Ideas for Tours and Talks
Art is truly enjoyed more when context can be provided!
Here are some interesting ideas for art tours and talks:
Houston Art Tours
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (www.crafthouston.org)
HCCC is a free museum that highlights works done by current artists in the areas of craft. Exhibitions change several times a year. There are also on-site studios with working artists available to answer questions for visitors.
The Menil Collection (www.menil.org)
The Main Building offers a vast array of modern art, particularly a world-class Surrealism collection. The content in the galleries is changed often. A guided tour of this museum is helpful, as there is minimal wall text for the works and there are not on-site docents available.
These are two of the sites in the Menil Collection, a wonderful outing when seen together. Tour would begin with a talk outside of the Rothko Chapel (no talking permitted inside), after which one can view the art. After being inside the Chapel for 10-15 minutes, we debrief and discuss the effect. Next, walk or drive the few blocks to Richmond Hall, home of light sculptures by Dan Flavin. We will discuss this medium and the different feel that the two sites create. This outing shows off two contrasting and powerful works - and is something unusual and fun!
Other interesting art ideas:
Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston
Private Collection viewings
Public Art (Discovery Green, etc.)
I present art talks to all kinds of organizations:
School and camp groups
Presentations can be in-person or virtual. I have a broad variety of topics and will be able to provide all necessary materials for the presentation. Some examples of my presentation topics:
ISMs – Explaining the different periods of art
Hold Your Horses: American Western Art
Art Mediums: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking & Sculpture
Many more topics are available. Let me create a customized talk and tour for your group!