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Clockwise, from left, all from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Meade Brothers, Samuel Houston, 1851, daguerreotype, gift of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. in honor of the firm’s 75th anniversary / Samuel Bell, Cup, c. 1854, silver, the Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Alice C. Simkins in memory of Alice and Mike Hogg / John Woodhouse Audubon, lithography by John T. Bowen, Texian Hare (Lepus Texianus), 1848, hand-colored lithograph, the Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Bennie Green in memory of her husband, Joe M. Green, Jr. / Thomas Flintoff, Catholic Church, Houston, Texas, 1852, watercolor on paper, the Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Cynthia and Anthony G. Petrello in honor of Carena Petrello / Conrad Caspar Rordorf , lithography by Friedrich Julius Tempeltey, Panorama Der Stadt Neu-Braunfels In Texas aufgenommen von der Südwestseite im Sommer 1847, 1851, lithograph, the Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Rose Cullen in honor of Harry H. Cullen, co-chairman of “One Great Night in November, 1998.”

The 4th Biennial David B. Warren Symposium

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive Map & Directions

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

The 4th Biennial David B. Warren Symposium on American Material Culture and the Texas Experience "Itinerant and Immigrant Artists and Artisans in 19th-Century Texas"

The weekend symposium resumes, following Friday evening's keynote address, with four presentations from distinguished scholars who place the contributions of itinerant and immigrant Texas artists and artisans in a national and international context.

The cost of the symposium includes admission to all four Saturday presentations, the Friday keynote address and reception, a boxed lunch on Saturday, and a Saturday afternoon reception at Bayou Bend (transportation provided between the MFAH campus and Bayou Bend). For a complete itinerary and more information, visit or call 713.639.7759. Tickets for individual lectures are not sold separately.

As of July 1, the 2013 David Warren Symposium is generously supported by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; William J. Hill; Marilyn Lummis; Bobbie and John Nau; The Summerlee Foundation; Nancy Glanville Jewell; the Texas Historical Foundation; Friends of the Texas Governor’s Mansion; and Jane Karotkin.