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Calendar Week of Monday, April 15, 2019-Sunday, April 21, 2019


DRIFT, Flylight (Basel), 2015, mixed media
Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting Through May 16, 2021

Electrifying Design examines lighting as transforming force in daily life and artistic expression over the past 100 years.

27 Feb Sat / 2021

  • Hermann Lungkwitz, Mason County, c. 1860, oil on canvas

    Hermann Lungkwitz, Mason County, c. 1860, oil on canvas, the John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art.

    David B. Warren Symposium | Morning & Afternoon Presentations
    10 a.m.—3 p.m.

    The 2021 David B. Warren Symposium explores “The Power of Place: Defining Material Culture in Pre-1900 Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest” with free virtual presentations on February 26, 27 & 28.

  • Base of a Water Pipe, Persian, early 17th century

    Base of a Water Pipe (Qalyan), Persian, Safavid, early 17th century, stonepaste; painted in blue and black under transparent glaze; molded, the Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    “Between Sea and Sky” | A Curatorial Webinar (Part 1 of 2)
    3 p.m.—4 p.m.

    Tune in for a free, in-depth exploration of blue and white ceramics with curators from across the MFAH collections.

28 Feb Sun / 2021

  • Hermann Lungkwitz, Mason County, c. 1860, oil on canvas

    Hermann Lungkwitz, Mason County, c. 1860, oil on canvas, the John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art.

    David B. Warren Symposium | Afternoon Presentations & Panel Discussion
    1 p.m.—3 p.m.

    The 2021 David B. Warren Symposium explores “The Power of Place: Defining Material Culture in Pre-1900 Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest” with free virtual presentations on February 26, 27 & 28.