Image from Hong Hong's exhibit

Image courtesy: Asia Society Texas

 

Interested in museum exhibits and cultural events in Houston? Now that public spaces have opened up with proper safety precautions in place, a good way to spend your free time is to visit a museum. Many of these cultural centers in Houston have a plethora of literary, political and social events lined up for you to attend and participate in.

 

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Upcoming Museum Exhibits and Virtual Events In May 2021 In Houston

 

Asia Society of Texas: Artist Talk: Hong Hong – On Material, Time, and Transference

What: A conversation with artist Hong Hong on her recent art installation at the Asia Society titled, The Mountain that Does Not Describe a Circle: Works by Hong Hong. The artist will discuss the architecture of her installations which is at once a support and counterpoint for ideas of scale, visual perception and experiential connection.

When: Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 7 p.m.

Where: Live webcast on Facebook and YouTube

How much: Free admission

 

Czech Center Museum: May Fest and Open House

What: Enjoy some live music performed by the Slavic Heritage Band along with a beer garden, some special Czech sausage and sauerkraut and a grand Kolache eating contest at the museum’s open house.

When: Sunday, 23 May 2021, 11.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Where: 4920 San Jacinto Street, Houston, TX, 77004

How much: Free admission

 

Contemporary Arts Museum: Opening Day | Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out

An image from the Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out exhibit

Image courtesy Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

What: The curtain rises on a new exhibit, Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out that features a group exhibition of works created by over thirty Houston-area teen artists including paintings, sculptures, videos and photography. The exhibits focus on our relationship with the screen with the help of a number of three dimensional works.

When: Thursday, 13 May 2021

Where: 5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006

How much: Free admission

 

The Bryan Museum: Opening of Styling by the Sea: 140 Years of Swimwear

What: A special exhibit that displays a selection of swimwear, sunglasses, beach bags, totes, hats, sandals, and other accessories which best express the sense of style of vacationers and residents visiting Galveston in the 19th and 20th centuries.

When: Friday, 14 May 2021, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: 1315 21st Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

How much: Free admission for members

 

Holocaust Museum: Creating Possibility | Disallowing Hatred – Moving Beyond Hatred

What: A program that sharply questions the existing rhetoric on hate, extremism or anti-Semitism to work towards the social and cultural empowerment of the community using learnings from history, civic awareness and social justice.

When: Monday, 10 May 2021, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Zoom

How much: Free admission

 

Houston Centre for Contemporary Craft: Sudio Sessions: Hillerbrand + Magsamen

What: A virtual session featuring artists Hillerbrand + Magsamen, the inaugural residents of the Interdisciplinary Craft + Photography Residency where the duo talks about its practice and influences with a special demonstration in the studio space.

When: Thursday, 20 May 2021, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Facebook LIVE

How much: Free admission

 

The Health Museum:  Make a Day of It: Mother’s Day Weekend

What: Enjoy Mother’s Day on the first Sunday in May with a beautiful day spent outdoors, picnicking, riding bikes and enjoying the museum’s exhibits.

When: Sunday, 9 May 2021, 12 p.m.

Where: 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, Texas 77004

How much: $20 for members and $28 for non-members

 

The Menil Collection: Sounds to Live By

What: An outdoor concert by artists Jamal Cyrus, DJ Flash Gordon Parks, and Peter Lucas full of an eclectic mix of vinyl records selected especially for an outdoor experience. Don’t forget to bring blankets and picnic baskets.

When: Saturday, 22 May 2021, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, Texas 77006

How Much: Free admission

 

Diverse Works: Open Dance Project – All the Devils Are Here: A Tempest in the Galapagos

Dance Project, A Tempest in the Galapagos

Image courtesy Diverse Works

What: Choreographed by Annie Arnoult, the hour-long immersive production is a collision of Shakespeare’s The Tempest with the true story of an unsolved murder that occurred in the Galapagos in 1929.

When: Friday, 14 May 2021 and Saturday, 15 May 2021

Where: Livestream from MATCH Theatres

How much: Free admission

 

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