The Collector’s Eye:  Four Sessions, Seven Collections

ALL SESSIONS ARE SOLD OUT October 6, 20, November 10, 1:30–3:00 P.M. and October 27, 7-8:30 P.M. | All sessions will be in private homes; addresses will be provided to subscribers. Limited enrollment.

October 6: High in the sky, two families display their collections.  One couple collects international contemporary glass and works on paper by Matisse, Picasso and Warhol. The second couple’s interests have ranged far and wide over their fifty years of marriage.  We will see works by international modern masters, influential Texas artists, rare Ogden pottery, and a train collection. SOLD OUT.

October 20: We will continue our visits to high-rise homes designed to accommodate eye catching and unusually deep collections. One collection consists of contemporary craft, international studio glass, ceramics, and fiber complemented by contemporary photography, painting, and sculpture.  Another collection created over more than thirty years is traditional Japanese dolls known as ningyō that date to the Edo period (1615-1858). The third collection centers on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art, from the Hudson River School to contemporary minimalism. SOLD OUT.

October 27: In addition to renovating his family’s modern 1964 home and installing classic period furniture, this Houston attorney added something uniquely his: “four smoke-blasting, whistle-blowing trains running simultaneously” as described by the New York Times.

November 10: This couple has built a home and later an addition to accommodate an extraordinary and eclectic collection of art from Maurice Utrillo to Alex Katz, Japanese ceramics, international glass, naïve art, and animal trophies from all over the globe.



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 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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