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Light Fantastic: Gabriel Dawe in Conversation

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The final program in the WONDER series of artist talks featured Gabriel Dawe in conversation with Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery. Dawe's Plexus A1, one of the nine room-filling installations commissioned for the exhibition, spins a new riff on the theme of alchemy: it turns thread into light.

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars and Jupiter Shine Bright

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Jupiter is now in the west at dusk. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it. Mars and Saturn are now in the south at dusk. As you watch them, Mars is to the … Continue reading ?

A Wedding Under The Planetarium Stars

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Written by Ashley Zalta, HMNS Special Events Manager The Burke Baker Planetarium at The Houston Museum of Natural Science has been recently renovated, and is now the premiere planetarium in the galaxy. It’s the first and only True8K™ planetarium, offering … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 7/4-7/10

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Charlie (age: 9):  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. Now Playing! … Continue reading ?

Butterflies and Shutterbugs: Another Fabulous Pixel Party at HMNS

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Before-hours at the Museum on June 26, we hosted one of our exclusive Pixel Parties — where we open select exhibits just for photographers (both amateur and professional). For summer of 2016, we gave photographers exclusive access to our Cockrell … Continue reading ?

TREND REPORT: Summer Embellishments

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Written by Marina Torres, HMNS Visual Manager Summer season is here and we need a reason to update our jewelry box. New designs have arrived just in time. For the simple classic to the carefree spirit we have the finishing … Continue reading ?

Making Connections at the Renwick: Everything Clicks

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Renwick's reinstallation of more than eighty objects from its permanent collection—Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery—brings together artists working in media as diverse as vinyl, denim, quartz, and glass.

Movie Monster Maker Round Up! Week 3 Recap

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The final week of our newest camp, Movie Monster Maker, ended with a bang and several parents concerned about the welfare of their children. (DON’T WORRY MOM! That toothpick wound is just a trick! A little movie magic, if you … Continue reading ?

The Science of Ceviche – A Summer Seafood Favorite

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Written by Ashley Zalta, HMNS Special Events Manager Nothing is more refreshing than the cool delight of eating ceviche on a hot summer’s eve. Here at HMNS, one of our exclusive caterers—Mélange—are experts on this summertime staple and have a … Continue reading ?

Romaine Brooks: Body of Work

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

In honor of the current exhibition "The Art of Romaine Brooks," eminent scholars Cassandra Langer, Sylvia Kahan, and Helen Langa, joined SAAM's chief curator Virginia Mecklenburg, for a discussion that shed new light onto the artist's life and times.

The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Whose Room is This?

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

This month, I'm sharing a few chapters from my new book The Art of Relevance to celebrate its release. Read more online and buy your own copy today.One of my biggest aha moments while writing The Art of Relevance was moving away from...Show More Summary

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 6/27-7/3

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Britknee (age: 16):  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 Tour … Continue reading ?

Milan-Bound: Exploring the Cultural Landscape

In a few days, I'm headed to my first-ever ICOM triennal conference, with the theme of Museums and Cultural Landscapes, joining thousands of museum colleagues from around the world in Milan, Italy. For most American museum professionals,...Show More Summary

Curious Late Nights at HMNS – The Mystery of Imperato’s Lost Tablet

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Disclaimer: This fictional story was written by Julia Russell in Youth Education Programs. Hello everyone, My name is Julia, and it’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since I started my research as a graduate student at HMNS. … Continue reading ?

Conserving Duane Hanson's Woman Eating

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

For a decade, Duane Hanson's life-like sculpture Woman Eating has fascinated SAAM visitors. With funding provided by the Smithsonian's Women's Committee, conservators were able to research, examine, document, and treat this work for future generations to continue to enjoy.

Kids Can Learn About Physics at This Block Party, Too!

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Kavita Self The Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land’s summer special exhibit, Block Party, Too! opened Friday, June 3. At the End of School Festival the day before, patrons got an exclusive sneak peek at the summer fun, and … Continue reading ?

Leave Unique Meetings to the Experts: HMNS Has Special Events Down to a Science

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  by Ashley Zalta Recent studies have found the current attention span of a human is between eight and nine seconds. That’s the same attention span of a goldfish! To say the least, your typical boardroom meetings aren’t capturing people’s … Continue reading ?

Introducing: The Art of Relevance

last monthArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Kid-tested, nonprofit-approved. It's official. My new book, The Art of Relevance, is now available and ready to move from my computer to your hands.I suggest at this point that you stop reading this post and go buy it. Right now.NotShow More Summary

Meet the Volunteers Who Have ‘Donated Their Bodies to Science’

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Gail Peterkin, HMNS Volunteer “Donate your body to science — volunteer at the Houston Museum of Natural Science!” Or so the tagline goes. Apparently, some volunteers have interpreted the phrase quite literally, and a number of volunteers have spent … Continue reading ?

Educator How-to: Learn to Draw a Celtic Triquetra

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, we know that people are as much a part of natural science as rocks and dinosaurs. That’s why we love social studies and maintain exhibits like the John P. McGovern Hall of the … Continue reading ?

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