Gallery Talk at Rienzi
Learn more about the works of art at Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts and paintings.
On selected Thursdays, Gallery Talks offer an insider’s look at a particular object in the Rienzi Collection, as well as special topics and themes. Speakers include curators, conservators, educators, and librarians.
Gallery Talks are free with Rienzi admission! Reservations are encouraged. To find out more, and to RSVP, contact email@example.com or 713.639.7800.
Past Events in This Series
Learn about sketches by 18th-century artist George Romney.
Learn more about the works of art in the Rienzi Collection. Gallery Talks offer an insider’s look at selected objects and special themes.
Joel Pelanne, from the Museum’s Hirsch Library, discusses the hi-fi at Rienzi, and recent research into the remarkable record collection that belonged to Rienzi’s founders.
Christine Gervais, director of Rienzi, discusses The Birth of Bacchus, made by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons.
Curatorial assistant Misty Flores discusses Rienzi’s 18th-century Nécessaire, attributed to Giuseppe Sarao.
Associate conservator Trevor Boyd discusses the conservation and design of a recently acquired pair of English torchères—ornamental stands used to hold candles or other decorative objects.
Curator Bradley Bailey discusses a celadon ceramic Pot Pourri on view at Rienzi.
Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection. In April, join curator Kaylin Weber for a discussion on a portrait hanging in the ballroom.
Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection. In March, join conservator Jane Gillies for an outdoor conversation about a Coade stone statue in the gardens.
Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection. In February, join Christine Gervais, director of Rienzi and curator of decorative arts, for a discussion about a historic globe.
Presented by Dena Woodall, associate curator, prints and drawings
In this month’s Gallery Talk at Rienzi, Dena Woodall discsusses a recently acquired drawing, Portrait of a Lady by Arthur Devis, which relates to a painting on view in Rienzi’s Drawing Room.
Presented by Althea Ruoppo, curatorial assistant, contemporary art and special projects
In this month’s Gallery Talk at Rienzi, Althea Ruoppo discsusses the sculpture Torch Bearers by American artist Charles J. Umlauf.
Presented by Kaylin Weber, assistant curator, American painting and sculpture
In this month’s Gallery Talk at Rienzi, Kaylin Weber discusses the recently acquired painting Portrait of the Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Duchess of Parma by German-born artist Johann Zoffany.
In this month’s Gallery Talk at Rienzi, the Museum’s chief librarian, Jon Evans, discusses a William Shakespeare folio. This event is free with Rienzi admission.
Find out all about The Dundas Sofa, the centerpiece of Rienzi’s fall exhibition, Grand Designs: Neoclassical Taste in the 18th Century.