Modern Women and Myth

THREE WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 17, 24, AND 31. 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Greek and Roman myths leave a long legacy of powerful women, from faces that launch a thousand ships to visions of beauty. But where are those mythological models today? From books like Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton’s most recent memoir Black Chameleon,...

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Recording: Absence of Evidence is Not Evidence of Absence: (Un)covering the UFO Mystery

THIS COURSE DATE HAS PASSED. RECORDING IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BELOW.

Ralph Blumenthal spent 45 years as a New York Times reporter — chronicling the wars in Vietnam and Cambodia, divided Germany, the hunt for missing Nazi war criminals, political corruption, crime in the streets, and the FBI's battles against the...

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Behind the Headlines: Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Russia

THREE THURSDAYS, FEBRUARY 1 AND 8, 6:00–7:30 P.M. (IN PERSON), AND 15, 12:00–1:30 P.M. (ZOOM).

        FEBRUARY 1 (In Person): Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest oil exporter and the only country to consistently maintain spare oil production capacity, which it reserves for reducing turmoil in global oil markets. This lecture covers...

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Pop Up Visit To The Commons at Hermann Park

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 10:30 A.M.–12:00 P.M.

Back by popular demand, a tour of the 26-acre Commons Project at Hermann Park. Much progress has been made since the previous tour in November 2023. First, Doreen Stoller, Hermann Park Conservancy’s president, will provide an update and overview of...

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Houston's Wards: Then and Now

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 6:00–7:30 P.M.

Our tours on March 1 and March 22 have sold out. To be placed on a waiting list, please email [email protected].    Why in Houston do we refer to certain neighborhoods as “wards”? The six wards as they exist today...

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Project Trinity: The Myth, the Legend, the Legacy at Los Alamos National Laboratory

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 11:30 A.M.–1:30 P.M.

The Trinity test of July 16, 1945, was arguably history’s greatest scientific experiment. It represented not only the culmination of the Manhattan Project, but the culmination of decades of discoveries in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, and other scientific fields. Led by...

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Before Texas: Historic Ranches and Towns of Nuevo Santander Study Tour

TUESDAY, MARCH 12-SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2024

Enrollment for the study tour is limited. To inquire about registration, please call (713) 666-9000 or email [email protected].   $2,800 per person, double occupancy $500 single supplement The Houston Seminar will continue the in-depth study of historic ranches and towns...

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Screening Shakespeare

THREE TUESDAYS, APRIL 2, 9, AND 16, 6:00–7:30 P.M.

        Shakespeare seems to be everywhere: on stages and on pages but also, as frequently, on screens. On silent screens and silver screens of old, but also on television screens, live-streams, YouTube, Tik Tok, and the ever-tinier...

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Stones and Bones: The Gault Site

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 6:00–7:30 P.M. ZOOM INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO SUBSCRIBERS.

The Gault site, located 45 miles northwest of Austin, was known as a place where amateur archaeologists could “pay to dig” ancient artifacts. Professional archaeologists wrote off the plundered site as a lost cause. In 1991, Mike Collins, PhD archaeologist...

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She Space: The Inside Story Studio Visits

FOUR WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 10 AND 24 AND MAY 1 AND 8, 10:30–11:45 A.M. DIRECTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED TO SUBSCRIBERS. LIMITED ENROLLMENT.

Four female Houston-based artists invite us into their studios to learn about their practices, creative processes, and inspirations. While the artists employ a broad range of media, their work speaks generally to their personal perspectives on identity, representation, belonging, and...

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The Art of Biography

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 10:00–11:30 A.M. MATCH, MIDTOWN ARTS AND THEATER CENTER HOUSTON, 3400 MAIN, 77002.

        William Middleton, author of the recent acclaimed biographies of Karl Lagerfeld and Dominique and John de Menil, draws on his background as a journalist to research the private lives of public figures. His fascinating books illuminate...

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Carbon Capture and Sequestration

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 12:00–1:30 P.M. BAYOU BEND KILROY CENTER, BAILEY ROOM, 6003 MEMORIAL, 77007. LUNCH IS INCLUDED.

Many agree that climate change is the single greatest environmental threat that we face and that human driven emissions of greenhouse gases are the primary cause. As we strive to prevent devastating global temperature increases, there is a massive undertaking...

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Where is Kansas City? What is Kansas City? Study Tour

OCTOBER 24-27, 2024

Where is Kansas City? What is Kansas City? October 24-27, 2024 Missouri? Kansas? The answer is both. This holds true for many aspects of the region that will be brought to light during our visit to Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas...

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