Art Series: Studios and Private Collections

Three Mondays, February 7, 14, and 21, at 1:00 p.m. | (Limited Enrollment. Addresses will be given to subscribers.)

February 7: We will visit the Houston home of Charles Butt. His collection includes nineteenth-century American marine paintings, twentieth-century American art, French photographs, and eighteenth-century American furniture.

February 14: We will tour the Fourth Ward studio of Toby Topek and see her new, whimsical jewelry creations. From there we will visit the downtown studio of Christian Eckhard, where we will see his newest monochromatic paintings on metal. Eckhard recently moved to Houston from New York and is represented in collections worldwide.

February 21: We will visit the house of Beverly and Howard Robinson, whose collection emphasizes contemporary art and crafts.



Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.


Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced


Fall is just around the corner. Register today!


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  or phone 713.666.9000.