Asia Society Texas Center

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Established : 1979

Address : 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004, United States

Timings : 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (Thursday- Sunday), Monday- Wednesday closed

Admission Fee : None

Exhibitions : Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes; Joss: Works by Joseph Havel; Relatum-signal; Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form; Mandala Sand Painting by the Mystical Arts of Tibet etc.

Programs : Spring Break: Spring into Asia, Virtual Field Trips, ExploreAsia Summer Camps, Young Leader Institute, Educator Workshops, Tai Chi and Qigong, Architecture Tours, Korean Festival etc.

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Asia Society Texas Center, Houston Overview

The Asia Society Texas Center in Houston was designed by Yoshio Taniguchi and is one of the 12 Asia Society centres. It was built in order to educate the American people about Asian culture, art, politics, geography and more, and it does so via several exhibitions, educational tours, programs and workshops.

All of these initiatives involve getting a tour of the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery exhibits, viewing PowerPoint presentations on Asia as well as the Center, art-making activities, storytelling and performances, amongst others. Moreover, the events organised are suitable for people of all ages and seek to create dialogue and awareness with respect to the various aspects of the continent. In terms of its architecture, the museum is spread out over 40,000 square feet and comprises of 2 floors and a basement. Jura Limestone has been used for the walls, American Cherry Wood for the wall panelling and Basaltina Italian Stone for the flooring.

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