Lectures Week of Monday, October 25, 2021-Sunday, October 31, 2021


Aaron Douglas, Into Bondage, 1936, oil on canvas
Afro-Atlantic Histories Through January 17, 2022

″Afro-Atlantic Historiesexplores the history and legacy of the transatlantic slave trade through works of art and documents made in Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe from the 17th to …

09 Dec Thu / 2021

  • Jason Salavon, Little Infinity (v.MFAH) & Alberto Giacometti, Grande femme debout I (Large Standing Woman I)

    Installation view, from the MFAH collections (right to left): Jason Salavon, Little Infinity (v.MFAH), 2020, photographic mural, inkjet on vinyl, Museum commission funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund © 2020 Jason Salavon / Alberto Giacometti, Grande femme debout I (Large Standing Woman I), 1960, bronze, Museum purchase funded by the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund / © Alberto Giacometti Estate/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY/ADAGP, Paris

    Conversations with Artists | “Data-Driven Art”
    6:30 p.m.—8 p.m.

    Jason Salavon and Norwood Viviano discuss their work in context of the theme “Data-Driven Art.”

11 Dec Sat / 2021

  • India, Sarpech (Turban Jewel), early 18th century, gold, silver, diamonds, and enamel

    India, Sarpech (Turban Jewel), early 18th century, gold, silver, diamonds, and enamel, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Accessions Endowment Fund.

    Virtual Conversation | The Houston Sarpech
    11 a.m.—Noon

    MFAH curators speak with special guests about the Museum’s acquisition of a resplendent sarpech (turban ornament).