Saturday, May. 11, 2019 – Saturday, May. 11, 2019
11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at AsiaFest! An international bazaar, performances, arts and crafts, fusion cuisine, and live demonstrations await at Asia Society Texas Center's annual festival.
New this year: Embark on an adventure through Asia, using our passport to explore different regions' traditions, cultures, and food!
This event is FREE and open to the public! Check back for more updates about performances, sponsorship opportunities, and vendors!
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Become a part of the fun by volunteering for AsiaFest! Asia Society is looking for volunteers to assist on stage and in the family activity areas, gallery, and parking lot. Two shifts are available: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Help us offer an exciting and fresh marketplace of food, arts, crafts, and home goods for our guests! Apply here to be a vendor at AsiaFest 2019. For questions, please contact KEllison@AsiaSociety.org or 713.496.9917.
FREE Entry to Exhibitions during AsiaFest
In Super Sarap, artists Mik Gaspay, Jeanne F. Jalandoni, Charlene Tan, and O.M. France Viana revisit commonplace objects and food within Filipino cooking to elicit personal and collective memories and to challenge cultural norms associated with food.
On view March 16 – July 21, 2019
In Site Lines: Artists Working in Texas, the works of Texas-based artists Ambreen Butt, Abhidnya Ghuge, Beili Liu, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, and Prince Varughese Thomas address themes such as the value of work, cultural memory, and the importance of place.
On view April 13 – August 18, 2019
Sponsorship and Support
Paid parking is available in the Asia Society Texas Center parking lot across from the building on Southmore Boulevard. For additional details about accessing the Museum District — including Metrorail, cabs, and more parking options — please visit the Houston Museum District website.
About Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates Asians and Pacific Islanders. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
- Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $8 for nonmembers.
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
- Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.
Special Offers / Dining
An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri's museum café is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Events at Asia Society Texas Center
Apr. 24 – Apr. 24, 2019
Breakfast and Conversation with Dr. Michael Mandelbaum: “The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth”
Within Walking Distance
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