2012-13 Lecture Series
A Journey through the History of Houston: Building Modern Houston
Author and Professor: Anna Mod
Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 2:00-4:00pm - Samuel Metters Auditorium
New from Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Building Modern Houston by local author Anna Mod. This pictorial history boasts more than 200 vintage images and provides readers with a unique opportunity to reconnect with the history that shaped their community.
Cinema Houston: From Nickelodeon to Megaplex
Author: David Welling
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 2:00-4:00pm - Samuel Metters Auditorium
Over the last century, Houston has had over 250 theatres and more than 25 drive-ins, half of those constructed before 1950. Today, only a handful of those original theatres stand. Only one has survived intact from the twenties, most being either torn down or converted in the name of progress. David Welling is a writer and graphic designer who has written articles for such publications as the Houston Post and the Houston Press. He has been affiliated with the Art Director's Club of Houston (ADCH), the Writers’ League of Texas, and the Houston Society of Illustrators (HSI).
A Conversation with Clyde Porter, FAIA, IIDA, NCARB, NOMA
Thursday, February 14, 2013, 2:00-4:00pm - Samuel Metters Auditorium
A graduate of Prairie View A&M University in 1967 with a degree in Industrial Arts Education, and a Masters in Architecture, Clyde Porter, FAIA, is the recipient of the 2009 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award. Based in Dallas, Porter is the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of Facilities and District Architect for the Dallas Community College District (DCCCD) where he has been instrumental in overseeing more than $5 billion worth of design and construction projects for the district. Prior to DCCCD, Porter served as the chief architect for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit $2.9 billion transportation project.
The History of African Americans in Texas - 500 Years
Michael Hurd, Author and Co-Editor-in-Chief, Texas Black History Preservation Project
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 2:00-4:00pm - Samuel Metters Auditorium
Fair Park Deco: Art & Architecture of the Texas Centennial Exposition
Authors: Jim Parsons and David Bush
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 2:00-4:00pm - Samuel Metters Auditorium
Fair Park Deco is the first in-depth look at the design of the Texas Centennial Exposition. Lavishly illustrated with vintage images and original photography by the authors, Jim Parsons and David Bush, the book tells the story of how government agencies, civic leaders, private groups, artists, architects and laborers came together to create an epic celebration of all that is Texas.