Asia Society Texas Center

Scraping the Sky: Photographs by Vicky Roy

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 – Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019


Asia Society Texas Center features a new exhibition, Scraping the Sky: Photographs by Vicky Roy.

Vicky Roy's works in this exhibition feature ranges of human industry in radically different environments, and the unceasing drive to build at great heights. In 2009 Roy produced photographs focused on the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in New York, and Asia Society Texas Center will mark the 10th anniversary of Roy's unique views of the city in recovery with a selection of his images from the WTC site. Roy has also spent extensive time in the Himalayas, capturing the built environments of the area, notable for the range of high-altitude architecture made with extremely limited raw materials. Roy compares these differing approaches to building and engineering, and asks us to consider their environmental impacts.


  • 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


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