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January 2015

100 Years In The Making: McGovern Centennial Gardens

January 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am - May 31, 2015 @ 11:59 am

COURSE IS FULL.  PLEASE CONTACT US AT 713-666-9000 TO BE ADDED TO WAIT LIST. Great cities need great public spaces. Houston is in the midst of an extraordinary renascence in creating,…

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Study Tour: A Pop-Up Private Tour of P.3 New Orleans

January 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am - May 31, 2015 @ 11:59 am

The third biennial international contemporary art festival in New Orleans features works by 58 artists from around the country and around the world chosen by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, Curator…

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P.3 NEW ORLEANS

January 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am - May 31, 2015 @ 11:59 am

The third biennial international contemporary art festival in New Orleans features works by 58 artists from around the country and around the world chosen by Artistic Director Franklin Sirmans, Curator…

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September 2015

Buffalo Bayou Park: The Transformation of Houston’s Wondrous Waterway

September 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2015 @ 11:59 am

In 2011, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) launched an ambitious plan to rejuvenate the segment of Buffalo Bayou between Shepherd and Sabine streets. Today, this bold civic vision boasts miles…

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St Louis, Now and Then

September 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2015 @ 11:59 am

Stephen Fox, noted architectural historian, will lead a four-day tour of the St. Louis area, a city known for its colorful past and marked today by architectural ambition, major art…

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Hotels in the Imagination

September 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2015 @ 11:59 am
Free

  ALL COURSES FULL. On September 24, Professor Caroline Levander of Rice University will lead us down the corridors of her new book, Hotel Life: The Story of a Place…

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West End Art Garden Tour

September 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2015 @ 11:59 am

Starting in the 1970s, Houston’s West End, a historically mixed-use, working-class district, became a mecca for Houston individualists and creative people. Their joie de vivre infused the neighborhood with metal-clad…

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The Collector’s Eye:  Four Sessions, Seven Collections

September 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2015 @ 11:59 am

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…

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Yucatan and the Maya: A History Apart—FULL

September 1, 2015 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2015 @ 11:59 am

The Maya created the most sophisticated civilization in the Ancient Americas, with a writing system, intricate codes of law, and teeming cities full of great public and private art. Many…

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January 2015

Sean Theriault On Pope Francis:  Vatican Trailblazer, Global Phenomenon

January 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am - January 26, 2015 @ 11:59 am
Free

JANUARY 19:  POPE FRANCIS’S VATICAN—While His Holiness Pope Francis’s message has resonated around the globe, it won’t endure unless it also resonates within the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church.What effect…

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October 2015

The Mayor’s Race and More: Murray at the MATCH

October 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am - December 2, 2015 @ 11:59 am
Free

Houston Mayor Annise Parker is in her third and final two-year term as Texas’ most powerful municipal executive. A vigorous competition among a bumper crop of candidates to succeed her…

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November 2015

The Residue of War: Houston Remembers the Civil War and Emancipation

November 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am - November 16, 2015 @ 11:59 am
Free

In 2015, 150 years after Ulysses S. Grant accepted Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, the Civil War still resonates in the United States. We see its legacy, both positive…

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February 2015

Hermes Mallea: A Caribbean Caper

February 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

Escape the winter doldrums with architect Hermes Mallea, the author of Great Houses of Havana, who will present an illustrated lecture about his new book, Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour. Mr.…

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ROCO—“The Most Fun You Can Have With Serious Music!”

February 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am - February 12, 2015 @ 11:59 am
Free

The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) is one of Houston’s gems. Founded by Alecia Lawyer in 2005, ROCO has become a dynamic and innovative orchestra of 40 professional chamber musicians renowned…

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March 2015

Wagner’s Die Walküre

March 25, 2015 @ 12:00 am - April 15, 2015 @ 11:59 am
Free

Richard Wagner composed the music and libretto for the Ring of the Nibelung between 1848 and 1874, premiering the sixteen-hour cycle in 1876. In 2013, Houston Grand Opera announced that it would…

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April 2015

Ed Hirsch, Tony Hoagland, and Sasha West: Unpacking Poetry

April 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

HIRSCH AND HOAGLAND SESSIONS ARE FULLY SUBSCRIBED.  PLEASE CALL 713-666-9000 TO BE ADDED TO WAITING LISTS.   REGISTRATION STILL OPEN FOR SASHA WEST ON APRIL 30TH. Participants in class will receive copies…

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January 2016

Spring 2016: Contemporary and Ancient Maya in the Yucatan REGISTRATION CLOSED

January 1, 2016 @ 12:00 am - May 31, 2016 @ 12:00 am
$450.00 – $940.00

Downloads Tentative Itinerary Cost and Payment Schedule Required Registration and Release of Claims Forms Flight options Six million Maya live today in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, in both urban and…

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September 2016

Birds, Bees, Bats, and Wine in the Texas Hill Country

September 1, 2016 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2016 @ 11:59 am

From our base in Johnson City, we will explore the natural wonders and outsize ambitions that characterize Texas from the perspective of the Hill Country of central Texas. Our visit…

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Fort Worth

September 1, 2016 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2016 @ 11:59 am

Catch the work of Brooklyn-based artist KAWS at Fort Worth’s Modern Art Museum before the exhibit travels to Shanghai. See the show and much more in Fort Worth in January…

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January 2016

A World of Displaced People

January 5, 2016 @ 12:00 am - January 12, 2016 @ 11:59 am
Free

In this two-part series we will learn about how the worldwide refugee crisis will affect politics, economics, and our lives. January 5—The Global Refugee Crisis: Responding to Forced Migration in…

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Primarily Murray

January 20, 2016 @ 12:00 am - March 9, 2016 @ 11:59 am
Free

Despite efforts to standardize and simplify them, the 2016 Presidential primaries are getting interesting! New GOP rules, designed to avoid divisive primary battles through early “winner take all” contests, may…

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A Winter Day on the Island

January 23, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

Architect Ed Eubanks will lead this tour of Galveston Island. He will tell us about the families who were instrumental in the early development of Galveston and those who have…

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October 2016

Johannes Brahms: The German Master’s Inspired September Years

October 6, 2016 @ 12:00 am - October 13, 2016 @ 11:59 am
Free

Timothy Hester will perform works of German composer Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897). These musical gems—Opus 116, 117, 118, and 119 - were composed in the last five years of…

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Analyzing the Elections: Prequels and Sequels

October 17, 2016 @ 12:00 am - November 28, 2016 @ 11:59 am
Free

To an unprecedented degree, the 2016 elections have placed all three branches of the United States government in play. In this course, three different speakers with expertise on the Presidency,…

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Eat Local at Hunky Dory

October 18, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

It’s hard to believe that the word “locavore” was first coined in 2005 (and surged in popularity to win “Word of the Year” in 2007 in the Oxford American Dictionary’s…

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November 2016

Coming to Our Senses: The World of Perfume

November 16, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

Smell is thought to be our oldest sense.  While it’s not as dominant today as sight and touch, it is still our most evocative sense: olfactory sensors connect to the…

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February 2016

Delicious Yucatan

February 2, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

The Yucatan peninsula has engendered one of the world’s most fascinating cuisines. Sharing the pantry and culinary processes of its Mexican neighbors, yet isolated from the great Poblano, Oaxacan and…

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March 2016

Springtime on Buffalo Bayou REGISTRATION CLOSED

March 7, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

In a reprise of our extremely popular fall course, we will explore the amazing transformation of 160 acres along Buffalo Bayou between Shepherd and Sabine Streets with the planners and…

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Siegfried: Wagner’s Warrior Hero Finds Love

March 21, 2016 @ 12:00 am - April 13, 2016 @ 11:59 am
Free

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has passed the half way mark in its first staging of Wagner’s four-opera Ring cycle – a truly historic event for the city of Houston. Join…

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April 2016

Houston Blues and Women, Past and Present

April 5, 2016 @ 12:00 am - April 19, 2016 @ 11:59 am
Free

For over a century, the African American music known as the blues formed the root for the flowering of jazz, R&B, country, rock and other musical genres. It is the…

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Galveston: Our Fragile, Beautiful Coast

April 14, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

This day in Galveston will focus on the coastal environment through a variety of experiences. Bob Stokes, president of the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF), will accompany us and tell us…

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September 2016

Maps, History, and the Houston Environment

September 12, 2016 @ 12:00 am - January 29, 2020 @ 9:47 am
Free

David Todd has explored deep wells of data to develop an atlas that richly describes the development of the Lone Star State dating from prehistory to the present.  He has…

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January 2017

Refugees: Are They Really Too Risky for America?

January 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am - May 31, 2017 @ 12:00 am
$25.00 – $35.00

Hearing this year's heated campaign rhetoric about whether to accept Syrian refugees in the United States have you sometimes wondered if refugees really are a security risk we cannot afford?…

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Art and Architecture: A Jaunt to Fort Worth

January 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am - May 31, 2017 @ 11:59 am

Join us for a two-day “Art and Architecture Jaunt” to Fort Worth covering the afternoon of Tuesday, January 17, and a full day on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Travel to…

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Encountering Southern Culture: A Journey to Oxford and Memphis

January 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am - May 31, 2017 @ 12:00 am
$300.00 – $361.00

We are headed north to the hills of Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County (Oxford, MS) and to Memphis, on the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi just across the state line in Tennessee.…

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September 2017

Newport: History Preserved

September 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2017 @ 11:59 am

Join us in Newport, Rhode Island, during the fall high season for a tour of the architecture, arts, and history of one of the most famous summer resorts in America. …

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Mexico City

September 1, 2017 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2017 @ 11:59 am

Though it is one of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City remains a city of distinct neighborhoods. Guided by Dr. Lois Zamora, this tour will engage the multiple…

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January 2017

Rewriting History: The Purposes and Practices of Cultural Destruction in Iraq and Syria

January 24, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

The destruction of a people’s heritage is not a new idea. The Persians razed Athens when they sacked it in 480 BCE; Romans destroyed Carthage with the intention of obliterating…

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October 2017

Romantic Rarities: Brian Connelly

October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 am - November 15, 2017 @ 11:59 am
Free

Few periods in history offer such captivating complexity as Europe in the 19th century, when a continental awakening emphasized national identity and propagated a romantic view of cultural self-expression through…

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Inside the Middle East

October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 am - November 16, 2017 @ 11:59 am
Free

The Middle East looms large in the world with violence, displacement, terror, destruction, and human rights violations making headlines. Four renowned international scholars will go behind the scenes to bring…

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November 2017

Houston Collects: Contemporary Cool in River Oaks

November 7, 2017 @ 12:00 am - November 15, 2017 @ 11:59 am
Free

Our fall art tours include four homes, each lovingly renovated over time to showcase growing and dynamic collections of contemporary art.  All four homeowners have multiple children, are actively involved…

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Lois Stark: The Telling Image

November 14, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

Documentary filmmaker Lois Stark notes that history is often told as a story of rulers and wars; she prefers to tell the story of human history through the lens of…

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Hot Button Issues: Where Are We Now?

November 28, 2017 @ 12:00 am - December 5, 2017 @ 11:59 am
Free

November 28: The word unprecedented has been applied to the Trump presidency over and over again.  Both style and substance have upended presidential traditions and brought reversals and radical actions…

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February 2017

Parallel Streets,  Individual Tastes: Spring Art Collection Tours

February 9, 2017 @ 12:00 am - February 23, 2017 @ 11:59 am
Free

February 9: In the Museum District, we will tour two houses. Each was designed by their architect owners, each with an intimate knowledge of the people and art that would…

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Refugees: Are They Really Too Risky for America?

February 16, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

After hearing last year's heated campaign rhetoric about whether to accept Syrian refugees in the United States, have you sometimes wondered if refugees really are a security risk that we…

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March 2017

Trump-Putin & the US-Russian Relationship: Strategic Interests, Priorities, Values, World Order

March 2, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

You are invited to join The Houston Seminar and the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston for a “Kennan Conversation” on Russia, its president Vladimir Putin, and Russian policies toward…

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Mississippi on Your Mind

March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 am - March 28, 2017 @ 11:59 am
Free

March 21: Go Down, Moses and the Southern Psyche Using "Was", the first story of seven in William Faulkner's novel Go Down, Moses, Andy Little will explore the structural inversions…

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April 2017

Getting Götterdämmerung

April 6, 2017 @ 12:00 am - April 19, 2017 @ 11:59 am
Free

Houston Grand Opera’s historic presentation of Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle comes to its climactic conclusion this spring. Join HGO dramaturg Paul Hopper for an in-depth study of Götterdämmerung (The Twilight…

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May 2017

Storms, Power, and Passion: The Tempest

May 2, 2017 @ 12:00 am - May 23, 2017 @ 11:59 am
Free

In observance of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Houston Ballet will present the North American premiere of David Bintley’s magical ballet The Tempest, a co-production with Birmingham Royal Ballet.…

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Report Card: The First 100 Days

May 15, 2017 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

In the American tradition, we often speak of a new president’s “honeymoon” during the first 100 days. Professor Richard Murray brings his keen observations and encyclopedic knowledge of politics to…

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September 2017

U.S.-Mexico Relations: The Age of Trump

September 26, 2017 @ 12:00 am - October 17, 2017 @ 11:59 am
Free

U.S. news coverage of Mexico increased exponentially as Donald Trump’s presidential campaign gained traction, and since he took office.  Almost daily, print and electronic media have addressed Mexico’s reaction to…

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Hunger in Houston: Working to End It

September 27, 2017 @ 12:00 am - October 11, 2017 @ 11:59 am
Free

This course will introduce us to remarkable people who work to end hunger in Houston. We will tour their facilities and hear their stories. The numbers relating to food insecurity…

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January 2018

Mexico City: Past, Present, Future

January 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am - May 31, 2018 @ 11:59 am

Though it is one of the largest cities in the world, Mexico City remains a city of distinct neighborhoods.  Guided by Dr. Lois Zamora, this tour will engage the multiple…

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April 2018

Gorbachev: His Life and Times

April 16, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
$10.00

William Taubman, noted scholar of Soviet Russia and author of Gorbachev: His Life and Times (Norton, 2017), will discuss Mikhail Gorbachev as the last leader of the Soviet Union and…

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Behind the Pages: A Conversation with William Middleton

April 24, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

THIS COURSE IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED Double Vision, the long-awaited biography of John and Dominique de Menil, will be published by Knopf in March.  The Houston Seminar will sponsor a unique…

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September 2018

From #Antebellum to #BlackLivesMatter: A Study Tour of Natchez, Mississippi

September 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2018 @ 11:59 am

In the 1850s, when cotton was king (and, as some would say, the “cocaine crop” of its era), Natchez was reputed to have more millionaires than any other city in…

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Jefferson’s Virginia: The Cradle of Democracy

September 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am - December 31, 2018 @ 11:59 am

We will stay on an estate in Charlottesville that predates 1780. From this stately mansion we will explore Jefferson’s Virginia and Jefferson the man: political thinker, architect, scientist, bibliophile, paleontologist,…

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It’s All about the Brews

September 20, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
$75.00

Two of America’s favorite libations—coffee and beer—are yours for the tasting!  We’ll visit two of Houston’s successful custom brewing companies, Katz Coffee and Karbach Brewery, to tour their premises, hear…

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On the Ground: Art at Hobby Airport

September 26, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
$35.00

Friday, October 26–Monday, October 29, 2018
For trip price and further information, please call 713-666-9000 or email registrar@houstonseminar.org. Please review the travel interest list policy under Terms and Conditions at the bottom of each screen following the Houston Seminar contact information.

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January 2018

Going Baroque

January 11, 2018 @ 12:00 am - January 18, 2018 @ 11:59 am
Free

January 11–Recording Bach: The Composer, the Organist, and the Countertenor Johann Sebastian Bach composed or refined many song settings for Christian Schemelli’s 1736 Gesangbuch.  Rick Erickson, director of Bach Society Houston,…

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An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico

January 23, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

Pianist Michael Zuraw will introduce listeners to a sampling of works by Mexican composers Gerardo Támez, Mario Lavista, Arturo Márquez, Gabriela Ortiz, and Manuel Ponce. He will perform with Alejandro…

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October 2018

It’s Wild Out There

October 10, 2018 @ 12:00 am - October 24, 2018 @ 11:59 am
$35.00 – $75.00

Houstonians, like all humans, are happier, healthier, and smarter when they have daily contact with nature—but fewer Houstonians seem to be venturing outdoors, which can cause lasting, negative effects on…

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Encore! Leonard Bernstein at 100

October 11, 2018 @ 12:00 am - October 25, 2018 @ 11:59 am
$55.00 – $150.00

Leonard Bernstein, conductor, composer, songwriter, pianist, theatrical to the core, was the ultimate Renaissance man and musical chameleon.  Our speakers showcase three different aspects of the man and his music.…

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Mid-Term Elections: Polls, Prognostications, and Prospects

October 29, 2018 @ 12:00 am - November 13, 2018 @ 11:59 am
$35.00 – $90.00

October 29:  Sean Theriault In just over a week, we’ll know the results of the hard-fought mid-term Congressional elections.  What is the likely outcome?  Will Republicans hold control of both…

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November 2018

On Campus: Public Art at the University of Houston

November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
testing location, 123 main street
glendale, CA 91214 United States
$35.00

In 1969, by a vote of the Texas legislature, the University of Houston adopted a “Percent for Art” program, becoming the first state university in Texas to dedicate funds from…

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Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern

November 12, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
$35.00

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION HAS BEEN ADDED TO ACCOMODATE INTEREST IN THIS COURSE Visitors to Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Spatial Chromointerference will enter an unearthly realm.  Using 26 projectors the artist has…

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Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENING SESSION IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A DAYTIME SESSION IS AVAILABLE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2:00-3:30 P.M.  Visitors to Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Spatial Chromointerference will enter an unearthly realm. …

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Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?

November 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
$25.00

The right to vote is the bedrock of a healthy democracy and it must be protected. But before the 2018 mid-terms, legislators and officials in several states acted to deprive…

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February 2018

Comida en la Ciudad

February 6, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

NOTE: THIS COURSE IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED.  Chilangos (residents of Mexico City) use the word comida –“food”—to mean “lunch.” The midday meal is the largest of the day and often a…

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Modern Architecture in Mexico City

February 20, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

FULLY SUBSCRIBED Beginning in the 1920s a new generation of architects in Mexico City created modern buildings intended to convey Mexico’s unique cultural character. By midcentury these architects and their…

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Thomas Jefferson: The Essential Democrat

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 am - March 7, 2018 @ 11:59 am
Free

Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty (Basic Books, 2017) is widely praised as the best one-volume biography of Thomas Jefferson. Its author, John B. Boles, the William Pettus Hobby Professor of…

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March 2018

Cloudy with a Chance of Landslide: A Primary Look at the 2018 Midterms

March 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am - March 8, 2018 @ 11:59 am
Free

Still trying to make sense of the 2016 Presidential election? Prepare now for another shocker, as federal, state and local power shifts are predicted. History informs us that the midterms…

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West Side Story: Leonard Bernstein at 100

March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 am - March 28, 2018 @ 11:59 am
Free

2018 marks the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein.  Organizations throughout the world are celebrating his impact on classical music in America, including Houston Grand Opera’s spring production of West Side…

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Farming Wonders in Richmond, Texas

March 24, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

THIS COURSE IS FULLY SUBSCRIBED How do young farmers bring their experience, self-education and dreams to Texas to build a large organic farm in an urban area? Scott Snodgrass has…

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What’s on Lisa Falkenberg’s Mind?

March 27, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Free

When we open the Houston Chronicle, we expect to get the news, but with Lisa Falkenberg’s column, we are drawn into a narrative whose path leads through a fact-based perspective…

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January 2019

Lovesick Heroines: The Literature of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Opera He Inspired

January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - January 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
$35 – $120

One Thursday, January 10, and three Tuesdays, January 15, 22, and 29, 6:30–8:00 P.M. Sessions will take place at a private residence; the address will be given to subscribers. Registrants for course are invited to attend the dress rehearsal of Florencia en el Amazonas on Tuesday, January 15.

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Pope Francis’ Catholic Church

January 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - January 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Covenant Church classroom, 4949 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004 United States
+ Google Map
$35 – $90

Three Mondays, January 14, 21, and 28, 6:30–8:00 P.M. Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004, in the museum district. Parking available behind the church and on adjacent side streets.

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Pick Your Putin: Russia Today in the Shadows of the Past

January 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - February 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
$35 – $125

Four Thursdays, January 31 and February 7, 21, and 28, 6:30–8:00 P.M. Location will be given to subscribers.

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February 2019

Bill Browder: Kremlin Enemy, Human Rights Campaigner co-sponsored with the World Affairs Council of Houston

February 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
AD Players Theatre, 5420 Westheimer Rd,
Houston, TX 77056 United States
$25

Monday, February 4, registration at 6:30 P.M., program 7:00–8:00 P.M. AD Players Theatre, 5420 Westheimer Rd, 77056

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North Korea: One of America’s Greatest Foreign Policy Challenges co-sponsored with the World Affairs Council of Houston

February 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Amegy Tower, 1717 West Loop South,
Houston, TX 77027 United States
$25

Tuesday, February 12, registration at 6:30 P.M., program 7:00–8:00 P.M., Amegy Tower, 1717 West Loop South, 77027.

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The Founding Five: Washington, Henry, Jefferson, Mason, Madison

February 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Covenant Church classroom, 4949 Caroline
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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$35 – $90

Three Wednesdays, February 13, 20, and 27, 6:30–8:00 P.M. Covenant Church classroom, 4949 Caroline, 77004, in the museum district. Parking available behind the church and on adjacent side streets.

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testing ticket

February 28, 2019
testing location, 123 main street
glendale, CA 91214 United States
$1

testing an excerpt

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March 2019

Philip’s Complaints—Four Novels by Philip Roth

March 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - March 25, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Northern Trust Bank, 2701 Kirby Drive, TX 77098 United States + Google Map
$35 – $125

Four Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, 12:00–1:30 P.M. Northern Trust Bank, Third-Floor Conference Room, 2701 Kirby Drive, 77098.

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Transforming Memorial Park

March 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Memorial Park Club House, 1001 East Memorial Loop Drive
Houston, TX 77007 United States
+ Google Map
$35

Wednesday, March 20, 4:00–6:00 P.M. Subscribers will meet at the Club House located at 1001 E. Memorial Loop Drive, 77007.

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Behind the Scenes: The New Conservation Lab at the Museum of Fine Arts

March 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Conversation Lab at MFAH, 1144 Binz Street
Houston, TX 77004 United States
+ Google Map
$35

Friday, March 22,10:00–11:30 A.M. Paid parking is available in the above-ground garage at 1144 Binz Street, 77004; additional parking is available in the underground garage at 5101 Montrose Blvd., 77006. Limited Enrollment.

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Jefferson’s Virginia: The Cradle of Democracy

March 27, 2019 - March 31, 2019

Wednesday, March 27–Sunday, March 31, 2019. For trip price and further information, please call 713-666-9000 or email registrar@houstonseminar.org.

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September 2019

Brooklyn Art and Urban Insights

September 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - October 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
$35 – $90

Three Wednesdays, September 18, 25 and October 2, 6:30–8:00 P.M., Aurora Picture Show, 2442 Bartlett Street, 70098.

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Three by Three on Three: Bringing the Page to Life

September 26, 2019 - October 20, 2019
$40 – $145

Four sessions: Thursday, September 26, 6:30–8:00 P.M., and three Sunday matinees, September 29, October 6 and October 20. Instructions will be provided to subscribers.

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Houston Zoo: Exploring the Changing Roles of Zoos in the 21st Century

September 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$45

Friday, September 27, 10:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Lunch at Cypress Circle Café included. Meet at the main entrance of the Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive. Subscribers should be prepared to walk outdoors for our immersive zoo experience.

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October 2019

Public Art Reprise… The Treasures of the University of Houston-Downtown

October 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$35

Thursday, October 3, 10:00–11:30 A.M. Subscribers will meet at the O’Kane Gallery at UH Downtown. The gallery is located on the third floor of the Girard Street Building, One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002.

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Brooklyn: Then & Now (but mostly now)

October 10, 2019 - October 13, 2019

For trip price and further information, please call 713-666-9000 or email registrar@houstonseminar.org

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Politics—Again!

October 15, 2019 - November 7, 2019
$35 – $120

Three Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29, and Thursday, November 7, 6:30–8:00 P.M., Covenant Church Fellowship Hall, 4949 Caroline, in the Museum District, 77004. Parking available behind the church and on adjacent side streets.

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20th Century Latin American Art: Collecting, Creating, Conserving

October 17, 2019 - November 21, 2019
$100

See individual course for instructions.

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Collecting: A Vision with Passion and Purpose

October 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$40

Thursday, October 17, 1:00–2:30 P.M. Private collection. Location will be given to subscribers. Limited enrollment.

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Katy Prairie: Splendor in the Grasslands

October 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
$90

Saturday, October 26, 9:30 A.M.–3:00 P.M. Location of bus departure will be given to subscribers.

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November 2019

Bob Dylan’s Landscapes of Time

November 5, 2019 - November 12, 2019
$35 – $60

Two Tuesdays, November 5 and 12, 6:30–8:00 P.M. Location will be given to subscribers.

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Creating: The Vison of Beatriz González, Modern Colombian Artist

November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$35

Friday, November 8, 10:00–11:30 A.M. Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet, 77005.

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Victorian Angels and Rebels

November 13, 2019 - November 20, 2019
$35 – $60

Two Wednesdays, November 13 and 20, 6:30–8:00 P.M. Location will be given to subscribers.

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Conserving: Visions of Latin American artists in the MFAH Conservation Lab

November 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$35

Thursday, November 21, 10:00–11:30 A.M. Conservation Lab at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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January 2020

A Primer on Public Education in Harris County

January 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Collaboration Capital, 3131 Eastside Street
Houston, TX 77098 United States
$35

Are our public PreK–12 schools preparing students for college, career, and a productive and satisfying life? Are we truly invested in public education? Civic institutions, city leaders, and private philanthropy…

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