The Czech Center Museum Houston is one of many institutions excited to welcome guests back after a long year of restrictions and closures. To celebrate the summer, they have a fun lineup of exhibits planned.
The museum is an art and cultural museum with art installations dedicated to the experiences of the Czech and Slovak people. In addition, they celebrate any people who came to America in search of a better life.
New Czech Center Museum Houston Exhibits
The museum has revamped its permanent exhibit into an art installation called Color Over the Border. The exhibit focuses on the process of Czech immigration to the United States, especially through Texas. Visitors to the museum will learn about the Czech immigration experience through murals, traditional clothing, and interactive lessons. The best part? Visitors can also enjoy a cold Czech beer while taking in the exhibit. Pilsners are Czech in origin, so if you’re a fan, you’ll be in luck.
(Fun fact: kolaches are Czech, too—but the ones we know and love bear very little resemblance to the original.)
Another long-running exhibit you might want to check out is the Surviving Through Art exhibit. The collection is based around the artwork of young people during the Holocaust and how it helped them to survive.
This exhibit is part of the Creative Activism Project, a workshop the Czech Center Museum Houston developed. The goal of the workshop is to provide young people (grades 6 through 12) with an arts education in the context of bigotry, injustice, and historical oppression, and to give them creative tools to express their feelings and concerns using art. These workshops are now available online or in-person.
The museum also recently launched the Open Classical Artist Series, which will feature free musical performances by Czech and Slovak classical artists.
When: The museum is open Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: It’s located at 4920 San Jacinto Street, Houston, TX, 77004
How Much: General admission is $3 for youth (13-18) and $6 for adults. Right now you can get 35% discount on a guided tour for 2 adults!
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