Arts and Archaeology: Marfa and West Texas

A Study Tour

Thursday through Sunday April 18 - 21 | Limited enrollment

We will tour the new galleries, theater, bookstore and various artists' studios housed in and near the many renovated historic buildings of Marfa's Main Street. Marianne Stockebrand, director of the Chinati Foundation, will guide us through the home and the indoor and outdoor installations of its founder, the Minimalist artist Donald Judd, and through the foundation's permanent collection of artists such as John Chamberlain, Roni Horn, Carl Andre, Richard Long, and Dan Flavin. With anthropologist Robert Mallouf, director of the Center for Big Bend Studies in Alpine, Texas, we will visit three prehistoric and archaeologically-rich sites between Presidio and Redford, Texas, near the Mexican border. We will spend two nights in Fort Davis, with an optional guided tour of the fort, and a third night at Cibolo Creek Ranch.

Contact the Houston Seminar,, for an itinerary and registration information.



Welcome to Spring 2018! 

Going Baroque!
Thursday, January 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. | Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar. Parking information distributed to subscribers.


An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home. Address to subscribers.

Comida en la Cuidad
Tuesday, February 6, noon | Caracol Restaurant, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, 77056


Modern Architecture in Mexico City
Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University


Thomas Jefferson: The Essential Democrat
Three Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 7, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004



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