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Arts et Musées
Tucked away in the 20-acre Sam Houston Park downtown, you will find an impressive bit of Texas history. Visit the Heritage Society Museum & Tour, which features historical records, then take the outdoor tour of noble buildings restored to their original glory. Pathways lead to an assortment of prestigious homes in Greek and Victorian styles. The 1868 Victorian-style Pilot House also happens to be the site of the city's first indoor kitchen. All the homes on the tour are unique in structure and furnishings. There is also a quaint church built in 1891 by German farmers.
Fotofest Headquarters Gallery is an amalgamation of creativity and modernity. Home to the popular festival, Fotofest (which happens to be the country's largest non-commercial photography exhibition), it attracts hordes of photography enthusiasts throughout the year. Amateurs who want to learn a thing or two about the art of taking good pictures, and professionals who want to experiment with new styles and modes will love to browse through the passel of exhibits and images on display. The gallery is a veritable treat for anyone with even a mild interest in photography. Special events, photography workshops, sessions and classes are lined up by the dozen to acquaint you with this art form. Check the website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Since 1977, this multicultural education center has tried to help inner-city youth develop self-discipline and confidence through the study of classic and visual arts. Scheduled events include exhibits, art shows and theatrical performances throughout the year. The entire program is designed to give kids a greater appreciation of their heritage and inspire belief in their ability to face the future.
Spanish-American heritage thrives in Houston, especially in the visual and performing arts. This Latin cultural center, located in the downtown area, is one of the best in the country and sponsors many exciting events and children's programs throughout the year. Young people will learn about the challenges and opportunities life offers and how to use education, healthy relationships, faith and family ties as a strong base for success. Next door is the colorful Guadalupe Park, where both youth and seniors can meet in harmony and discuss different viewpoints.
Since opening its doors in 1987, this artist's collective has featured, promoted and educated artists and developed community awareness in the visual arts. Through dedicated programs and presentations, individuals and families have come together to meet and appreciate the varied cultural skills that exist in today's society. Visit this gallery in the downtown area, and support a non-profit organization that enhances the creative process of many different art styles.
Thankfully, they won't tell forced inane platitudes like "turn that frown upside down" to their patrons, but there is some level of expectation that all troubles will be checked at the door for pick up on the way out. All baggage is strictly the responsibility of the owner. Enter a magical place where indie bands can make a name for themselves, the suggested donation for beer and wine is a mere formality and no one has to feel ashamed to play with their puppets. More than just a bar with live experimental electronic music and underground jazz, this little bungalow also sports a gallery of quirky art to ponder and sock puppets and board games in the living room.
The Art League Houston was founded in the year 1948 and turned into a non-profit organization in the year 1953. It boasts being one of the longest running non-profit visual art premises in the city. The place offers some amazing array of beautiful visual artworks like paintings for viewing. Besides, Art League Houston also runs an art academy that conducts art appreciation classes and enhances the artistic skills of its students. The academy boasts of having trained more than 30,000 artists over the years. If you are interested in artwork, Art League Houston is one place that will give you an interesting insight into the art world.
Inman Gallery was established in 1990 as a platform for upcoming artists who felt constrained by the restrictive requirements of commercial galleries. With a keen eye on budding talent, the gallery firmly established itself in the city's art scene, moving to a new space in 2004. Today, Inman is recognized as one of the city's finest galleries showcasing the best of upcoming contemporary artists. Winning top accolades and numerous national and international awards, Inman Gallery is an excellent place to check out art world's future stars. Check website for more.
Founded in the year 2005, the Art Palace is an art gallery in the rather historic and huge art scene that the city features. Here, you can treat yourself to a panorama of contemporary displays and post-modernist artwork. The gallery changes its exhibits periodically which prevents it from becoming mundane and uninteresting. If you are interested in artwork, some of the exhibits will surely mesmerize you. To get the list of works featured here, or to find out more about the artists, check the website.
Located inside the Graphic Arts Center, the Museum of Printing History showcases numerous artifacts that include old printing equipment, antiquated writings, rare drawings and other exhibits. Guided tours are available upon request. Set aside some time to examine ancient messages. You will be glad that you did. The museum has a gift shop and also offers memberships.
In a city like Houston where everyone spends most of the day driving, it's no wonder some innovative artists would think to turn cars into art. At the Art Car Museum, also known as the "Garage Mahal," you can see these crazy pieces on display. This unusual museum will delight visitors of all ages with cars transformed into the likes of a giant evil Easter Bunny or a gold Chevy covered in stuffed alligators called the "Swamp Mutha."
Within walking distance of the METRORail between the Wheeler and Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo stops lies the highest concentration of galleries, museums, and art spaces in Houston. Besides the usual suspects - the Zoo, Fine Arts, Natural Science, Contemporary Arts, and Children's Museum - there is also the fascinating Health, Holocaust, Buffalo Soldiers National, and John C. Weather Museums to explore. Don’t miss Lawndale Art Center, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft or the Jung Center. A little farther off the beaten path (just up Montrose Boulevard on the other side of US59), are the famed Menil Collection, Rothko and Byzantine Fresco Chapels, and Houston Center for Photography. Stop for a meal at any of the fine eateries along Montrose Boulevard. Check the site for events and free times.