Wander among a collection of some of the greatest works by the Old Masters at the “Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection” exhibition. The show features works by Rembrandt, Hals, Gerrit Dou, Jan Steen and others. The colors and light utilized in these timeless classics remain some of the best examples of visual art ever wrought. The van Otterloos are first and foremost passionate appreciators of beauty and the aesthetic perfection in nature, and as such their collection is an expression of love as much as anything else. High on the list of must-see works is Orpheus Charming the Animals; an amazing scene from mythology rendered with draftsman-like perfection, it’s a fantastical work by the usually realist landscape master Aelbert Cuyp. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12:15 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Through February 12. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org. $3.50 to $7.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Nov. 13. Continues through Feb. 12, 2011