1001 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX 77005 +1 713 639 7300
Caroline Wiess Law Building is a museum devoted to works of art from around the world. The many galleries in the museum exhibit various artworks some of them being the Indonesian gold artifacts, and Pre-Columbian and sub-Saharan African artworks, Asian arts and Glassell Collection of African Gold to name a few. Hence this multi-cultural exhibition center is a treat for those who appreciate global arts. With various exhibition events happening round the year a visit here would definitely be enriching.
The Autry Court was renamed to Tudor Fieldhouse as a fitting ode to Bobby Tudor whose 7 million dollar donation helped renovate the facility over a period of 15 months. The building sports an impressive facade and boasts of equally functional facilities within, like more restrooms, a spacious lobby and a club lounge. Basketball and volleyball games are a regular occurrence here, and witnessing one of these promises to be an electrifying experience with the new LED scoreboards and crystal clear acoustics.
It is said that the Cheyenne respectfully named the African American soldiers that they fought against in the Indian Wars (1866-1891) "Buffalo Soldiers" for their ferocity in battle. While the first official army units were not formed until 1866, African Americans have fought in every major American war since the Revolutionary War in the late 1700s. Visit this museum to learn about the men and women who have fought for the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. They have a fine collection of well-preserved photos, uniforms and other memorabilia and artifacts.
Cézanne is conveniently located above the popular Black Lab Pub. In the intimate, 40-seat venue you'll get a full-body jazz immersion experience. The performances are top-notch, and you can literally rub elbows with local, regional and national jazz greats. Keep your toes tapping to the lively music while sipping on a cocktail. It's the perfect place for a romantic evening, especially if you want to impress your date.
4848 Main Street Houston, TX 77002 +1 713 529 4848
Located in the Museum district of Houston, this non-profit organization is committed to encouraging the process and history of craft. Major focus is placed on items made of fiber, metal, glass, clay and wood. The center also arranges exhibitions, where creative crafts of local as well as national artistes are put on display. And if you want to know more about this form of art, attend one of the many workshops, gallery talks and demonstrations organized by the center. The Asher Gallery, a store within the Craft Center, also has works of old and new artists for sale.
3800 Montrose Boulevard University of St. Thomas Houston, TX 77006 +1 713 525 3589
Art critics, architects and the religious community all eagerly awaited the 1997 completion of this golden-domed chapel, the cornerstone of the University of St.Thomas campus. Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, the final result is a stunning example of what Johnson terms "deconstructionist" architecture. The granite-and-brick chapel's starkly fluid exterior blends in with the rest of the academic quadrangle, and proves a fitting cache for the treasures within. Viewed in the chapel's natural lighting, the 14th-century corpus, concave stations of the cross and other religious statuary attain new dimensions.
Everyone likes to take a short break and enjoy nature. If you work near the Galleria or shopping in the area, visit this peaceful park for a few treasured minutes of relaxation. Located across the street from the Water Wall, it is popular with office workers on a break and parents who bring their children out to feed the ducks. On the weekends, bring along your dog and play frisbee, or just relax on a park bench and contemplate nature. This place is open daily.
Saint Arnold of Austria (580-640 CE) is credited with the great miracle of quenching the thirst of his many caretakers with only one cup of beer that never ran dry. Saint Arnold Brewing Company, started in 1994 by two Rice University graduates, is the city's first microbrewery and is named after this saint. No brewing additives or preservatives are used, and to keep it pure, there is no pasteurization. Examples of the company's bestsellers include Kristall Weizen, Brown and Amber Ale. The brewery is not open for general drinking, but you can take tours on Saturday from 11a to 2p with tours leaving on the hour and 3p on weekdays. A beer tasting comes with every tour and unlike Saint Arnold, you won't have to share.
Antiquarium Antique Print Gallery is full of beautiful and unusual paintings dating from the 1500s to the early 1900s. A wide array of botanical creations is featured in this collection of natural history art. Selections encompass hand-painted, engraved birds by Englishman, James Bolton, ornamental garden flowers, Audubon's awe-inspiring birds and numerous antique keepsakes. Experts in custom matting and framing, they offer unique selections that include picture moldings that replicate past eras and decorative hand-crafted 22-carat gold frames.
Located inside the sprawling Houston Galleria, Zen Art Space courts local Houston artists for its always-changing exhibition space. It's hard to pass by Zen Art Space's retail location without being intrigued by the brightly colored and eccentric window display that features an explosion of painted knick knacks, sculptures and canvases. Pricing varies depending on in-store appraisals, but the gallery's emphasis on local artists ensures that costs are reasonable.
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