Rienzi Symposium “A Sense of Proportion: Architect-Designed Objects, 1650–1950”
Saturday, Sep. 24, 2016
10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Designed by Robert Adam, made by Thomas Chippendale, The Dundas Sofa, commissioned 1764, made 1765, gilt pine and beech, with later silk upholstery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund.
Rienzi, the house museum for European decorative arts of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents its biennial symposium to focus on objects that are the embodiments or extensions of an architect’s ideas or aesthetic. Scholars discuss objects made for particular spaces, objects used to explore new design sources, and objects intended to be part of an integrated space.
About the Symposium
HOURS & ADMISSION
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday , 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
- Monday (Except selected holidays) | Closed.
- Tuesday | Closed.
- Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day | Closed.
- Tickets • MFAH members: Free • Nonmembers: $15 adults; $10 seniors; $7.50 ages 13–18 Lunch may be purchased separately. To make arrangements, call 713.353.1565 on or before Monday, September 19. Symposium tickets include general admission to the Museum.
Directions & Parking
- Law Building 1001 Bissonnet 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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