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  • Let's Roam: Houston Museum District Scavenger Hunt

    Hermann Park
    5951 Fannin Street
    Houston, TX 77030
    Let's Roam: Houston Museum District Scavenger Hunt

    The largest city in Texas can feel like one great big museum. On this fun-filled Houston scavenger hunt, explore the Museum District and all its surrounding green spaces.Who is the city's heroic namesake? How many columns does it take to make a colonnade? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Houston!What You'll See: Museum District, Hermann Park, Clayton Library

  • Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers

    Holocaust Museum Houston
    9220 Kirby Dr #100
    Houston, TX 77054
    Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers

    The Gallery is personalized with testimony of Holocaust Survivors who later settled in the Houston area. These incredible individuals lived through a genocidal war that inflicted mass death on unprecedented numbers of innocent civilians. The Gallery features artifacts donated by the Holocaust Survivors, their descendants, liberators, and other collectors.

    The exhibit also educates visitors about Jewish and non-Jewish resistance efforts, including the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, prisoner revolts, sabotage, the partisan movement, displaced persons camps and life after the Holocaust.

    This Gallery is expanded and enhanced by bringing two of the Museum’s most important artifacts, the World War II era railcar and the 1940's Danish rescue boat, into the Museum facility. Featuring only state-of-the-art exhibits and technological advances, Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers includes the one-of-a-kind Edith and Josef Mincberg Destroyed Communities interactive exhibit and Dimensions in Testimony virtual conversations with Survivors.

  • Newton Know-How

    The Children's Museum
    1500 Binz Street
    Houston, TX 77004
    Newton Know-How

    Step into a world alive with action as you delve into force, friction, momentum, gravity and speed in the Newton Know-How! exhibit.  Whether  a rocket scientist or a dancer, we are all governed by the laws of motion. Come explore Isaac Newton's three laws of motion by testing methods to get golf ball trains through a Golf Ball Coaster, accelerating balls using gravity, building a domino pattern and watching dominoes fall in a chain reaction, generating kinetic energy as you launch balls into cups or defying gravity using angular momentum.

  • Super Sarap

    Asia Society Texas Center
    1370 Southmore Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77004
    Super Sarap

    In this free exhibition, artists Mik GaspayJeanne F. JalandoniCharlene Tan, and O.M. France Viana tackle cultural norms and common perceptions of Filipino culinary traditions. Spanning many media—including sculpture, photography, video, neon, and found objects—the exhibition revisits ordinary kitchen objects, ingredients, and dishes common in Filipino cooking. Viewers are invited to engage with the artists’ interpretations and treatments of rice cookers, decorative forks and spoons, and balikbayan (care packages), as well as ube (purple yam), langka (jackfruit), avocado, banana, guava, tapioca, and halo-halo (an ice cream-based dessert). Though the items are mundane, they are the vehicle through which the artists elicit personal and collective memories and offer cultural connections that go beyond the Philippine diaspora (more than 1 in 10 Filipinos lives outside the Philippines).

  • Apollo Art: 50 Year Retrospective

    Space Center Houston
    1601 E NASA Pkwy
    Houston, TX 77058
    Apollo Art: 50 Year Retrospective

    The exhibit includes drawings, glass works, and paintings from the collections of NASA and contributions from other current artists. These more than 30 works—ranging from the illustrative to the abstract—present a different view of the Apollo program that photos and films can’t capture.

    The exhibit will also feature Apollo-era artifacts not normally on public display.

  • Biophilia: A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science

    Houston Museum of Natural Science
    5555 Hermann Park Drive
    Houston, TX 77030
    Biophilia: A Dialogue of Nature, Art and Science

    HRISTOPHER MARLEY | BIOPHILIA: A Dialogue with Art, Nature and Science is an extensive art and multimedia sensory experience that unravels human’s intimate relationship with the natural world. The special exhibition opens at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on February 8, 2019.

  • Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw, Part II

    The Menil Collection
    1533 Sul Ross St
    Houston, TX 77006
    Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw, Part II

    For over thirty years drawing has been fundamental to the practice of contemporary American artist Roni Horn (b. 1955), whose work revolves around the mutability of identity and the fragility of place, time, and language. Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw presents a selected survey of the artist’s drawings from the early 1980s to her most recent work on paper. The presentation explores her unique technical approach of mark-marking with dense hues of pure pigment and her dynamic process of cutting and reassembling images and language. It will include a selection of large-scale and compositionally-complex works on paper, her series of saturated cadmium red drawings and an extensive group of cut photography, text and maps. This two-part exhibition will be the first museum exhibition devoted to Horn’s drawings in the United States.

    The second part of the exhibition, on view June 7–September 1, 2019, brings together a series of drawings that exemplify Horn’s innovative technique of cutting as a way of drawing. Bridging her interest in the precariousness of language with dismantling the image through cutting, Th Rose Prblm (2015-2016) and The Dog’s Chorus (2016) are intricately assembled accumulations of sliced and fragmented words. Combining well-known literary texts by Gertrude Stein and William Shakespeare with colloquial expressions, the works shape novel formulations and collaborations. Like all of Horn’s drawings, they do not record or represent what the artist sees in the world. Rather, the drawn marks create new spaces that, according to the artist, “take you through the world.”

  • William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    1001 Bissonnet
    Houston, TX 77005
    William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects

    This summer, the MFAH invites visitors to engage with the fundamental ideas of dance, weight, and movement in time. The immersive exhibition William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects blurs the lines between performance, sculpture, and installation.

    American dancer and choreographer William Forsythe is known for his groundbreaking combination of choreography, staging, lighting, and dance analysis. The artist (born 1949) has changed the landscape of contemporary dance with his focus on how the human body moves through space.

  • Ceramics Studio

    Galveston Arts Center
    2127 Strand st.
    Galveston, TX 77550
    Ceramics Studio

    An ongoing program with Cristal Aldrete for beginners or experts! Learn hand-building techniques in pottery, figurative sculpture, and glazing with earthenware clay. Create sculptural relief tiles, full 3-d sculpture, functional pottery and tableware, figures, and more. This course uses ancient methods that don’t require a potter’s wheel, including coil construction and slab-construction. Students will learn how to securely join corners and handles, make lids fit properly, and various kinds of surface treatments, textures and glazes.Bisque and glaze firings are scheduled at an off-site kiln regularly.

  • The Three Musketeers

    HUBBARD STAGE - ALLEY THEATRE
    Alley Theater, 615 Texas Ave
    Houston, TX 77002
    The Three Musketeers

    The swashbuckling classic!

    Young d'Artagnan is determined to be a Musketeer. The only problem is, girls aren't allowed. Or are they?

    Written in 1844 and adapted for the stage by Ivan Wilkinson, The Three Musketeers is set in Paris, France in the year 1626. Crime is rife, and the King's Musketeers are the most glamorous law enforcers and are known throughout the whole of France.

    D'Artagnan is a young girl who has grown up listening to the heroic stories of the Musketeers and, desperate to join them, disguises herself as a man and heads to Paris. She manages to befriend the King's three most favorite Musketeers, Athos, Aramis and Porthos, but before long, danger strikes and it comes in the form of evil Cardinal Richelieu and his wily sidekick? Milady de Winter, who have discovered that the Queen is having an affair with the Duke of Buckingham. and the four friends find themselves uncovering a deadly plot that could put the Queen and the whole of France in peril.

    Does this mean war with England? And will our heroes and heroine triumph? Get your tickets now to watch the plot, and all its duels and adventure unfold.

  • Murder for Two

    Stages Repertory Theatre
    3201 Allen Pkwy
    Houston, TX 77019
    Murder for Two

    The hit show that is selling out across the country is now coming to Houston! Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious murder mystery with a twist. One actor plays the investigator, the other plays all 13 suspects, and both play the piano throughout! A zany blend of classic musical comedy and madcap mystery, this whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

  • Invention Convention

    Children's Museum of Houston
    1500 Binz St
    Houston, TX 77004
    Invention Convention

    Step into a workshop of gadgets and gizmos where kids create, concoct and construct contraptions and use their imagination to become inventors!
    Dream-up and design in a workshop filled with half-finished contraptions, bins of spare parts, project tables, schematics and various instruments from floor to ceiling.

    Experiment with LEGO® bricks, propellers, magnets, batteries, switches and buzzers through facilitated, hands-on experiments and mini-workshops.