The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Wine + Art – Four French Soirées, Thursday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. This series of wine-tasting seminars complements the exhibitions The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and Georges Braque: A Retrospective.
Each program begins with a brief presentation about great French art, then transforms into a lively, interactive tasting of six great French wines led by Houston-based, nationally recognized wine educator James King.
May Topic Braque’s ‘Second Career’ & Wines of Burgundy
Hear about Georges Braque’s evolution after World War I and the richly evocative still-life and landscape paintings that define the second part of his career. Then taste wines from Burgundy’s famous chalky, mineral-laden soils.
About James King
Founder of the Texas Wine School, James King has worked with the Museum to develop six Wine + Art programs to complement three exhibitions: Picasso Black and White; Intersecting Modernities: The Brillembourg Capriles Collection of Latin American Art; and Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907.
As Ron Saikowski of Greater Houston Weekly says, “This articulate Brit makes wine fun, the way it needs to be, without the pomp and complexities that turn people off.”
Pictured: Georges Braque, Paysage de la Ciotat (La Ciotat Landscape), 1907, oil on canvas, the Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.
$55 MFAH Members
• Meet in the American General Conference room on the mezzanine level of the Beck Building.
• Each Wine + Art program is limited to 50 participants and includes a curatorial/educator presentation, wine instruction and samples, limited cheese and cracker, and bottled water.
2014/05/08 - 2014/05/08
Additional time info:
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Doors open at 6:15 pm.