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PP to Host Special Cocktails & Accreditations Happy Hour and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Tour

by User Not Found | Sep 27, 2017
Personal property members are invited to attend a Cocktails & Accreditations Happy Hour event on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 4:00-5:00pm CT in Houston, Texas at the Hilton Americans-Houston Room 336A. This casual conference kick-off is designed for personal property members of all levels to discuss and inquire about the new online reaccreditation process, AM to ASA advancement and also about membership benefits. A brief, overview presentation will explain the new process and share impactful information. Come to also meet new ASA Candidates and share some insight.

The discipline is also scheduled to host a Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Tour on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 after the joint ASA 2017 Advanced Business Valuation and International Appraisers Conferences in Houston, TX. RSVP to Lisa Perry (

Founded in 1900, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) is the oldest art museum in Texas. The Museum is among the 10 largest museums in the U.S. and has assembled a large and impressive art collection spanning 6,000 years. The MFAH’s collection of over 62,000 works of art constitutes an exceptional resource for learning about the visual arts from a global perspective.

General admission fees to the museum range from $10 - $15 per person, with AAM members receiving complimentary general admission; and $13 - $18 for admission to The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta exhibit. Members will be responsible for their own admission fees upon arrival and will freely tour the collections for 3 hours. Complimentary transportation will be provided by TYart, Museum Quality Art Services, Houston. (depart the hotel at 1:45pm; return to hotel by or before 5:30pm)

Additional Details on the Museum of Fine Arts
The two main buildings of the museum are connected by the underground James Turrell Tunnel. Major strengths lie in the areas of Italian Renaissance painting, French Impressionism, photography, American and European decorative arts, African and pre-Columbian gold, American art, and the post-1945 European and American painting and sculpture. Other strengths include African-American art, an internationally recognized Frederic Remington Collection, and Texas painting. Emerging collection interests encompass the areas of modern and contemporary Latin American art, Asian art, antiquities, and works on paper.

Traveling Exhibit: The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta celebrates the illustrious life and career of the renowned fashion designer. The exhibition showcases nearly 70 ensembles sourced from de la Renta’s corporate and personal archives; the archives of French label Pierre Balmain; private lenders; and the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibit highlights recurring themes, including the impact of Spain, Russia, China, Japan, and the garden on his designs. Displayed along with paintings and decorative arts from the MFAH collections, the creations offer a window into de la Renta’s world through a range of looks, from elegant daywear to resplendent evening gowns.

The ensembles are presented in four thematic sections, beginning with one of the most significant influences on de la Renta’s life: Spain, where he launched his career. The exhibition culminates in a look at gowns once worn by fashion icons, dignitaries, and celebrities, including Laura Bush, Penelope Cruz, Kirsten Dunst, Karlie Kloss and Lynn Wyatt.