Lunch with John Staub

Lunch with lecture tour and one afternoon tour

Thursday, March 28, Noon - 1:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 4, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. | (Subscribers will receive a map and details) Limited enrollment

This course will explore the vision and impact of one of Houston's best-known twentieth-century architects, John F. Staub. At the lunch, Emily Neff, curator of American paintings and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will discuss Ima and Will Hogg, patrons and collectors who incorporated architecture in their effort to establish a Houston style. Stephen Fox, architectural historian, will explain how Staub's residential architecture fulfilled and expanded the Hoggs' aspirations for Houston. After lunch we will visit an exceptional country house designed by Staub. In the second tour we will visit four houses designed by John Staub in Broadacres and River Oaks.



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 with the Houston Seminar to Natchez October 26-29, 2019 you may access the itinerary, trip cost, and registration documents here.

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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