If you’ve been to the Wiess Energy Hall recently, you’ll remember the energy music video that starts off with “Energy is all around us.” Energy is all around us. It’s in the news every day. It’s also a prominent feature … Continue reading ?
Sometimes in New York this thing happens – you are going out and suddenly you find yourself surrounded by folks you know from San Francisco. After a while you might pause, stare up at the sky and ask to nobody in particular, “Where are they all coming from?” Even when you talk to complete strangers [...]
Artists often cite one another as influences; it is easy enough to name what inspires or repels us, creatively. But the many-pronged relationships between people and objects, places and daily routine, labor and creativity – these are much more complex and harder to articulate. - Jessica Brier, Foreword to Episteme Earlier this year two Bay [...]
When Shelley and David brought up the idea of 3D printing, my not-so-inner tech geek and my really-blatantly-outer education geek got pretty excited. As Shelley mentioned in her previous post, 3D printing is a hot topic in the museum world … Continue reading …
It’s the cult classic that launched a thousand fascinations with fossils. Influenced a generation of dinosaur devotees. Made you forever fear wilderness toilets, whether stranded on a prehistoric amusement park/island or just camping in Pedernales. Now Jurassic Park is back … Continue reading ?
Ready for something ridiculous? Check out this inane AT&T commercial about a woman whose absorption in her smartphone is so great that Facebook updates become substantiated as pieces of art in the museum through which she strolls. It's...Show More Summary
Exhibition specialist Jim Baxter, along with Work Study student Paige Johnson, install final touches to our latest exhibition: Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color up now through July 28, 2013. To see more of the installation, take...
Help me help you by helping us help ourselves. Or something. Can I get Tom Cruise on the line? Anyhoos — we’ve got a favor to ask, and we’re preemptively returning it. If you help us make our website better … Continue reading ?
A genius has just created a major body of work. Her work is monumental in her field, but her achievements are somewhat opaque to the general public. Imagine seeing a museum exhibition related to this person's work. What will you experience? The...Show More Summary
My mom is a wonderful person. Most people think the same of their own mothers and, at least in my case, it’s true. She is always supportive, she let me win at board games (at least until I was an … Continue reading ?
Our regular feature Collection Rotation. Each month a guest organizes a mini “exhibition” from our collection works online. Today, please welcome local comedian George Chen. A lot of artists would have been great comedians. Maybe they already were, but their chuckle-factor was deemed subservient to their broader contributions to the culture. Maybe this is because [...]
Nobody wants to get that call, but at 3:41 am this morning I got it. Carlos Villa had passed away. I didn’t want to write an obituary, and so I am not mentioning his numerous awards and such – so this is not an obituary – got it? It’s just that I had worked with [...]
In the Museum’s Grand Hall is a coin vortex, and amongst the other wacky things we do around here, the Youth Education Department is the custodian of said vortex. We like numbers, charts and graphs, and so we have a … Continue readi...
On Thursday, February 28 the Asian Art Musesum launched a new contemporary art program series called the Artists Drawing Club. The Artists Drawing Club is a salon of sorts. Every month a local contemporary artist is invited to use the museum as a project platform, drawing inspiration from the collection, special exhibitions, the building, or [...]
Visitor-contributed photos surround a collection piece in Carnegie Museum of Art's Oh Snap! project. It can be incredibly difficult to design a participatory project that involves online and onsite visitor engagement... so I was intrigued...Show More Summary
I just finished listening to This American Life's incredible two-part series about gun violence at Harper High School in Chicago. It does everything a great documentary story can do: it takes you into another world, introduces you to...Show More Summary
You don’t have to wait until St. Patrick’s Day to start thinking green. All month long, we’re offering $100 off our regular Party Smarty birthday parties at both the HMNS Main and Sugar Land locations. What does that mean to … Continue reading ?
If you anticipated seeing stars this Valentine’s Day, you weren’t far off. Asteroid 2012 DA14 is projected to pass “dangerously close” to earth Feb. 15 — potentially taking out some important communication satellites. Discovered last year, the asteroid is half … Continue reading ?
Unlikely as it sounds, former president George W. Bush is apparently a Sunday painter. These two images were brought to light when a hacker recently broke into the Bush family’s email account. Normally I would never repost something stolen by a hacker but since these images have gone viral, they are hardly a secret. Interestingly [...]
Editor’s note: Today’s blog comes to us from Jim Matej from the Okinawa Cultural Association of Texas. All cultures are marked by their festivals and celebrations. In Okinawa — Japan’s southernmost prefecture — the Buddhist custom of Obon is celebrated … Continue reading ?