Houston’s Museum District is known as a popular destination for both locals and tourists. Alvarez (2013). The city is known for having several world-class museums that attract all types of art lovers. Let’s take a closer look at what some of these museums have to offer.
Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
What makes this museum so appealing is that it is dedicated to local artists and collectors. The Pearl is located in a former county library, and renovations were made possible by private funds, grants and gifts. Currently on display is “Painting in the Texas Tradition,” which showcases works of art in painting, drawing, and printmaking, with the artist’s giving their modern “take” on the Texas landscape, traditions, and the people of the state. There are also many great volunteer opportunities available at the Pearl. For more information about special events, exhibits, and general information about the museum you can visit their website by clicking here Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts.
Children’s Museum of Houston
While most museums have a strict “do not touch” policy, this is not the case at the Children’s Museum of Houston. Kids are encouraged to touch, handle, and manipulate almost everything on display. Alvarez (2013). The Children’s Museum of Houston was rated America’s #1 Children’s Museum by Parents magazine. Popular exhibits include KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature, which is an interactive exhibit that aims to prove that immaturity and genius go hand in hand, and the Building Zone, a kid friendly construction area which features hands-on activities where kids can learn about physics and engineering. Another great feature of the Children’s Museum of Houston is that you can have your child’s next birthday party there. For more information please click here The Children’s Museum of Houston.
Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston
As part of their mission statement, “Blaffer Art Museum serves as a catalyst for creative innovation, experimentation, and scholarship in contemporary art.” The Blaffer Art Museum prides itself on operating in the here and now and embraces experimentation and creative acts of daring originality and vision. Official Website (http://www.blafferartmuseum.org/). One of the current exhibits is “Janet Biggs: Echo of the Unknown,” which is a multidimensional exhibition combining video, sound, and objects that explore the role of memory in the construction of identity. There are also great events taking place throughout April. You can learn more by going to their website The Blaffer Art Museum University of Houston.
Houston is very well known for its wide variety of art museums. The city is a popular destination for art lovers all around the U.S. We’ve only discussed a few of the many great museums that Houston has to offer.
Alvarez, O. (2013). The Rest of the Best: Houston’s Top 10 Museums. Houston Press. Retrieved from http://blogs.houstonpress.com/artattack/2013/03/rest_of_the_best_houstons_top.php
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