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David B. Warren Symposium: The Power of Place: Defining Material Culture in Pre-1900 Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest
One of the greatest cultural treasures in the state of Texas, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is renowned for its superb collection of American and Texas decorative arts and paintings. Established by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to honor Bayou Bend’s founding director emeritus, the David B. Warren Symposium has been presented biennially since 2007. Each symposium addresses different aspects of the theme “American Material Culture and the Texas Experience.” The goal is an ongoing forum that examines pre-1900 Texas, as well as the Lower South and Southwest, through the lens of American material culture.

The 2021 symposium explores how geography and landscape interacted with material culture and visual art in Texas and nearby states, whether on a local, state, or regional scale.

The symposium is free to attend. For a complete schedule of speakers and topics, please visit www.mfah.org/dbwsymposium.
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