In the ongoing “Conversations with the Director” series, Gary Tinterow, Director, The Margaret Alkek Williams Chair, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, engages an eclectic roster of guests in one-on-one conversations about the arts. 

In this edition, author Michael Shnayerson joins Tinterow for a discussion about Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art. The program highlights the meteoric growth of the contemporary art market, and the global network of dealers, artists, and collectors that propelled the industry to extraordinary heights.

A longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Shnayerson is the author of eight nonfiction books, including The Contender, Coal River, and The Car That Could

• A book signing precedes the program, in the North Foyer at 5:30 p.m.

$35 Adults ($25 for MFAH members)
$15 Youth (13–18) and Students (19+)
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MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from:

Jerold B. Katz Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sharon G. Dies
Sterling-Turner Foundation
Houston Junior Woman’s Club
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Susan Vaughan Foundation
CFP Foundation
Joe Barnhart Foundation
Cockrell Family Fund
Ann and John Bookout
Tilman Fertitta Family
Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone
William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust
Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation
The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
Learning Ninjas
Texas Commission on the Arts
Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III
Humanities Texas
Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell
Marilyn G. Lummis
Mary Lynn and Steve Marks
John L. Nau III
Strake Foundation
The Summerlee Foundation
Isla Carroll Turner Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler
Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation
International Fine Print Dealers Association
Polly and Murry Bowden
Nancy and James Gordon
Lubrizol Foundation
and additional generous donors.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.