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Building the Modern City: Philip Johnson in Houston

THREE THURSDAYS, OCTOBER 10, 17, AND 24 OCTOBER 10 AND 24, 7:30 – 9 P.M. UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS, CROOKER CENTER, SECOND FLOOR COUNCIL OF CLUBS ROOM OCTOBER 17, 1:30 – 4:30 P.M., BUS TOUR MEETING PLACE FOR BUS TOUR WILL BE GIVEN TO SUBSCRIBERS; LIMITED ENROLLMENT

No other architect in modern times has had a more dynamic presence in Houston than Philip Johnson. Beginning with a house for John and Dominique de Menil in 1950 and concluding with the Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas in 1995, Philip Johnson designed fourteen buildings in the metropolitan area, including an array of stunning skyscrapers that were pivotal in shaping Houston’s modern image.

Architect William F. Stern will explore the two phases of Johnson’s career in Houston with a lecture focusing on the work of the 1950s and a tour emphasizing the buildings that formed the second phase beginning in 1975. The series will conclude with a panel discussion among individuals who have known and worked with Philip Johnson.

This course is co-sponsored by the art history program of the department of fine and performing arts at the University of St. Thomas.

There will be night classes at the University during our sessions on campus, and parking is limited. Please arrive early to find a parking space.

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Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.
 

Registration is now open. 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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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.