Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern

Wednesday, November 14, 6:00–7:30 P.M. | Free parking available at 105 Sabine Street, 77007. Registrants are encouraged to wear light-colored clothing. Reception to follow.


Visitors to Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Spatial Chromointerference will enter an unearthly realm.  Using 26 projectors the artist has transformed the massive space of the cistern in Buffalo Bayou Park into a magical, immaterial world of light and pattern.

Born in Caracas in 1923, Carlos Cruz-Diez has lived and worked in Paris since 1960. Considered to be one of the greatest figures of kinetic and optical art, Mr. Cruz-Diez’s wide-ranging body of work includes unconventional color structures, light environments, street interventions, architectural integration projects, and experimental works.  In Houston, both the Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Houston have commissioned works by the artist. 

Judy Nyquist, board member of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, which oversees the cistern, and co-chair of the organization’s public art committee, will welcome visitors before we enter the cistern in quiet.  The tour will conclude with a reception.




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Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern
Wednesday, November 14, 6:00–7:30 P.M.
$35 single session
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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 also now 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 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 


Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!


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