- April 26th, 2014
The Museum Experience April 2014
Zone 2 - Holocaust Museum Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, Weather Museum, Czech Center Museum Houston, Lawndale Art Center, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, DiverseWorks
10am to 4pm Celebrate Earth Day at the Weather Museum. There will be crafts and activities, seed plantings and a museum scavenger hunt. $5 admission for adults, $3 for children
10 am to 4pm Come and experience a live reenactment of “The Buffalo Soldiers Story” by Trooper Biggs (hourly) at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. Bring the entire family to experience history! $5 admission, $3 for students with ID.
10am to 4pm Connect to heritage and history at the Czech Center Museum Houston. Enjoy a movie about the land of the Slavs. Free admission.
10am to 5pm Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft for the Annual Gathering of the Guilds. Local craft artists will demonstrate pottery, handweaving, woodturning, blacksmithing, beading, metalsmithing, doll making, and more. Free admission.
10am to 5pmLawndale Art Center hosts Design Fair 2014 a marketplace featuring cutting-edge contemporary design along with vintage modern objects of the 20th century. The Texas Co-Op, a special section of the Fair, features individual Texas-based designers offering one-of-a-kind products. New this year - a series of short, informal talks will highlight different design projects from all over the city. $5 admission.
11am to 5pm Come explore Asia Society Texas Center! Listen to animal fables and storytelling by the Aga Khan Council, join an Asian fantasy character design workshop by YangsookTry, hear a Carnatic music performance by Prema Bhat, enjoy South Asian-themed crafts in the activity zone, and much more! Free admission.
At Noon, 1pm, and 2pm Hear from Holocaust survivors as they discuss their experiences during the Nazi era in Eastern Europe at the Holocaust Museum Houston. Free admission.
Noon-4pm Join artist Sarah Gish as she walks all of Zone 2 in search of what ignites people’s lives as part of her IGNITE YOUR LIFE! project. She’ll be looking to interview or photograph guests about what ignites their lives!
Noon to 6pmDiverseWorks invites you to experience a multi-media installation by Los Angeles-based artist Wu Tsang. Tsang is an award-winning filmmaker and performer, who explores the relationship between self, identity, and the narratives that construct them. Evoking “amateur sci-fi” stories, his new project takes as a point of departure the question of underground/sub-cultures within a trans-national context.
Noon to 6pm Explore two new exhibits at the Houston Museum of African American Culture. Kingdom of Gold: Photographs of Ghana by Ellen Kaplowitz captures the crowning of King of Ashanti and Cross Section: Latino Artists in Texas, a sampling of contemporary art being created by younger Latino artists across the Lone Star State. Free admission.