The David B. Warren Symposium

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."

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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"
October 25–27, 2013


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.