Black Cultural Organizations in Houston: “Soul of a Nation” Virtual Panel Discussion
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 – Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020
Explore the importance and resilience of Houston’s Black cultural organizations, their birth and evolution over the years, and their role in today’s social and political climate. On Saturday, August 15, tune in at 3 p.m. for a livestream discussion, moderated by John Guess, chief executive officer for the Houston Museum of African American Culture.
“Black Cultural Organizations in Houston” is the last of five panel discussions in the Saturday series accompanying the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power. This talk brings together artist Vicki Meek; Eileen Morris of the Ensemble Theatre; and Harrison Guy of Urban Souls Dance Company.
Meet the Panel
The work of nationally recognized artist Vicki Meek can be found in the collections of a number of U.S. museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has been a leader in arts administration for more than 40 years.
Eileen Morris is the artistic director of Houston’s Ensemble Theatre, one of the largest African American theaters in the world. She is also a board member of the Houston Cinema Arts Society, the Midtown Management District, and the Theatre Communications Group.
The artistic director of Urban Souls Dance Company (USDC), Harrison Guy started dancing when he was 8 years old. He trained in New York City at the Alvin Ailey School in New York City and founded USDC after returning to Houston.
John Guess serves as chief executive officer for the Houston Museum of African American Culture, founded in 1999 to promote the vibrancy of African and African American culture and art forms. He has also served on the boards of institutions including the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and the Houston Arts Alliance.
► Tune in on Saturday, August 15, at 3 p.m. for this virtual discussion about Black cultural organizations in Houston. Before or after, experience Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power for yourself. The landmark exhibition is on view through August 30 at the MFAH, the final venue on the three-year tour. Plan ahead for your visit.
This virtual lecture series receives generous funding from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- MFAH Members FREE
- Adults $15
- Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
- Military (with ID) $10
- College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
- Youth (13–18) $7.50
- Children (12 & younger) FREE
- Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.
Two Parking Garages
Parking Garage HoursOpen daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Parking Garage Fees
- Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
- The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
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