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Hermes Mallea: A Caribbean Caper

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | American General Conference Room, mezzanine level of the Audrey Jones Beck Building, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 5601 Main Street.

Escape the winter doldrums with architect Hermes Mallea, the author of Great Houses of Havana, who will present an illustrated lecture about his new book, Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour. Mr. Mallea, a partner inthe M (Group), an influential New York design firm, has filled the book with archival photographs of jet-set retreats such as Palm Beach, Bermuda, and Nassau, and their beautiful and glamorous inhabitants. Keenly interested in historical preservation and elements of design, he will describe the emphasis on fantasy that endures in resort style and serves as a visual cue for more relaxed behavior than would be typical at home. The social history is no less interesting, including the influence of Prohibition, politics, and land speculation on the rise and fall of various tropical paradises.

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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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