind the lens. Snap photos of the colorful flowers, lush green spaces, interesting architectural details, and eclectic statues. Use #rienzigardens to share your[…]

  6. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Family Day at Rienzi & Bayou Bend

    Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Rienzi

    Families are invited to enjoy art workshops, gallery games, performances, and more during this afternoon of fun presented jointly by Rienzi and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Admission is free, with complimentary transportation between the two[…]

  7. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “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.[…]

  8. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Triumphant Eucharist”

    Law Building

    Long considered the pinnacle of Peter Paul Rubens’s innovative achievement in Flemish tapestry design, The Triumph of the Eucharist paintings and tapestries are among the most important works of art produced during the Baroque period.[…]

  9. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

    Beck Building

    On this 45-minute tour, play along with us as we turn this beloved American proverb into our thematic lens and look at artworks in our galleries that are very old, extremely new/contemporary, borrowed, and at[…]

  10. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Bodycast, An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Lili Taylor

    Law Building

    Inspired by the two teenage years visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra spent in a body cast due to scoliosis, Bodycast is an inventive theatricalization of the ubiquitous “artist talk.” Part performance and part essay, Bocanegra uses[…]

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