The Collector’s Eye: Four Sessions, Seven Collections
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.