Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017

10:00 AM – 07:00 PM

Summer’s Museum Experience, returns July 29, showcasing a trio of district museums within an easily walkable three-block footprint. The featured museums of Zone 3; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), The Jung Center Of Houston, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) invite guests to view masterworks, make personalized art, and interact with site-specific installations.

In addition to free general admission in Zone 3 all day, families may participate in a variety of art making activities for all ages, practice Laughter Yoga, and plan for lunch with food trucks stationed at CAMH and the MFAH South Lawn. Relax in the Cullen Sculpture Garden and seek cool sanctuary at community partner site, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

All district museums are open during regular hours with Museum Experience programs from 10 am to 4 pm. METRO light rail has several dedicated stops in the district; park once and ride, walk or use Houston Bcycle located throughout the district and Hermann Park. Go to www.mfah.org/parking for parking and transportation options.

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 10 am-6 pm

10 am-6 pm: Cool off at CAMH by experiencing two immersive exhibitions: Atlas, Plural, Monumental, featuring interactive artworks and the colorful, imaginative A Better Yesterday.

11 am-3 pm: Contribute to a collaborative paper and tape environment inspired by the imaginative worlds and alternate realities created in A Better Yesterday.

11am-3pm: Experience Typewriter Rodeo, a quartet of poem-makers from Austin who create custom poems on any topic you choose using vintage manual typewriters. Carry away a one-of-a-kind typed memento of your day at the museum! The Moon Rooster taco truck and Froeschl’s Ice Cream will be on site to satisfy lunchtime cravings.

1 pm-5 pm: Pick up an Art Guide, take a FAQ Team-led tour, make an original work of art using whatever is in your pocket, and contribute a poster, love note, or want ad to the public monument The Commons! Engage with Public Trust, a participatory artwork by artist Paul Ramírez Jonas that asks visitors to examine the value of their word by declaring a promise.

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The Jung Center Of Houston, 10 am-2:30 pm

10 am-2 pm: Come to The Jung Center and find out how creating art can bring calm and focus to everyday life. Explore the abstract art of Zentangle® at an ongoing mini-workshop.

10 am-4 pm: Sift through hundreds of images to create a keepsake collage the reflects your unique personality.

12:30 pm-1 pm: Learn to use journaling as a tool for insight and clarity.

2 pm-2:30 pm: Outwit stress with Laughter Yoga.

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Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston, 10 am-7 pm

10 am-7 pm: Visitors enjoy free general admission as well as the opportunity to see three ticketed exhibitions currently on view. Go to mfah.org/tickets/ for advance tickets to Ron Mueck, Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish, and Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950.

11 am-4 pm, Law Building: Families can plan their visit to the MFAH in the Kinder Foundation Education Center, a staffed library with books suitable for all ages.

2 pm, Beck Building: Take a free guided tour that highlights the diverse array of art in the museum’s permanent collection.

3 pm, Beck Building: Join a free tour of award-winning photographs by Fazel Sheikh, whose work focuses on communities in Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East.

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St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10 am-4 pm

Open House, 10 am-4 pm: Docent-led and self-guided tours of this historical sanctuary; named one of the ‘50 Best-or Iconic-Buildings’ in Houston by the Houston Chronicle. Visit the green at any time to walk the Bankston Green Labyrinth, featured in Houstonia magazine as one of the ‘50 best ways to stay calm and cool’ in Houston.

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The Museum Experience creates walkable zones within the city that help visitors navigate through the area and experience the museums in a personal way. Each zone showcases a handful of museums at a time, complete with special programming and community partners including a First Aid Station provided by Park Plaza Hospital. The Museum Experience events happen during normal museum hours giving visitors ample time to explore. Although selected museums are featured in each zone, all museums in the District are open during their regular Saturday times.

Houston Museum District Association works collaboratively with 19 nonprofit museums within a 1.5-mile radius of the Mecom Fountain. Formed in 1997, HMDA is committed to making cultural arts accessible to all; providing unparalleled opportunities for education, inspiration and recreation.
First aide station available at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) courtesy of Park Plaza Hospital.

For more info about HMDA Museum Experience Zone 3 2017 participants:

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

The Jung Center Of Houston
5200 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
5501 Main St.
Houston, TX 77004

METRO Houston

Houston Bcycle

Moon Rooster Taco Truck

Froeschl’s Ice Cream

Park Plaza Hospital

Directions & Parking

  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Jung Center, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • First Aid Station available at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston courtesy of Park Plaza Hospital.

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