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HMDA Zone 3 Museum Experience

HOUSTON – Summer’s Museum Experience, returns July 29, showcasing a trio of district museums within an easily walkable three-block footprint. The featured museums of Zone 3; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), The Jung Center, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) invite guests to view masterworks, make personalized art, and interact with site-specific installations.

In addition to free general admission in Zone 3 all day, families may participate in a variety of art making activities for all ages, practice Laughter Yoga,and plan for lunch with food trucks stationed at CAMH and the MFAH South Lawn. Relax in the Cullen Sculpture Garden and seek cool sanctuary at community partner site, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

All district museums are open during regular hours with Museum Experience programs from 10 am to 4pm. METRO light rail has several dedicated stops in the district; park once and ride, walk or use b-cycle stations located throughout the district and Hermann Park. Go to www.mfah.org/parkingfor parking and transportation options.

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ZONE 3 Programming – Saturday, July 29, 2017

CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON #CAMH and @camhouston
5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas

10:00 am – 6:00 pm: Cool off at CAMH by experiencing two immersive exhibitions: Atlas, Plural, Monumental, featuring interactive artworks and the colorful, imaginative A Better Yesterday.
11:00am – 3:00 pm: Contribute to a collaborative paper and tape environment inspired by the imaginative worlds and alternate realities created in A Better Yesterday.
Experience Typewriter Rodeo, a quartet of poem-makers from Austin who create custom, on-the-spot poems on any topic you choose using vintage manual typewriters. Carry away a one-of-a-kind typed memento of your day at the museum! The Moon Rooster taco truck and Froeschl’s Ice Cream will be on site to satisfy lunchtime cravings.
1:00pm – 5:00 pm:Pick up an Art Guide, take a FAQ Team-led tour, make an original work of art using whatever is in your pocket, and contribute a poster, love note, or want ad to the public monument The Commons!Engage with Public Trust, a participatory artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise.

THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON #JungHouston
5200 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas

10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Come to The Jung Center and find out how creating art can bring calm and focus to everyday life. Explore the abstract art ofZentangle® at an ongoing mini-workshop.
10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Sift through hundreds of images to create a keepsake collage the reflects your unique personality.
12:30 pm – 1 pm: Learn to use journaling as a tool for insight and clarity.
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Outwit stress with Laughter Yoga.

THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON #MFAH
1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX

10:00 am – 7:00 pm: Visitors enjoy free general admission as well as the opportunity to see three ticketed exhibitions currently on view.Go to mfah.org/tickets/ for advance tickets to Ron Mueck, PipilottiRist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish, andPaint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Law Building:Families can plan their visit to the MFAH in the Kinder Foundation Education Center, a staffed library with books suitable for all ages.

2:00 pm, Beck Building: Take a free guided tour that highlights the diverse array of art in the museum’s permanent collection.

3:00 pm, Beck Building:  Join a free tour of award-winning photographs by Fazel Sheikh, whose work focuses on communities in Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East.

ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
5501 Main Street, Houston, Texas

Open House,10 am to 4 pm:Docent-led and self-guided tours of this historical sanctuary; named one of the ’50 Best – or Iconic – Buildings’ in Houston by the Houston Chronicle. Visit the green at any time to walk the Bankston Green Labyrinth, featured in Houstonia magazine as one of the ’50 best ways to stay calm and cool’ in Houston.

The Museum Experiencecreates walkable zones within the city that help visitors navigate through the area and experience the museums in a personal way. Each zone showcases a handful of museums at a time, complete with special programming and community partners including a First Aid Station provided by Park Plaza Hospital. The Museum Experience events happen during normal museum hours giving visitors ample time to explore. Although selected museums are featured in each zone, all museums in the District are open during their regular Saturday times.

Houston Museum District Association  works collaboratively with 19 nonprofit museums within a 1.5-mile radius of the Mecom Fountain. Formed in 1997, HMDA is committed to making cultural arts accessible to all; providing unparalleled opportunities for education, inspiration and recreation.

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Jun 28,2017: Art Exhibit “This is Houston. Pages From My Sketchbook”

Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” presents

Art Exhibit “This is Houston. Pages From My Sketchbook”

by Maksim Koloskov

When: April 7 – June 30, 2017

Opening Reception and meeting with the artist: Friday, April 7, 7:30p.m.

Maksim Koloskov is a graduate of famous architecture school – Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy) – MarchI. He lives in Houston since 1995.

 Maksim is the author of the beautiful murals on the exterior walls of the Russian Cultural Center.

The upcoming exhibit will showcase his city drawings.

You rarely will see Maksim Koloskov without a sketchbook with him. Maksim enjoys doing quick sketches wherever he is, and whatever catches his eye.

He might pause for few minutes of sketching while walking on a street, or pull out sketchbook standing in a line in grocery store to sketch an interesting character, or at the rock concert standing next to the stage.

Most of the drawings done with ink and watercolor.

For this show Maksim has selected sketches which he did mostly around Houston downtown, where he works in architectural design company Rottet Studio.

 

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Howard Hughes unveils new master-planned community north of Houston

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Luke’s Icehouse in Houston sold

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Jun 27,2017: Copart Auto Auction and Sale in HOUSTON, TX

Salvage Vehicles for sale at Copart HOUSTON, TX auto auction on June, 27. Find damaged cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats on sale at GreenSalvage. Join live auction : http://bit.ly/2ssQM4Q

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6 questions with Rice University's first female dean who's retiring after 31 years

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Sears reportedly adds 2 Houston-area stores to closure list

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Jun 26,2017: Art Exhibit “This is Houston. Pages From My Sketchbook”

Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” presents

Art Exhibit “This is Houston. Pages From My Sketchbook”

by Maksim Koloskov

When: April 7 – June 30, 2017

Opening Reception and meeting with the artist: Friday, April 7, 7:30p.m.

Maksim Koloskov is a graduate of famous architecture school – Moscow Architectural Institute (State Academy) – MarchI. He lives in Houston since 1995.

 Maksim is the author of the beautiful murals on the exterior walls of the Russian Cultural Center.

The upcoming exhibit will showcase his city drawings.

You rarely will see Maksim Koloskov without a sketchbook with him. Maksim enjoys doing quick sketches wherever he is, and whatever catches his eye.

He might pause for few minutes of sketching while walking on a street, or pull out sketchbook standing in a line in grocery store to sketch an interesting character, or at the rock concert standing next to the stage.

Most of the drawings done with ink and watercolor.

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M.D. Anderson UTHealth grad school gets $10.5M donation

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