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Luce Artist Talk with Jesse Shipley

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Saturday, January 30th tcostume designer Jesse Shipley will visit the Luce Foundation Center to discuss what it's like to see your art as a part of a live performance. This discussion will be the first in in our Luce Artist Talk series for 2016.

This Saturday, The Educator Event gives teachers a look at Houston museums

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The Educator Event @HMNS is an exclusive event for all educators including student teachers, administrators, education undergraduate and graduate students, and home school educators. Join us Saturday, Jan. 23 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free day at the … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 1/18-1/24

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Jasmine. Want to get your engineering handwork … Continue reading ?

Boundary Crossing in Museums

In the first of two guest posts, Andrea Jones, Director of Programs and Visitor Engagement, Accokeek Foundation in Maryland reflects on what pushing out interpretive boundaries at a colonial farm to become more relevant and meaningful. Show More Summary

Does Your Institution Have an Advocacy Policy?

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

In October of 2015, I got a call from a community partner. The Beach Flats Community Garden was under threat, and this friend of the garden wanted our help. The garden, which had operated for 20 years in a predominately low-income Latino neighborhood near the beach, was losing its lease with a private property owner. Show More Summary

51: More than just a number.

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Kaylee Gund What’s in a number? They’re symbols we use to quantify the world around us, the basis for astrophysics and time measurement, and among the first things we learn in language. 5: right angle meets curve. 1: straight … Continue reading ?

Throwback Thursday: Our America: The Legacy of a King

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

It's Throwback Thursday! And we at Eye Level have decided it's a great opportunity to bring back some of our interesting posts from the past. This Monday we will celbrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Curator E. Carmen Ramos discusse...

Winner of Egypt in England Sweepstakes shares her adventure to Chiddingstone Castle

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Peggy Garcia had been to England before, but never has a trip across the pond been so special. As the winner of the Egypt in England Sweepstakes through the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Garcia was awarded an exclusive three-day … Continue reading ?

Behind the Scenes: HMNS Birthday Planning

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Karen Whitley People always tell me that I have the best job and that I must love it. My response each time? “Absolutely!” Planning and hosting birthday parties at such an awesome venue as the Houston Museum of Natural … Continue reading ?

Son of ‘Bridge of Spies’ pilot to deliver father’s story at HMNS Wednesday

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

When it comes to American espionage, few people are as close to the truth as Francis Gary Powers, Jr., and fewer have a story to tell as exciting as his father’s — one that excited movie director Steven Spielberg enough … Continue reading ?

Video Games: SAAM's Indie Arcade

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Chris Totten, a professor at American University's Game Lab, coordinator for January 16th's Indie Coast to Coast Competition as part of SAAM's Indie Arcade, and head of the Independent Game Developer's Association (IGDA's) D.C. chapter, recently wrote about the intersection of video games and art.

Ready, set, STEM! 2016 HMNS Outreach programs focus on physical fitness!

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Get yourself in gear this summer with the Houston Museum of Natural Science and our Science Start Outreach programs! It’s never too early to register for these super fun educational activities. Take the first steps to physical fitness by understanding … Continue reading ?

Irving Penn: The Painter's Eye

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Photographer Irving Penn, who died in 2009, and whose work is featured in the current exhibition, Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty, combined fashion, art, and photography to create a style uniquely his own. He not only walked the line between the artistic and the commercial worlds, he led the way.

Luce Unplugged: 5 Questions with Stronger Sex

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Join us for the first Luce Unplugged of the year next Thursday, January 14th at 5:30 p.m. Stronger Sex, a beloved local experimental noise-pop band, will kick of the concert series' first show of the year.

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 1/11-1/17

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Richard. Want to get your engineering handwork … Continue reading ?

Surprise! Looking Back at 2015

Like most bloggers, I spent the last few weeks contemplating my year-end post. So much time, in fact, that the year ended! I was lucky enough to ring in the new with Drew, Anna and thousands of Romans and visitors to Rome overlooking the Coliseum. Show More Summary

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Four Planets are Visible

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Venus is in the southeast at dawn, approaching Saturn. Venus passes Saturn the morning of January 9; the two planets are less than one tenth of one degree apart! They’re easy to tell apart, as Venus outshines all the stars … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 1/4-1/10

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Behind the Scenes Tour – La Virgen de GuadalupeTuesday, Jan. 56:00 p.m.Going back to … Continue reading ?

Picture This: A 360 Degree Wonder

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Plexus A1, Gabriel Dawe, 2015, Photo by Mike Tuttle After a two year renovation, the opening of the Renwick Gallery and its inaugural exhibition, WONDER, have been a major success. The building has been updated to a 21st century elegance...

Give Yourself Some SPACE in 2016

last monthArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Every once in a while I look at my growing toddler and think: time will never go backwards. She'll never be this age again. Sometimes, that's a relief. Sometimes, the thought invokes pre-nostalgic fear. But mostly, watching her growShow More Summary

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