The Southwest Airlines concourse at Hobby Airport, Houston’s newest gateway to Latin America, introduces international travelers to the city’s vibrant arts and culture. Through a thoughtful long- term effort, the Houston Airport System (HAS) has assembled one of the largest collections of public art in Texas, amounting to nearly 300 commissioned and donated works. Forty-two pieces are currently on view at Hobby. Carefully placed throughout the airport’s terminals, the collection showcases local luminaries and nationally recognized artists in a wide variety of media. These original works speak to the diversity of our city and its active art scene.
Our tour of the art at Hobby will include public and also some restricted areas and will be led by Tommy Gregory, HAS’s public art program director and curator. Mr. Gregory directs public art commissions, acquisitions, maintenance, and conservation for George Bush Intercontinental Airport, William P. Hobby Airport, and Ellington Airport. He is also an established artist, exhibiting his sculptures locally, nationally, and internationally and is co-founder of Sculpture Month Houston, a city-wide art campaign. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston.
Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. 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.