Fall Art Series: Houston’s Galleries, Then and Now

Three Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., October 16, 23, and 30 October 16, Meredith Long Galleries, 2323 San Felipe October 23, Moody Gallery, 2815 Colquitt October 30, Lawing Gallery, 214 Travis

Three Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., October 16, 23, and 30

How did Houston develop into the art center it is today? Where is the city's art scene headed? Three distinguished gallery owners - Meredith Long, Betty Moody, and Doug Lawing - will meet us at their galleries and offer their perspectives, from the 1950s until today.

October 16, Meredith Long Galleries, 2323 San Felipe

Meredith Long Galleries, which deals exclusively in nineteenth- and twentieth-century and contemporary American art, has been in business since 1957 and is the oldest active, continuously operating gallery in Houston. Meredith. Long will speak of the history of the Houston art scene from his unique perspective.

October 23, Moody Gallery, 2815 Colquitt

Moody Gallery opened in 1975 and specializes in contemporary American artists with emphasis on artists living and working in Texas. Betty Moody will discuss the range of art that she exhibits: sculptures, paintings, water colors, "installation" work, art from a variety of unusual materials, and computer-generated art.

October 30, Lawing Gallery, 214 Travis

Lawing Gallery, which opened in 1995, focuses on work by nationally and internationally emerging artists and also shows the work of more established artists. Doug Lawing will discuss the wide range of work that he exhibits. His gallery is located in the Foley Building (c. 1880) in the Market Square Historic District.



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


If you are interested in traveling to 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


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