4800 Calhoun Road University of Houston Houston, TX 77204 +1 713 743 9521
This modern gallery, founded in 1973 to honor the late Sarah Campbell Blaffer, offers educational programs and exhibits for both University of Houston students and the public. Showings in the gallery change regularly, and many periods of history have been exhibited over the years. The current emphasis is on contemporary art of the past century. Previous exhibits have focused on German Expressionism, Vienna Moderne, 20th-century illustrations, and many others.
6 Chealsea Place Houston, TX 77006 +1 713 528 0664
This popular gallery in the Museum District features many original paintings from the Art School of Paris. Be prepared to view fine, contemporary, and abstract works of color and perfection that are pleasing to the spirit. Featured artists from Europe and North America often show their latest impressions here. Previous showings of Marcel Mouly, Marco Stupar, Michele Lellouche, Herbert Mears and Paul Ambille have delighted onlookers.
1324 West Clay Street Houston, TX 77019 +1 713 522 4652
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.
5401 Caroline Street Houston, TX 77004 +1 713 942 8000
In his midnight millennium speech, Pope John Paul said the most defining elements of the 20th century were the rise and fall of two oppressive ideologies that victimized millions of people, Communism and Nazism. This museum is a tribute to the victims of the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Through changing exhibits, films and lectures, it seeks to inform future generations of the racism of the holocaust and the horrifying results of hatred. In addition to exhibits, there is a library, theater and document archives.
A leader in contemporary art, Harris Gallery is where you will find many fine works from leading artists like Staunton Gilchrist, Peter Brown and Mona Marshall. Be sure to check their event calendar when visiting. Many of the artists personally come for exhibitions, book signings and presentations. They pride themselves on displaying an assortment of artwork, including abstracts, photographs, sculpture and landscape creations. Bits and pieces of Texas are apparent in some of the creations. They are open Monday and Tuesday by appointment only.
The C.G. Jung Educational Center is very well known in Houston. The library boasts of one of the best collections in this part of the country, and discussions are held throughout the year with speakers like Gail Roen, Marios Woodman, Niels Hamel, and Hung Hsien. Carl Jung's analytic method of psychology is used to create more self-awareness through classes, workshops, lectures, conferences, a bookstore and art exhibitions throughout the year. The location is in the museum district on Montrose near Bissonnet. Hours vary according to venue and event.
6100 Main Street 352 Sewall Hall Houston, TX 77005 +1 713 348 6069
Rice University has a worldwide reputation as a great institute of learning, especially in the arts. Campus visitors who appreciate contemporary art will love this gallery located inside Sewall Hall. Known for attracting skillful and popular artists like Stephen Hendee, Barry McGee and Diana Cooper, the gallery focuses on featuring one event at a time. There are also many other attractions on this beautiful campus. After your gallery tour, take time for a campus stroll and admire the beautiful oak trees on Rice Boulevard.
2403 Milam Street Houston, TX 77006 +1 713 524 2526
History buffs will enjoy the Houston Fire Museum, which traces the history of Houston's local firefighters from the late 19th century to modern day. The special photographic exhibit, "Taking the Heat for 100 Years," allows you to follow the history of fire fighting from the early years when buckets were passed hand-to-hand all the way through to modern technology. Another highlight is the 1892 steam fire engine that stands side-by-side with the modern 20th-century pumper.
1441 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77006 +1 713 529 4755
Photography has proven to be a strong indicator of social and economic times. Houston Center for Photography focuses strictly on photography in all its forms: still, film and video. You will enjoy browsing the wide variety of material from new or mid-career, local and international artists. The center is also a strong supporter of educational programs and works diligently to bring this art medium to underprivileged neighborhoods. Other services provided include access to photography forums and publications.
Italian architect, Renzo Piano, was commissioned to design this building solely for the purpose of housing the Cy Twombly Gallery. Twombly made his mark on the New York art scene in the 1950s and is a favorite of Houston art expert, Dominique de Menil of the esteemed Menil Collection. Thirty-five major paintings adorn the walls, and assorted sculptures and works on paper are available for your viewing.
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