Events Calendar

Event Information:

  • Sat

    Behind the Scenes Tour of Glassell School of Art

    10:00 - 11:00 amMembers-Only RSVP

    Join VAA on Saturday, July 28th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM for a
    *VAA members-only exclusive tour of the new Glassell School of Art which is scheduled to begin it's new fall classes in August.

    The special tour will be led be the Dean of the studio school and highly esteemed Houston artist, Mr. Patrick Palmer.

    Photo by Richard Barnes

    The architecturally stunning Glassell School of Art on Montrose, in the heart of the museum district, opened it's doors in May of 2018.  The 93,000 square foot building designed by Steven Holl Architects is a series of alternating soaring concrete panels and panes of glass, set in a rhythm of verticals and slight angles.  The interior spaces, including the classrooms are bathed in a natural light that would incite a happy dance from any artist, no matter their medium. The expansive skyline views from the rooftop should not be missed either as they are no less than spectacular! This new Houston landmark with it's exceptional environment should soon be in the ranking as an internationally sought after destination for students eager to learn more from Glassell's accomplished instructors and impressive curriculum.

    Don't miss this VAA members-only insider tour!

    *You must be a VAA member to attend the tour.
    If you'd like to become a VAA member, click here.

    A very special thanks to Mr. Patrick Palmer for sharing his knowledge and unique insights with Houston's VAA and especially for so graciously volunteering his time. As previously mentioned, Patrick is also a busy artist at Sawyer Yards in Houston.  His studio is B9 in Winter Street; be sure to stop in and check out his incredible art during second Saturday events. Visit the Patrick Palmer website.

    Meet us in the main gallery.

    Glassell School of Art
    5101 Montrose Blvd
    Houston, TX 77006