Today we visit the Contemporary Arts Museum. It’s just entirely too hot now to do many outdoor activities so Max and I are going to see what kind of indoor fun we can have 🙂 ….and admission…FREE!!!
(Above Photo: Peter Valles (Engineering by John Buckley) Cat and Mouse)
Founded in 1958, The C. G. Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas, Inc. is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to continuing education for the human spirit through psychology, spirituality, and the arts and humanities. Our educational and outreach programs enrich lives and enlighten the spirit. Our classes promote a journey of personal growth and a deepening commitment to the community we share. (Source: http://junghouston.org)
The first weekend in June, I headed out for the day – just hopped in the car and decided to see where to road took me 🙂
I ended up here, in front of the San Felipe de Austin State Historical Site. It’s right around the corner practically from Stephen F. Austin State Park so I was shocked that I hadn’t visited earlier as I’ve camped at the park several times. This is where Stephen F. Austin began the town of San Felipe de Austin in Mexican Texas back in 1823.
While browsing online, I came across Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum in San Marcos, Texas. It looked so interesting that I reached out to the Museum Curator, Mr. Thom Fortney to learn more and arrange a visit. Mr. Fortney was so unbelievably kind and helpful – I can’t thank him enough!
I really was impressed to learn they also offer FREE school tours! Nice to see them doing that to benefit our youth!
If you happen to be visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas then you have an added bonus…and it’s…FREE (my favorite four letter word!)!! Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen have done lots of generous things for our city and here is another one! The Sculpture Garden! It’s not huge – maybe 1 acre I’d guess, but it’s nice to take a leisure stroll through the garden and see what’s there. The garden was designed by American. Isamu Noguchi, who was a famous artist himself. He was a famous sculptor, furniture maker, lamp designer and landscape architect. (Noguchi sounds like he did it ALL…well, sorta like eh um a Mom! Yes, I’m in a silly mood)
Enjoy a moment of tranquility!
Thanks for visiting and if you have any places in/near Houston you’d like me to visit, just let me know in the comment section below!
Elizabeth and Max (The Dog Artist) 🙂
Welcome to The Museum of Fine Arts here in H-town! Come see what it has to offer on this visit with me! The above photo is of the “The Light Inside” the colors change every few minutes. The museum does a fine job of getting great exhibits along with housing the permanent exhibits.
Hope you enjoyed the trip to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts! Let me know which are YOUR favorites!!!
Elizabeth and Max
If you live in Houston and are planning to visit this exhibit STOP READING this post now!! I wouldn’t want to ruin any of its surprises :).
In truth, I never heard of Ron Mueck before, but I had seen some advertisements for the “hyperrealistic” artist and the latest exhibit by him at The Museum of Fine Arts here in Houston, Texas. It looked odd but interesting so off I went! Turns out Mueck is Australian born to German parents who were interestingly toy makers so he grew up making puppets and such-even did work with Jim Henson. You’ll also find his creations in Labyrinth and The Storyteller movies – who knew?! (Not me!) He worked in TV and film in the US and London prior to switching over to art in the mid 1990’s. I have to say, this is unlike anything I have ever seen – they are all so life-like its bizarre to experience!! Enjoy!
Young Couple – 2013
Stay tuned for more adventures and as always, I appreciate your comments and reading!
Elizabeth and Max