Magic in the Mountains: Art, Architecture, and Nature at Crystal Bridges

Thursday, April 25–Friday, April 26 | Enrollment limited to 30 people

Join the Houston Seminar to explore art, architecture, and nature in the Ozark Mountains of northwestern Arkansas as we tour the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and other wonders in and around Bentonville.
Since well before its opening in November 2011, Crystal Bridges has received a wealth of international attention. Designed by Moshe Safdie and founded by  Walmart heiress Alice Walton, the museum has an exceptional collection of American art dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. Surrounding it are 3.5 miles of trails winding around and through streams, ponds, wetlands, and native plants and enhanced by permanent installations by sculptors including Mark di Suvero and James Turrell.
Sandy Edwards, the museum’s deputy director, will be our guide.

We will also explore the Thornwood Chapel, designed by Fay Jones, in the woods at nearby Bella Vista and will be guests in a private house to tour the owner’s art collection. Overnight we will stay at the new five-star 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, a luxury hotel with rotating art exhibitions.

After a Thursday-morning flight from Houston to Tulsa, the tour group will arrive in Bentonville via motor coach in time for lunch at Crystal Bridges. We will arrive back in Houston on Friday afternoon.



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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