Kansas City Explored

OCTOBER 24-27, 2024

Kansas City Explored

October 24-27, 2024

This study tour will focus on the culture of Kansas City through its art, architecture and art, city planning, food, and investment in sports.

Stephen Fox will guide us through the City’s downtown, landscape architect George Kessler’s greenway park and boulevard system and real estate developer J.C. Nichols’s Country Club District (models for Houston’s Hermann Park and River Oaks), and Hall family’s utopian Crown Plaza. We will visit landmarks such as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the World War I Memorial as well as several private art collections. Kansas City has an abundance of artist studio
spaces and we plan to visit a couple of them. Our itinerary includes meals at chef-driven as well as renowned barbeque spots. Along the way we will hear from insightful speakers, thoughtful collectors, and perhaps visit a few of Kansas City’s notable shops!

Travelers will stay at Crossroads Hotel, a 2018 architectural transformation of the 1911 Pabst Brewing Depot, and home of comfortable rooms, an appealing bar and restaurant, an art gallery and an artist in residence program co-curated by Houston’s Hesse McGraw. Architectural historian Stephen Fox has long wanted to bring a group to Kansas City because of
the city’s influence on Houston. Here is your chance to come along.

Registration for this study tour has not yet opened. To be placed on an interest list, please email [email protected] or call (713) 666-9000.