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Design Fair Lecture “Eric Cohler Design, NYC: A Collector on Collecting”

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Please note: 1stdibs founder Michael Bruno—originally scheduled to present this lecture—is unable to be in Houston on April 24. Speaking in his place is designer, historian, and writer Eric Cohler, of Eric Cohler Design in New York City.

"A Collector on Collecting"
Eric Cohler started collecting art when he was 18 years old. He has since amassed a collection of more than 500 pieces, ranging from Egyptian tomb figures to seminal contemporary artists including Damien Hirst, David Salle, and Cindy Sherman. Tonight, Cohler talks about how he began his collection and discusses the interiors of great American art collectors. As Cohler says, "It's all in the mix."

A reception follows. Questions? E-mail

Admission to this event is free. Secure your seats in advance! Tickets are available three ways: online (use your own printer); by phone at 713.639.7771; or at any MFAH admissions desk.

This lecture is presented as part of Design Fair 2013, in partnership with the MFAH Design Council. The annual Design Fair at Lawndale Art Center features vintage modern objects of the 20th century, as well examples of cutting-edge contemporary design. For more information about this year’s fair, click here.