A registration fee of $25 includes a continental breakfast Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 - 9:30am, as well as the General Reception on Monday. Guests may register by using the registration form in this Program. The breakfasts are limited to registered guests only and guests must wear the name badges for admittance.
Mary Vernon, a painter and a professor of art at the Southern Methodist University, an exhibitor in 7 solo and 30 group exhibitions and a speaker who lectures nationally on art and artists will speak on Tuesday at the breakfast. The topic will be "The Unfathomable Human Body: Is Fashion a Plot to Make Us All Look Bad? Or Is it Something We Have Done to Ourselves?"
At 10:00am, the group will be met at the hotel to begin a day of sightseeing in Dallas. Our first stop will be the 6th Floor Exhibit for a look at the event that moved the world, the assassination of President Kennedy. The exhibit depicts JFK's life, legacy and the impact his life and death had on the world. Tour members may also take a brief stroll on the grassy knoll and get a glimpse of where the motorcade traveled. Next, the group will enjoy a delightful lunch at Landry's, located in the West End Historic District. This area is known for its nightlife and offers a variety of restaurants and shops. After lunch, depart for a Dallas city tour, featuring John Neely Bryan's log cabin (the founder of Dallas), Old Red Courthouse, Pioneer Plaza, Dallas City Hall, Dallas Farmers Market, Old City Park, the original Neiman Marcus store, Arts District, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and more. Estimated return is 4:00pm.
At 1:00pm, the group will begin an unforgettable afternoon of cultural highlights. Start with a behind the scenes look of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Hall (depending on availability) to learn why this world class state-of-the-art facility is known for its acoustics, organ and fine features. Next, visit the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas's 60-acre downtown Arts District. We will see collections encompassing nearly every culture in human history. The Museum houses important collections of European and American paintings and sculpture, postware American arts, decorative arts, Asian, pre-Columbian and African art. The Museum also features the Wendy Reves Exhibit. Then, continue on to the African-American Museum in Fair Park to explore the African-American experience through numerous exhibits and displays, historical artifacts, art and folk art, a Texas black women's archive and a black religious center. Estimated return is 5:00pm.