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The Phillips Collection's Art-Filled Weekend in Houston
October 18-20, 2002

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Education Director Beth Schneider showed us some of the museum's highlights, including "The Luncheon of the Boating Party" in an unfamiliar location. Beth was familiar with the Phillips' holdings, having previously been with the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. hosted us for lunch in their home. Mr. Glassell is Chairman Emeritus and a Life Trustee of the MFAH. He is not only a collector of art and of gold artwork from Africa and South America,

he also has held the record for catching the largest black marlin, 1560 pounds, for nearly fifty years. You may not realize that you have seen that fish—it was the one Spencer Tracy fought in "The Old Man and the Sea."

Later that afternoon we visited private collections at the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace S. Wilson, (Mrs. Wilson is Chair of the MFAH Board and a Life Trustee.) and Mr. and Mrs. Meredith J. Long (Mrs. Long is a Life Trustee.).

Saturday evening Mrs. Caroline Wiess Law hosted us in her home for dinner (Mrs. Long is a Life Trustee.).

We were welcomed by Peter C. Marzio, Director of the MFAH, and former director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Before and after dinner we admired Mrs. Law's many works of art:

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