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The Potluck: A Native American Thanksgiving Tradition?

We’ve all been to one, some of us probably feeling slightly jaded about being pressured to contribute a dish that will surely be outdone by that one magnificent chef that attends every celebration. But where does the tradition of the … Continue reading ?

A Thanksgiving Gift from Artist Harry Cimino

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Happy Thanksgiving from SAAM! To celebrate this year's holiday we wanted to share a woodcut by Harry Cimino.

Invaluable and Devoid of Interest

When I invited the french curator Pierre Bal-Blanc to contribute a One Sentence Exhibition, he replied that he’d be coming to San Francisco the following month and would give it to me in person. I had read a few articles by and about Pierre, about his proclivity for paradox, and research for ruptures, so I... More

Fowl Forensics: The Hips Don’t Lie

Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia In the old days, paleontologist classified dinosaurs into two general groups: The Ornithischian, or “Bird-hipped” and the Saurischian, or “lizard-hipped” dinosaurs. As the names suggest, the Ornithischians had hip-structures similar to modern birds and the saurischians … Continue reading ?

from There Have Been Some Days I Didn’t Know Your Name

Such passengers on route to the nightly Museum: kettle lit from damp explanations Of birds, fisted mags, wild dish on the pane Soil wondering, it’s unfair to tell if I can say What’s happened in this crowd of rooms Before Venus kills the moon in a fit Of adequate rage.   A sonnet is a... More

Thanksgiving must have dishes as done by our caterers

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Thanksgiving by A Fare Extraordinaire Contributions by Lauren Rothwell and Stephanie McKeever Holiday Turkey Sliders The Holiday Turkey Slider is A Fare Extraordinaire’s favorite way to combine all of the festive flavors of Thanksgiving into one tasty sandwich! It … Continue reading ?

The Pleasures of Promiscuity: An Evening with Douglas Crimp

On Sunday, October 23rd, The Lab hosted an evening with renowned art critic Douglas Crimp, who read from his new book Before Pictures. Open Space editor-in-chief Claudia La Rocco then joined him for a brief conversation; the following is an edited version of their exchange, beginning with Claudia’s introduction of Douglas and his work.  ... More

HMNS Weekly Happenings

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Don’t forget that HMNS will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, however we will be open for extended hours (9:00am – 6:00pm) for the holiday weekend Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 28!     And exciting news! For those of … Continue reading ?

Director's Choice: Who Made the Cut?

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

In honor of Elizabeth "Betsy" Broun's thirty years at the helm of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and her imminent retirement, Broun spoke to a full house last month at the McEvoy Auditorium, revealing insights and personal observations about her favorite works of art in SAAM's collection.

#GivingTuesday Inspiration: Emeritus Trustee Ann B. Brinkerhoff Gives to HMNS for 40 Plus Years

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Emeritus Trustee Ann B. Brinkerhoff exemplifies commitment to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, giving generously and enthusiastically her time, resources and expertise for over 40 years. As a capstone of her years of service, Ann spearheaded the formation of … Continue reading ?

Stepping Up to Gene Davis

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

To celebrate his philosophy and boldly declare that our new exhibition of his signature stripe paintings is now open, we have striped the museum's entrances.

Giving Tuesday!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

This month we are celebrating #GivingTuesday by sharing stories of all the wonderful people who donate their time and money to continuing HMNS’ mission of furthering Science Education. Faith donated the profits from her lemonade stand to help us out, … Continue reading ?

5 Reasons Why Our New Dinosaur Is Amazing!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Unlike the pieces on display here, HMNS is not a preserved relic. This museum is a living organism, constantly changing and evolving. Our exhibits are by no means all-encompassing, but we strive to always keep what we have on the … Continue reading ?

How to Make Books and Alienate People: A Teleplay by Colpa Press

INT. ELEVATOR — The scene opens in the shiny elevator of a major modern art museum in California. This is the sort of elevator we will buy for our studio when this post makes us famous.  It appears as though there are three people inside: ARTIST, PUBLISHER, and CURATOR. ARTIST: (looking at PUBLISHER) So, I’d... More

Conversation Piece: Mark Bradford's Amendment #8

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Each month, visitors to SAAM are invited to participate in a discussion-based program called Conversation Pieces. Spending an hour with a single work of contemporary art, participants engage in an open-ended experience of guided looking and discussion facilitated by Joanna Marsh, Senior Curator of Contemporary Interpretation.

Get Ready Trains Over Texas!

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

All Aboard! “Trains Over Texas” being constructed at TrainWorxs headquarters Create holiday memories by travelling across Texas by model railroad in this scratch built  “O” scale model. The multiple trains crisscrossing the state will visit important and unique places in … Continue reading ?

Make the Holidays Merry and Bright With Your Very Own Jingle Tree!

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The holiday season is a magical time – make it even more so at HMNS at Sugar Land with one of Fort Bend’s most anticipated holiday traditions! Jingle Tree features a showcase of beautifully decorated trees that are up for bid … Continue reading ?

Thinking with Strangers

I joined SFMOMA in early 2014, while we were “On The Go,” and although most of the conversations I had upon my arrival were, by necessity, about where we were going as an institution, I also wanted to understand as much as I could about where we had been. I read the official history in... More

HMNS Weekly Happenings

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Take Two: Pocahontas (1995)   GET TICKETS   Friday, November 18 | 7:15 p.m. | Members: $4 | Tickets: $5     81 min. – Animation/Adventure/Drama An English soldier and the daughter of an Algonquin chief share a romance when English colonists … Continue reading ?

Best of Both Worlds: Isamu Noguchi

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern opens today, a celebration of the renowned sculptor who often found inspiration in ancient art and architecture, including Egyptian pyramids and Buddhist temples, Zen gardens and American Indian burial mounds.

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