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.
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!
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.