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Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 7/25-7/31

18 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Brianna (age: 8):  Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty. Behind-the-Scenes … Continue reading ?

What Does Audience-Centered Look Like? It Looks like Glasgow Museums.

4 days agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

When we say we want our museum to be "audience-centered," what do we mean?Over the past decade, I've seen two distinct versions of this term: the user-centered museum, in which visitors are active participants, invited to contributeShow More Summary

Summer Trunk Shows: A Touch of Sparkle from Lankford and Tummino

5 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

One of our favorite things about summer has arrived — Summer Trunk Shows! This year we’re keeping it simple and local, featuring Rebecca Lankford July 22 and Mirta Tummino on Aug. 5, both from 12 to 4 p.m. Locally-renowned Houston artist Rebecca … Continue reading ?

Luce Foundation's 10th Anniversary: Five Questions with PraxisCat

6 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

This year, the Luce Foundation Center marked the 10th anniversary of our opening. To celebrate, we're throwing a party on July 22 at our Luce Unplugged Community Showcase with musical performances by PraxisCat and Big Hush.

HMNS Xplorations Interns Share Wisdom (and Laughs)

6 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

All of us in the Youth Education Programs department at the Houston Museum of Natural Science started as volunteers, part-time, or interns. We all came from different backgrounds, departments and experiences. The thing we have in common (other than we … Continue reading ?

Expand Your Knowledge and Your Palate this National Caviar Day!

6 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Lauren Rothwell Happy National Caviar Day! Caviar is one of our favorite items to add to your menu to bring an extra touch of elegance to any event. In honor of National Caviar Day, we would love to share some … Continue reading ...

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 7/18-7/24

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Batton (age: 12):  Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty. Behind-the-Scenes … Continue reading ?

Slipper Coffins Arrive in the Hall of Ancient Egypt

In my last blog post, I said that the Hall of Ancient Egypt would be cycling some pieces in and out in the spring. Now that the dust has settled, I should introduce one of our new arrivals. Two shadowed eyes stare … Continue reading...

Some Strings Attached: the willful marionette at SAAM

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

SAAM's annual birthday celebration honoring the legacy of media pioneer Nam June Paik—an artist known for his interest in robotics and humanizing technology—featured artists Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault. Their work, the three-foot tall the willful marionette was built from 3-D scanned images of a human figure. Show More Summary

America Now at SAAM

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Saturday, July 9, SAAM presented America Now: America Particpates, an opportunity to incorporate creativity with citizen democracy through art, music, storytelling, and service.

Archie Spends ‘A Day in the Life’ of a Museum Volunteer

By Jennifer Gerbode, HMNS Volunteer Coordinator Hi everyone, it’s Archie the Wandering T. rex! I recently had some downtime in-between travels, so I decided to go on a small adventure of my own right here at home. The museum is … Continue reading ?

Pokémon Go: Games, Art, and Open Spaces at the Museum

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

Shortly after its release, colleagues began playing Pokémon Go —an augmented reality game that has captured the imagination of the entire internet. Museum visitors were doing the same. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, new games are often received with more enthusiasm than might be expected of an art museum. Show More Summary

Luce Artist Talk: Five Questions with Kathryn Thibault

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

Each month, we partner with our neighbors up the street at Flashpoint Gallery to present our local artist talk series. This month, Kathryn Lynch Thibault joins us to talk about her most recent exhibition and works that inspire her in our Luce Foundation Center. Show More Summary

Meet Our Exclusive Event Caterers: French Gourmet Bakery

Interview by Ashley Zalta, HMNS Special Events Manager Everyone always says the secret ingredients to the best recipes is the love put into them. We dove a little deeper into one of our exclusive caterers French Gourmet Bakery, to see … Continue reading ?

Authenticity is a Lie

Like anyone who works with historic houses sooner or later, I find myself often in conversations about authenticity. How do we know how the furniture was arranged? What exactly was that color shown in a black and white photograph? What...Show More Summary

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 7/11-7/17

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Steven (age: 7):  Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty. Behind-the-Scenes … Continue reading ?

Summer Grilling Museum Style

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Summer Grilling party 101 as done by the professionals! Take your summer grilling to the next level, learn what dishes are our exclusive Museum caterer’s favorites, and how they do it! Skinny PinchadaRecipe by City Kitchen“Perfect amount of nuttiness to balance … Continue reading ?

The Science of Summer

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Why does ice cream look different when it melts in your car and gets refrozen?If you have ever made homemade ice cream, you may have noticed that it takes a lot of work. My family’s ice cream maker looked a … Continue reading ?

My year of Museum Membership with a Young child

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

I’ve been a Houston Museum of Natural Science Member for a long time, a very long time—in fact, I started as a summer camper and field trip student way back in the 1980’s when the Museum was half its current … Continue reading ?

The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Part Ex-Con, Part Farmer, Part Queen

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

For the last time this summer, I'm sharing a chapter from my new book The Art of Relevance to celebrate its release. Read more online and buy your own copy today.This chapter, from the last section of the book, is very personal to me. Show More Summary

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