Physician Dr Gary Brewton presents our updated activity map with event listings for Houston Midtown, Houston Montrose and Houston Museum District.
Click on the image below to open the PDF version of the event map. You can print it out and put it on your refrigerator as a reminder of all the things going on in January 2015.
New Events and Exhibitions on Tap for January 2015
As you can see, as the Christmas holiday events wind down, there are a lot of new exhibitions opening in early January 2015. You can sign up for a ‘crash course in Chinese‘ at the Asia Society Houston (sessions start in early January) or register in early January for Spring semester art classes at the Glassell Art School.
If this holiday season has been especially hectic and stressful for you, you might want to check out the New Year’s Day Meditation Session at the Rothko Chapel.
See Rice University Up Close
The Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is conducting a walking tour of Rice University on Saturday, January 3rd at 10:00 a.m. This is Dr Brewton’s old stomping grounds, he earned his undergraduate degree at Rice.
There’s quite a lot to see on the Rice campus, which is well known for its superb architecture. During the two hour tour, you’ll have a chance to view structures by John Staub, Michael Graves, Cesa Pelli and more.
You’ll want to have a look at the Rice University Map before you go, so you can find the meet up point; it’s on the front lawn of Lovett Hall, (Building 46 on the Rice University map.)
The tour costs $10 (or just $5 if you are an AIA member or student of architecture with ID).
You can avoid paying for parking by taking the Houston Metro Red line and getting off at the Rice University / Hermann Park Station. Otherwise, paid parking is available at the Rice University Visitor Parking Lot L or the Founder’s Court Visitor’s Lot. You’ll need a debit or credit card to access the automated parking attendant.
Become a Houston Museum District Insider: Take a Walking Tour on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
The Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is conducting a walking tour of “our” neighborhood, the Houston Museum District. The tour costs $10 (or just $5 if you are an AIA member or student of architecture with ID).
Meet at the Miro sculpture in the MFAH’s Cullen Sculpture Garden (5101 Montrose Blvd at Binz) at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 27th. Over the course of the following two hours, you’ll see the following sites:
- Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Cullinan Hall (1958) and the Brown Pavilion (1974) by Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969)
- Contemporary Arts Museum – Houston (1972) by Gunnar Birkerts (b1925)
- The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden (1986) at the MFAH by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)
- Asia Society Texas Center (2012) by Yoshio Taniguchi (b1937)