Enjoy discussions—inspired by Rienzi—on September 16 & 17, 2017.

Due to recent weather events, the first talk has been relocated to Bayou Bend’s Kilroy Visitor and Education Center at a new time, 2 p.m.; the second lecture takes place as scheduled at the MFAH in Brown Auditorium Theater, located in the Museum’s Law Building.



Past Events in This Series

The Art of the Folly: Painshill Park and the 18th-Century English Garden

Mark Laird discusses the restoration of an 18th-century landscape garden at Painshill Park in Surrey, England—including the reconstruction of fantastical garden structures, or “follies.”

In Conversation: The Historic Garden Today

Gardens and landscaping expert Bart Brechter shares an afternoon of conversation with historic-landscape scholar Mark Laird.
Please note that this lecture’s originally scheduled time and location have changed. The event now takes place at 2 p.m. at Bayou Bend’s Kilroy Visitor and Education Center at 6003 Memorial Drive.