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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Exclusive Tour “Beyond Impressionism”

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016

06:30 PM – 07:30 PM
US/Central

Paul Gauguin, Still Life with Mangoes and a Hibiscus Flower, 1887, oil on canvas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Audrey Jones Beck Accessions Endowment Fund.

Paul Gauguin, Still Life with Mangoes and a Hibiscus Flower, 1887, oil on canvas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Audrey Jones Beck Accessions Endowment Fund.

Led by Helga K. Aurisch, curator, European art

In the years following the last Impressionist exhibition in 1886, trends evolved that took painting to new frontiers. Interest in new color theories and motifs, a better understanding of optics, and the aim to move beyond the Impressionists’ desire to capture light and movement resulted in a plethora of new approaches.

Starting with a look at Impressionism, this curator-led Exclusive Tour concentrates on the rich holdings of the Beck Collection’s Pointillist masterpieces by Henri Edmond Cross, Théo van Rysselberghe, Georges Seurat, and Paul Signac, and the Post-Impressionist works of Paul Cézanne and Vincent van Gogh.

The pivotal role of Paul Gauguin, whose 1887 painting Still Life with Mangoes and a Hibiscus Flower constitutes a major recent acquisition to the Beck Collection, is examined with a look at his move beyond Post-Impressionism to becoming the mentor for the younger generations of artists, including the Pont-Aven painters, the Nabis, and the Symbolists.

After the tour, discuss your experience over a glass of sparkling wine.

About the Tour

About Exclusive Tours
Exclusive Tours offer access to select Museum exhibitions on special Mondays when the Museum is closed to the public. These lively, in-depth programs are led by Museum art historians who share their expansive knowledge about artists, exhibitions, and more.

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HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • Tickets • $55 Museum members and seniors (65+) • $65 Nonmembers

Directions & Parking

  • Beck Building
  • 5601 Main Street Houston, TX 77005

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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