23 Jul
Sat / 2016

  1. EVENTS
    Members Tour: The Post-Impressionist “Isms”

    Beck Building

    Impressionism was based on the objective recording of nature and effects of color and light. Many artists who exhibited with the Impressionists abandoned the style in favor of their own highly personal forms of artistic[…]

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Art Bite “Celebrate Freedom!”

    Beck Building

    “O say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave / O’er the land of the free and home of the brave?” So sing Americans with every replay of the national anthem, penned by Francis Scott Key[…]

  3. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    “High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter”

    Law Building

    Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873), born and trained in Germany, settled in Paris in 1834 and served as court painter to King Louis-Philippe. Executing more than 140 commissions for the French court, Winterhalter gained such acclaim[…]

  4. LECTURES
    Winterhalter: The Ultimate Court Painter

    Law Building

    Presented by Helga K. Aurisch, curator, European art, and organizing curator of  “High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter” Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873) is perhaps the ultimate court painter. His portraits stand in a[…]

  5. FILMS
    The Night Porter

    Mature Audiences Only
    Law Building

    In this unsettling drama, a concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) discovers her former torturer and lover (Dirk Bogarde) working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their[…]

  6. FILMS
    Next to Me

    Law Building

    Special guests from the film attend the screening and lead a Q&A afterward The International Centerpiece of QFest is a provocative new film from Serbia. Olja, a Belgrade high school teacher, is married to a[…]

24 Jul
Sun / 2016

  1. PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
    Sunday Family Zone

    Beck Building

    Families are invited to drop in and enjoy a variety of games, activities, looking guides, books, and mini-tours of the galleries. Recommended for ages 3+

  2. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    “High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter”

    Law Building

    Franz Xaver Winterhalter (1805–1873), born and trained in Germany, settled in Paris in 1834 and served as court painter to King Louis-Philippe. Executing more than 140 commissions for the French court, Winterhalter gained such acclaim[…]

  3. FILMS
    Women He’s Undressed

    Law Building

    Movie costume designer Orry-Kelly (1897–1964) contributed to some of the most magical moments in cinema history. He designed for an astonishing 282 motion pictures, including costumes for Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Rosalind Russell, and Marilyn[…]

  4. GALLERY TALKS/TOURS
    Journey around the World

    Beck Building

    Where else in Houston can you journey from Europe and Asia to Africa and the Americas and still have time to pause and enjoy works of art along the way? Travel the globe at the[…]

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