The Art, Architecture and Ambition of Dallas



The Art, Architecture and Ambition of Dallas

Thursday, March 23–Sunday, March 26

$2500 pp/double occupancy        $2900 pp/single occupancy

For our Texas tour this spring, we go north to explore the visionary urban planning and public art in Dallas. This all-star trip will feature visits to some of the city’s most significant public spaces, private homes, and collections. We will travel by motorcoach from Houston to Dallas, round-trip.

From our downtown Dallas lodgings at the chic Hotel Indigo, we will tour the extraordinary art installations at AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, and visit the storied Temple Emanu-El, an icon of modernist architecture. We will visit Klyde Warren Park and learn how an ambitious plan to build a park over a freeway knitted together the urban fabric of central Dallas. We will tour historic Fair Park, home to the Texas State Fair, to see how this Art Deco gem has been lovingly restored in recent years. We will also tour the spectacular architecture of the arts district on Flora Street downtown, as well as the Trinity River Audubon Center, situated on a 120-acre haven for wildlife that was reclaimed from a former illegal dump site. 

Of course, no trip to Dallas would be complete without visiting several architecturally significant private homes, where our hosts will share their fine art collections and beautiful grounds. During our trip, the renowned architectural historian Stephen Fox will join local experts on our tour of this dynamic city. On our way home, we will stop in historic Corsicana, where we will see a remarkable artist residency located in a former Oddfellows Lodge building from the 1890s.

Registration Details

Reservations will be made on a first come-first served basis upon receipt of a $500 deposit, the Reservation and Deposit Form, and the signed Release of Claims form.

You may print the forms and email them to [email protected] or send them by mail to:

The Houston Seminar
PO Box 22764
Houston, TX  77227

Travel Registration and Cancellation Policy

Reservations will be made on a first come-first served basis upon receipt of a $500 deposit, the Reservation and Deposit Form, and the signed Release of Claims form. Payment in full is due on January 23, 2023. Reservations received after January 23, 2023, may be accepted if space is available and payment is made in full. Your reservation is not confirmed until you have received written confirmation from the Houston Seminar.

If payment in full for the tour is not made by January 23, 2023, your reservation will be canceled, and your $500 deposit will be forfeited. Should the Houston Seminar cancel the tour for any reason, your deposit and any additional payments will be refunded in full. Should you have to cancel for any reason, you must notify the Houston Seminar in writing. For cancellations before January 23, 2023, all payments, less the $500 deposit, will be refunded. A cancellation between January 23, 2023 and February 23, 2023, will result in the forfeiture of your $500 deposit plus 50% of all other amounts paid. After February 23, 2023, cancellation will result in the forfeiture of 100% of all amounts paid. We recommend that you consider purchasing travel insurance.

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