Enjoy an early afternoon or an after-lunch escape to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's European decorative arts collection, Rienzi, for a gallery talk.
Feb. 17 - Ink drawings by Edward Lear
Explore a pair of forest landscapes by 19th century English artist and poet Edward Lear. Dena Woodall, assistant curator of prints and drawings, will discuss this pair of rendered ink drawings.
March 17 - 1914 and Other Poems, Rupert Brooke, 1915
Edward Lukasek, catalog librarian of the Hirsch Library, will discuss the life, poetry and legend of the English poet Rupert Brooke. Famous during his lifetime as England’s “Handsomest Young Man,” he became famous posthumously for his moving war sonnets written during the First World War.
April 21 - Esmé Stuart, 5th Duke of Lennox and 2nd Duke of Richmond (1649 -1660), Attributed to Jan Weesop, c.1650
Helga Aurisch, curator of European art, will discuss the portrait of Esmé Stuart, 5th Duke of Lennox and 2nd Duke of Richmond, attributed to Jan Weesop.
May 19 - Tea Caddy, Sugar Basket and Fitted Case, Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp, London, 1765
Misty Flores, former Sterling-Turner Curatorial Fellow for Rienzi, will discuss a remarkable set of George III silver. The silver tea “equipage” as well as its accompanying sharkskin box would have been a very refined addition to an 18th century tea table.