Take a Trip with The Textile Museum!
Museums, Collectors, and Quilts of Houston
October 31 – November 3, 2013
(with optional extension through November 4)
Photo courtesy of the International Quilt Festival.
Join fellow Textile Museum members for an exclusive tour of the artistic treasures of America’s fourth largest city! This trip will coincide with the International Quilt Festival—the world’s largest quilt show—that boasts over 500 exhibitors and special displays of more than 1,500 quilts and works of textile art. Enjoy luxury accommodations and premier dining experiences as you explore the quilt festival, local galleries, museums, and the homes of private textile collectors.
Thursday, October 31
Arrive in Houston and check into Hotel ZaZa (5701 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005) in the city’s Museum District in time for a 5 p.m. special welcome reception. Enjoy a private dinner with trip participants and hosts in a nearby restaurant. (D)
Friday, November 1
Begin the day exploring the amazing 2013 International Quilt Festival. After lunch on your own at the Quilt Festival, visit The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) for a curator-led tour of the gold collection and an opportunity to explore their fascinating collections on your own, or remain to the festival (individual choice for afternoon activity). Attend a private cocktail reception at the home of Barbara and Paul Schwartz, a Textile Museum Trustee, followed by dinner at RDG + Bar Annie. (D)
Saturday, November 2
Spend the morning at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft to take a private tour of the “Sprawl” and other exhibitions. Afterward, join former Executive Director Mary Welch on a special tour of the Rothko Chapel, a mid-century icon of American art. Enjoy a barbecue lunch at Goode's Armadillo Palace, then visit the Morgan collection of contemporary art and stop nearby at the home of Keisha and Felix Phillips, a member of The Textile Museum Advisory Council, to view their textile collection. A visit to the home of Lester Marks to view his private collection will complete the afternoon. In the evening, attend a private cocktail reception at the home of President of The Textile Museum Board of Trustees Bruce P. Baganz and his wife Terry Baganz, followed by dinner at a Houston restaurant. (L, D)
Photo courtesy of the Menil Collection.
Sunday, November 3
Enjoy a jazz brunch at Brennan’s Restaurant, a Houston institution, and then on to the celebrated Menil Collection with an exclusive tour of their collections by staff and art historian Bill Camfield. Our visit will include the Dan Flavin light installation. The bus will then return to the hotel. Depart Houston for home, or join the optional trip extension.* (B/L)
*Optional Trip Extension:
Sunday, November 3
Stay on in the afternoon to visit the Bayou Bend Collection―the spectacular former home and gardens of Ima Hogg, member of one of Texas’ most important families―for a docent-led tour of her meticulously assembled collection of American decorative arts. Then visit the Rice University James Turrell Skyspace at sunset, followed by dinner on your own.
Monday, November 4
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the MFAH storage facility with Curator of Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design Cindi Strauss. Then check out of the hotel and depart (or stay up to two additional nights at Hotel ZaZa at the same group rate).
Please note that the itinerary, activities, and collection representatives are subject to change, with or without advance notice. Updates to the itinerary will be provided as details are confirmed.
Optional trip extension through Monday, November 4: Add $150
Pricing covers transportation by private bus to all venues, all museum admission and tour fees, and the meals specified in the itinerary above. Key of meals included in trip pricing: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
How to Register
Space is still available. To secure your place on the trip, call (202) 667-0441, ext. 63 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a registration form that can be returned with payment. Please note that to participate in this trip, membership at the Supporter level is required. You can join or upgrade while making your reservation.
Travel and Accommodations
Each participant must make their own travel and hotel arrangements. However, travelers are encouraged to book their rooms at Hotel ZaZa, the location from which the private bus will pick up and drop off participants. Through October 1, trip participants can take advantage of The Textile Museum group rate of $185/night ($259/night for a luxury suite). Early booking is advised. To make a reservation, call (713) 526-1991 or (888) 880-3244 and request The Textile Museum Room Block. Participants are responsible for covering all hotel fees and travel to and from the Houston area, including transfer to and from the hotel.