ABOUT US

About Us

The Houston Seminar was founded in 1977 to stimulate learning and cultural awareness by sponsoring courses on political and social issues and the arts.

The non-profit organization typically offers six to eight lecture series and tours each spring and fall. Topics may include art, music, literature, dance, theater, architecture, psychology, history, politics, the environment, or current trends and events. Courses may take the form of workshops, formal lecture series, symposia, lecture/performances or guided tours. Speakers are well known in their fields and often provide new insights as well as in-depth information for their audiences.

Scheduling is varied and flexible. Courses take place at various times of day, and in various locations around the city. Some courses are complete in one or two sessions. Others meet weekly or every other week for several weeks.

Formal lectures usually include a question-and-answer period. Lecture performances feature musicians, actors, directors or critics. Guided tours provide behind-the-scenes viewing of art collections, focused community project visits, architectural walks and hidden places. Occasional study tours offer carefully planned, thoughtfully paced group travel.

A volunteer Board of Directors organizes all courses and publishes seasonal brochures and fliers. The Houston Seminar's audience is knowledgeable and articulate; the mailing list includes about 2500 names. Attendance fees cover honoraria, expenses and overhead. Reduced fees are often available for students and teachers.

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Registration is Underway for April and May 2017 Courses!
If you would like to receive our Fall 2017 brochure, please email your information to registrar@houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000


April 2017

Currently on tour!
Encountering Southern Culture: A Journey to Oxford and Memphis
Thursday, April 6 - Sunday, April 9, 2017
 

Getting Götterdämmerung
Apri 6 and 13, Private Homes
April 19, Dress Rehearsal, Wortham Theater

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May 2017
Storms, Passion, and Power: The Tempest

Four Tuesdays: May 2, 9, 16 and 23
Private Home, Houston Ballet Center for Dance, and the Brown Theater, Wortham Center

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Report Card: The First 100 Days
Monday, May 15, 6:00-7:30 P.M.
Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004

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Save the Date for the Fall 2017 Study Tour!

House Party in Newport
Thursday, October 26 - Monday, October 30, 2017
Details to be announced in the Spring 2017 Brochure

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For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org  or phone 713.666.9000. 
 

Fall 2017 course plans nearing completion! Watch for details.