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Our Own AIDS Time: Keith Hennessy and Ishmael Houston-Jones in Conversation

The choreographers Keith Hennessy and Ishmael Houston-Jones have long laid their bodies on the line, investigating, however obliquely, the myriad sociopolitical concerns that have shaped their lives. This past fall, in New York City,...Show More Summary

Strange Love

Valentines Day is quickly approaching. Have you thought of what to get that special someone? What better way is there to woo the woman of your dreams other than say, giving her a small dead animal wrapped in silk? Ladies, are you really looking to snag a date for Valentines Day? Tell your man that you’ll […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings

Dream Big 3D   Opens February 17, 2017 All around the world, engineers are pushing the limits of ingenuity and innovation in unexpected, imaginative and amazing ways. Dream Big will take viewers on a journey of discovery from the world’s tallest building to a bridge higher than the clouds and a solar car race across Australia. Along […]

Valentine Ideas For The Nerd In Your Life

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

I must admit that Valentine’s Day is probably my favorite holiday. Most people would assume it has lot to do with what the day represents like significant others, romance, love or even candy hearts. I think it started back when I was a kid. There was always a class party with cupcakes, candy, and little […]

Mapping Texas!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

By Patrick Walsh, Research and Outreach Specialist Archives and Records, Texas General Land Office In the nearly four hundred years that it took for Texas to take its current shape, the space changed from an extensive, unexplored and sparsely settled frontier under the Spanish Crown to its iconic and easily recognizable outline. Mapping Texas: From Frontier […]

An Evening with Lonnie Holley

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Our Luce Unplugged series has been pairing art and music together since 2010. Typically highlighting the work of local musicians, we're excited to present a special pop-up performance with visiting artist Lonnie Holley at the Luce Foundation Center on Friday, February 10, from 5:30-7 p.m. Join us for an art talk and music concert!

HMNS Weekly Happenings!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Lecture – Solving the Mystery of Göbekli Tepe: The Oldest Temple on Earth? by Mehmet Ozdogan Wikipedia.   Some of the magnificent statues, pillars, temples and reliefs uncovered at Göbekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey date back an astonishing 14,000 years–predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years. In fact, they are the most magnificent and best-preserved artifacts […]

Floriography: The Language Of Flowers

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Image courtesy of Wikimedia commons                     With Valentine’s day fast approaching, stores are filled to the brim with extra flowers, candies of all sorts, and bizarre varieties of stuffed animals to proclaim one’s undying love to significant others.  Every year at this time, as I look down entire rows of stores covered […]

Mass Violence Landing Pages

Some of the twentieth century’s most intense episodes of mass violence have homepages, maintained by people and institutions with a vested interest in preserving the memory of the murdered. Some of these websites are well-resourced and regularly maintained, while others are unadorned, neglected, poorly constructed, or strange. Show More Summary

move like a poet

These days I’m spending a lot of written words and close conversations on how to stay effective and encouraged while working to resist injustices and threats to the most vulnerable among us. When we’re talking about art or writing, we’re also talking about self and world: what we need to do to survive as art... More

Harlem Heroes and Black History Month

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The cultural efflorescence that was the Harlem Renaissance is captured in a series of portraits currently on view in the exhibition Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten.

Learning Together: The 2017 Mentees

Once again, my annual call for participants in my small mentor program resulted in the chance to get acquainted with a number of you who made the effort to reach out and submit an application. My thanks to all of you who shared your questions, your work, your ideas and more. Show More Summary

Treat Your Sweetheart to a…Cockroach?

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Want to show your Valentine that your love will last forever? Say it with a cockroach. Before you go all “Eeuuuwwww,”… think about it. These tough little beasts have been living, loving and roaming the earth for 350 million years. It’s even been said they’d survive a nuclear blast. Who knows? They might even outlive […]

Sky Happenings in February 2017

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The Moon This Month   1st Quarter: February 2, 10:19am        Full: February 10, 6:33pm 3rd Quarter: February 18, 1:35am           New: February 26, 9:00am   The Full Moon of February 10 almost enters the Earth’s shadow.  Rather, it enters the penumbra, a region of space where the Earth only partially […]

Celebrating the Year of the Rooster at SAAM

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

This year, SAAM was delighted to host our annual celebration of the Chinese New Year on the first day of the year, Saturday, January 28. So many friends and families (all 7,000 of you!) turned out to enjoy the activities and performances in the Kogod Courtyard.

Down the Rabbit Hole: On Psychedelic Sex from Buzz Bense’s Gay Stash

Most memorial exhibitions don’t feature homoerotic artwork that revels in cum shots, rim jobs, and anal penetration, let alone these salacious scenes rendered from multiple angles through a psychedelic perspective. But then again, Buzz...Show More Summary

What to expect from MuseumNext Europe?

We have started to announce speakers for our major European conference on the future of museums, but what can those joining us from across Europe and further afield expect from MuseumNext? Three days of inspiration, innovation and collaboration...Show More Summary

Love and Architecture: A Story Of Houston’s Skyline

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

      Photo courtesy of Wikipedia     A lot of people tend to think that important business people are boring and dispassionate. But it can’t be denied that success in business requires imagination and a little bit of audacity too. This was especially true in the early days of Houston’s oil boom. During […]

Let's Begin Black History Month with Edmonia Lewis' Google Doodle

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

To celebrate Black History Month, SAAM has just launched an online exhibition of Edmonia Lewis' sculpture on Google Arts & Culture. And to promote the exhibition, Google has made Lewis and her sculpture, The Death of Cleopatra, its Google Doodle for today!

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