Annual Meetings

The Texas-Mexico Chapter meets twice a year, once in the spring at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference and once in the fall at our Chapter Meeting.


2019 Annual Chapter Meeting

Houston, Texas

October 18-20, 2019

Downtown Houston

Please join us at the ARLIS/NA Texas-Mexico Chapter fall meeting in Houston, Texas, October 18 – 20, 2019!

This year’s conference will provide opportunities for chapter members to visit Houston art libraries and museums and catch up with fellow TXMX colleagues. The weekend’s tours and activities will be centered in the vibrant and diverse Houston Museum District. Continuing in its 4th year, the chapter Research Roundtable presents a great opportunity to hear about research and projects undertaken at chapter members’ institutions. 



Registration is now open through October 4th!

Visit the EventBrite page to register:

2019 Texas-Mexico Chapter Meeting EventBrite Registration


  • Registration (US Residents): $40.00
  • Registration (Mexico Residents, Students, and Retirees): $30.00

The registration rate for US residents does not include 2020 chapter membership dues. Individuals may join or renew both chapter and national memberships using the new bundled option via the ARLIS/NA membership* page. 

The registration rate for Mexico residents, students, and retirees includes 2020 chapter membership dues. Individuals may join or renew national membership via the ARLIS/NA membership* page. 

*The ARLIS/NA membership platform’s join, renew, and update profile functions are temporarily unavailable, but will be restored soon.



We do not have an official hotel for this meeting, so attendees should arrange accommodations on their own. Below is a list of hotels within a reasonable distance from all event venues.

Hotel ZaZa, Houston Museum District, 5701 Main StHouston, TX 77005-1824

Wyndham Houston, Medical Center Hotel and Suites, 6800 Main StHouston, TX 77030
Modern B&B, 4003 Hazard St, Houston, 77098
Extended Stay America, Houston Medical Center, 1301 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks, 2712 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098
Best Western Plus Downtown Inn & Suites, 915 W Dallas, Houston, TX 77019
Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002



Complete agenda with details about parking, meeting spots, and more.

Friday October 18

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm: Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation tour, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    • Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the tour (by 12:55 pm).
    • Meeting spot: Ground floor by the elevators in the lobby of the Museum Visitor Center/Fannin Parking Garage (5600 Fannin St.)
  • 2:30 – 4:00 pm: Prints and Ceramics from Little Egypt Enterprises exhibition talk and tour with Pete Gershon, Glassell School of Art, MFAH
    • Meeting spot: Ground floor by the central stairs, Glassell School of Art Auditorium (5101 Montrose Blvd.) 
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm: Chapter Welcome Happy Hour (Optional), Tropicales
    • Meeting spot: Tropicales (2132 Bissonnet St.)
  • Dinner on your own

Suggested dinner spots nearby: Lucille’s, Bodega’s Taco Shop, Fia’s, Barnaby’s, Fadi’s, MF Sushi, the Pit Room


  • 6:15 – 7:30 pm: Join colleagues for a casual walk over to Rice University to see James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. (Optional)
    • Weather permitting. If this is canceled due to the weather forecast, we will notify by email early Friday afternoon.
    • Meeting spot: Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Column (Glassell School of Art Plaza). We will depart at 6:15 pm. This is a 25-minute walk, so plan accordingly. We will also walk back to MFAH campus from Rice.

Saturday, October 19

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am: Menil Collection Library tour with Lauren Gottlieb-Miller and Donna McClendon
    • Meeting spot: Main Building, The Menil Collection (1533 Sul Ross St.)
  • Lunch on your own.

Suggested lunch spots nearby: Menil Bistro, Good Dog, Lua Viet Kitchen, Buff Burger, Oui Bahn Mi, Night Heron, West Alabama Ice House & Tacos Tierra Caliente

  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: The Printing Museum tour with Director of Education and Interpretation Ji You
    • Meeting Spot: The Printing Museum (1324 W Clay St.)
  • 7:00 pm: Chapter Dinner Reservation, El Real (Optional)
    • Please email Sunyoung Park by 5:00 pm, Monday, October 14th to let us know if you plan to go.) 
    • Meeting spot: El Real (1201 Westheimer Rd.)

Sunday, October 20

  • 9:45 – 11:30 am: Research Roundtable, Hirsch Library, Caroline Wiess Law Building, MFAH
    • Breakfast and light refreshments will be available starting at 9:45, so feel free to arrive early to get food and refreshments before presentations begin at 10:00 am.
    • Meeting spot: Enter the Caroline Wiess Law Building using the Montrose Street (west) entrance. Agenda includes map with entrance starred. You will need to sign in as a visitor. A coordinator will be stationed at the entrance to direct you to the library. 
  • 11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Chapter Business Meeting, Hirsch Library, MFAH

Research Roundtable

  • Visual Literacy Is Information Literacy: Active Learning Helps Students Teach Themselves to Evaluate Images and Their Sources

Shari Salisbury, Reference Librarian / Subject Specialist for Art & Art History, The University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Using Photos as Data: How Students Speak through the Camera Lens to Identify Space Needs

Tina Budzise-Weaver, Associate Professor and Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, Texas A&M University

  • Material Order: A Consortium-based Catalog for Design Material Collections

Mark Pompelia, Visual + Material Resource Librarian, Rhode Island School of Design

  • William J. Hill Texas Artisans and Artists Archive

Michelle Johnson, Project Manager, William J. Hill Texas Artisans & Artists Archive

  • Waxahachie Architecture

Margaret Culbertson, Powell Library, Bayou Bend Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

  • Reference Refresh at the Dallas Museum of Art

Jenny Stone, Librarian, Dallas Museum of Art

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We look forward to seeing you in Houston!

Planning Committee:

Helen Lueders

Joel Pelanne

Lauren Gottlieb-Miller

Sunyoung Park

If you have any questions, please contact Chapter President Sunyoung Park (713-639-7322).