Museum Experience Day: Zone 1

Museum Experience Day: Zone 1

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 – Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

11:00 AM – 07:00 PM

Guests are invited to join the institutions of Houston’s Museum District Zone 1— the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, and the Houston Center for Photography—for a day of family entertainment: music, photography scavenger hunt, art exhibitions, and more!


2 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:30 pm: Three simultaneous musical performances. Walk between the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, and the Houston Center for Photography to hear each program, where music reflects the unique character of each space.

1441 W. Alabama St. • 713.529.4775 • hcponline.org • Hours: 11 am–7 pm

11 am–6 pm: Houston Center for Photography dares you to be creative with two scavenger hunts. Try to find all the clues in HCP’s exhibition scavenger hunt of the 2017 Print Auction Exhibition and follow the Zone 1 scavenger hunt as you visit the museums to capture event details with your camera.

11 am–5 pm: Live Screen Printing with Hen Laying Egg at Houston Center for Photography.

11 am–6 pm: On view: the 2017 Print Auction Exhibition where artists, galleries, and collectors from all over the world contribute high caliber photographic art of which one-hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to support HCP exhibitions, educational initiatives, Access and Community Education programs, and the award-winning publication spot magazine.

1533 Sul Ross St. • 713.525.9400 • menil.org • Hours: 11 am–7 pm

12 pm and 12:30 pm: Writers in the Schools (WITS) hosts two 30-minute family writing workshops and readings at the Menil Collection.

11 am–7 pm: The Menil Collection features Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast exhibition and The Francis AlØs: The Fabiola Project at the Byzantine Fresco Chapel. Sometimes imbued with an enigmatic spirituality, combining influences from jazz, poetry, and popular culture, the work of these artists features a diverse array of media.

11 am–7 pm: The Fabiola Project consists primarily of paintings, but also includes bas-relief wood carvings and images in needlepoint, painted ceramics, jewelry, and in one case a mosaic made of rice and beans. On view in the Menil’s Byzantine Fresco Chapel.

3900 Yupon St. • 713.524.9839 • rothkochapel.org • Hours: 10 am–6 pm

1 pm–2 pm: Tai Chi offered by Henderson Smith of Living Well Therapies outside on the Rothko Chapel plaza. Rothko Chapel is a cultural landmark & sacred space dedicated to art, spirituality and human rights.

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  • the Menil Collection, the Rothko Chapel, and the Houston Center for Photography
  • First Aid Station available at the Rothko Chapel courtesy of Park Plaza Hospital

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