Lecture

Letters to Akilah

Performative lecture by ASP artist Regina Agu in response to the work of late poet Akilah Oliver

Letters to Akilah is a performative lecture by artist Regina Agu in response to the work of late poet Akilah Oliver. Agu's first encounter with Oliver's work was the poetry collection "A Toast in the House of Friends," which includes the essay "The Visible Unseen" that has served as a contextual home for Agu for many years. The program will include a range of responses to Oliver's work, including texts, readings, images, and sound.


When:
Jun 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
Free
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CounterCurrent18 - Opening Night Celebration


Join us on the University of Houston campus for our opening night celebration featuring a lecture and performance from artist Michael Mercil as well as a reprise of the Art Car Horn Concerto!

DATE / TIME / SITE(S)
Tue 4/10/18
5pm-7:30pm

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
University of Houston
Entrance 16 off Cullen Boulevard

ABOUT THE PROJECT
6pm Horn Concerto for an Orchestra of Automobiles

Join us as we kick off CounterCurrent week with music, performance, and libations on the University of Houston Campus. The celebration begins with a keynote lecture delivered by Michael Mercil, artist, professor, and founder of the Living Culture Initiative. Concurrently, the party will get started at 5pm with beverages and bites and will be highlighted by the Horn Concerto for an Orchestra of Automobiles, performed by local musicians using the horns of Houston’s most unique Art Cars in observance of Art Car Week—last performed at the Mitchell Center by the Art Guys in 2006—and a performance of Reading the Daily News by Michael Mercil. The festivities will continue at CounterCurrrent’s official bar, Mongoose versus Cobra, from 7:30pm onwards, after the reception concludes on campus. Tickets are not required for the Opening Night Celebration.

*The 5pm lecture is free but ticketed here.
The Horn Concerto for an Orchestra of Automobiles is presented in partnership with the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art.


ABOUT
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects represent the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

CounterCurrent18 Box Office is run by MATCH-Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and events take place all over the city. 

INFORMATION
FREE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE MARCH 19, 2018. FOR THE FESTIVAL LINEUP, VISIT WWW.COUNTERCURRENTFESTIVAL.ORG.
When:
Apr 10, 2018
Cost:
RSVP
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

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A huge number of students wrote the exam and are seeking for the results declaration by the state board. Gujarat 10th Results 2018

When:
Dec 31, 2021
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:29 pm
Location:
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Conversations at The Center-John Pluecker and Carrie Marie Schnieder: Creative Artist Tactics

Galveston Arts Center Presents "Conversations at The Center"

Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents next Conversations @ The Center on March
22, 2018 with artist and activists John Pluecker and Carrie Marie Schneider
.
The series features artists and other arts professionals who speak about and
show images of their work, practices, professions, or discuss timely issues in
contemporary visual art. March’s Conversation will focus on creative artist
tactics, using Pluecker and
Schneider’s work and projects as examples. The overall 2018 theme is Artists
as Activists
, including artists whose work engages communities, is
political in nature, and acts as agents for social change. 

When:
Mar 22, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
6:30 Free
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Painting Class, RockStar Style! "It's Time to Rodeo!"

Paint like a Rockstar!

Have fun as you paint a TEXAS/rodeo themed masterpiece with the ROCKSTAR artist, Velia Pily Almazan!

Bring your favorite wine and snacks to enjoy as the AMAZING Pily, guides you through your very own rodeo-themed painting!

$50 per person.
When:
Mar 10, 2018
Cost:
$50
Time:
2:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
2:00pm-5:00pm $50
Location:

Conversation with Jamal Cyrus x Jamire Williams


Conversation with Jamal Cyrus x Jamire Williams
Sunday, March 25, 2018
2 PM
Horton Gallery

Join Lawndale Sunday, March 25 at 2 PM for a conversation with Jamal Cyrus and Jamire Williams on the last day Boogaloo & The Midnite Hours will be on view. During this conversation, Cyrus and Williams will discuss the creative origins of their exhibition and how the exhibit relates to each of their respective practices.

This event is free and open to the public.
When:
Mar 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location:
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Conversation with Daniela Antelo and Georganne Boardman


Conversation with Daniela Antelo and Georganne Boardman
Sunday, March 11, 2018
1 - 3 PM

Join Lawndale Sunday, March 11 from 1 - 3 PM for a conversation with Intersections and Interactions on Language artist Daniela Antelo and writer Georgeanne Boardman. In this conversation, Antelo and Boardman will discuss Antelo's exhibition, alternative forms of communication, and cross-cultural experiences.

This event is free and open to the public.
When:
Mar 11, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Hearth, Heart, Home: Skara Brae's Early Stone Age Dwellings

Sankofa: Our Past is Our Future

The 50th
Anniversary Season of the
Archaeological
Institute of America, Houston Society
continues its Sankofa year – revealing how the
past impacts our future – with an engrossing lecture by Martin Carruthers on a
UNESCO World Heritage site – Skara Brae, a superbly preserved Neolithic hut
settlement on Orkney Island, Scotland, which is surrounded by more than 20+
structures.  “Hearth, Heart, Home: Skara
Brae’s Early Stone Age Dwellings” will be presented by Martin Carruthers on Tuesday,
February 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555
Hermann Park Drive, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre.  

 

The site includes the 5,000-year-old
village of Skara Brae; the giant chambered grave of Maeshowe; and the Stones of
Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, two huge neighboring circles of standing
stones.  Carruthers believes that this
farming community of a few thousand-people coalesced into larger tribal units,
perhaps with an elite ruling class, which began to construct bigger and bigger
monuments.  Discovered in 2003, archaeologists
believe the Orkney Islands served as a cultural center for people of the New
Stone Age. He will focus his discussion on the hut settlement, Skara Brae. The
settlement is the first place discovered on the Island, and consists of eight
stone-built structures connected by low covered passageways with stone slab
roofs – structures we would refer to as a “home.”  Each featured a large square room with a
fireplace, a bed and a shelved dresser. 
They sheltered people for 600 years from 3200BC to 2200BC.  What does “home” mean to you? How do you know
when you are “home?”  Join members of the
Archaeology Society for Carruther’s lecture “Hearth, Heart, Home: Skara Brae’s
Early Stone Age Dwellings,” to learn more about this site, described as the “World’s
Greatest Neolithic Find.”

 

Tickets

Admission is $18.00. HMNS and Archaeological
Institute of America member tickets are $12.00. Tickets are available at the
HMNS Box Office on the night of the event or in advance by phone at (713)
639-4629.   Tickets are not available
online. To become a member of the AIA, Houston Society visit
http://www.houstonarchaeology.info

    

When:
Feb 20, 2018
The 50th Anniversary Season of the Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society continues its Sankofa year – revealing how the past impacts our future – with an engrossing lecture by Martin Carruthers on a UNESCO World Heritage site – Skara Brae, a superbly preserved Neolithic hut settlement on Orkney Island, Scotland, which is surrounded by more than 20+ structures.  “Hearth, Heart, Home: Skara Brae’s Early Stone Age Dwellings” will be presented by Martin Carruthers on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre.     The site includes the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae; the giant chambered grave of Maeshowe; and the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, two huge neighboring circles of standing stones.  Carruthers believes that this farming community of a few thousand-people coalesced into larger tribal units, perhaps with an elite ruling class, which began to construct bigger and bigger monuments.  Discovered in 2003, archaeologists believe the Orkney Islands served as a cultural center for people of the New Stone Age. He will focus his discussion on the hut settlement, Skara Brae. The settlement is the first place discovered on the Island, and consists of eight stone-built structures connected by low covered passageways with stone slab roofs – structures we would refer to as a “home.”  Each featured a large square room with a fireplace, a bed and a shelved dresser.  They sheltered people for 600 years from 3200BC to 2200BC.  What does “home” mean to you? How do you know when you are “home?”  Join members of the Archaeology Society for Carruther’s lecture “Hearth, Heart, Home: Skara Brae’s Early Stone Age Dwellings,” to learn more about this site, described as the “World’s Greatest Neolithic Find.”   Tickets Admission is $18.00. HMNS and Archaeological Institute of America member tickets are $12.00. Tickets are available at the HMNS Box Office on the night of the event or in advance by phone at (713) 639-4629.   Tickets are not available online. To become a member of the AIA, Houston Society visit http://www.houstonarchaeology.info     
Cost:
$18.00
Time:
6:30 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
6:30 p.m., $18.00
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Hearth, Heart, Home: Skara Brae's Early Stone Age Dwellings

Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society

“WORLD’S GREAT
NEOLITHIC FIND” AND THE CONCEPT OF HOME ARE THE SUBJECT OF DISCOVER LECTURE
SERIES 
 

Home is where the
hearth is in Skara Brae
 

January 8,
2018 (Houston, Texas) — The 50th Anniversary Season of the
Archaeological
Institute of America, Houston Society

continues its Sankofa year – revealing how the past impacts our future – with
an engrossing lecture by Nick Card on a UNESCO World Heritage site – Skara
Brae, a superbly preserved Neolithic hut settlement set on Orkney Island,
Scotland, which is surrounded by more than 20+ structures. The site includes
the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae; the giant chambered grave of Maeshowe;
and the Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, two huge neighboring
circles of standing stones.  Card
believes that this farming community of a few thousand-people coalesced into
larger tribal units, perhaps with an elite ruling class, which began to
construct bigger and bigger monuments.  Discovered
in 2003, archaeologists believe the Orkney Islands served as a cultural center
for people of the New Stone Age. Card, Project Research Manager, Orkney
Research Centre for Archaeology, (ORKA) has been part of the team excavating
the site since its discovery.  He will
focus his discussion on the hut settlement, Skara Brae. The settlement is the
first place discovered on the Island, and consists of eight stone-built
structures connected by low covered passageways with stone slab roofs –
structures we would refer to as a “home.” 
Each featured a large square room with a fireplace, a bed and a shelved
dresser.  They sheltered people for 600
years from 3200BC to 2200BC.  What does
“home” mean to you? How do you know when you are “home?”  Join members of the Archaeology Society for
Card’s lecture “Hearth, Heart, Home: Skara Brae’s Early Stone Age Dwellings,”
to learn more about this site, described as the “World’s Greatest Neolithic
Find.”

Tickets

Admission
is $18.00. HMNS and Archaeological Institute of America member tickets are
$12.00. Tickets are available at the HMNS Box Office on the night of the event
or in advance by phone at (713) 639-4629.  
Tickets are not available online. To become a member of the AIA, Houston
Society visit
http://www.houstonarchaeology.info.

About the Speaker

Nick Card has worked widely
throughout Britain since graduating from Glasgow University with an MA Honors
Archaeology. Over the last decade he has directed and managed a wide range of
both research and commercial projects for the Orkney Archaeological Trust and
latterly for the Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology of the University of
Highlands and Islands (ORCA). He also contributes to various teaching modules
within the Archaeology Department of the University of the Highlands and
Islands and has assisted with the establishment of an Archaeology Institute
within the University of the Highlands and Islands.




Since the inscription of Orkney’s World Heritage
Site (WHS) the 
Heart of Neolithic Orkney, he has been involved in research and fieldwork
relating to the sites: as director of the excavations at Bookan Chambered Tomb;
as coordinator of the WHS geophysics program; and as a major contributor to the
Research Agenda. His interests lie in all aspects of the prehistory of Britain
and the Highlands and Islands with particular reference to the Neolithic. He
has also co-directed the major excavations at the extensive Bronze Age cemetery
of the Knowes of Trotty and the Iron Age complex at Mine Howe.




Since 2004 Nick has directed the Ness of Brodgar
excavations in the very heart of the WHS. This project has evolved from several
seasons of small-scale test trenches and evaluations to large scale excavation
that has become internationally recognized and reported widely in both the
popular and academic press including the cover article in 
National
Geographic
 August 2014.  In 2009
the Ness was recognized by the American Institute of Archaeology; in 2011, it
won the Current Archaeology Research Project of the Year; and in 2012 was
awarded the international Andante Travel Archaeology Award, having been runner
up in 2008.




Nick has lectured widely in the UK and abroad at
all levels on the Ness excavations, the WHS and Orcadian archaeology in
general. Since 2010 he has also undertaken four mini-lecture tours of the USA
speaking by invitation to a number of institutions including the Smithsonian,
Harvard Clubs of DC and NY, the Sorbonne, the British Museum, the Australian
Museum, the AIA in Salem, Oregon, the George Bush Memorial Library in Texas, and
the Explorers Club in DC.  Recently he was awarded the Samuel Kress
lectureship for 2016-17 by the Archaeological Institute of America.


About Archaeological Institute of
America, Houston

The
Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society promotes awareness and
appreciation of world cultures though archaeology. Fifty years ago, the
organization was founded by Dominique de Menil, Philip Oliver-Smith, and Walter
Widrig. Today, through our programming, we seek to find common links to those
who have come before us, to acknowledge the basic dignity of all humankind, and
ultimately to advance mutual understanding among Houston’s diverse community.

 

Additional
programs sponsored by The Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society
include Family Events; Ancient Encounters; and area tours.  Please visit the AIA, Houston Society website
for details
http://www.houstonarchaeology.info.

When:
Feb 20, 2018
Cost:
$18.00
Time:
6:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
6:30 p.m., $18.00
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Inspired by Robert Frank: Publishing the Photobook in the 21st Century

The Museum’s Hirsch Library and the Houston Center for Photography (HCP) jointly present this panel discussion about the current environment in the field of photography and photobooks, as well as perspectives on the future.

Held in the Brown Auditorium Theater at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Moderator: Ashlyn Davis, executive director, Houston Center for Photography | Introduced by Jon Evans, chief librarian and archivist, MFAH

Panel participants:
• Alejandro Cartagena, photographer and editor
• Manfred Heiting, designer, editor, and collector
• Kevin Messina, publisher and editor
• Gerhard Steidl, printer and publisher

The publishing of Robert Frank's landmark photobook, The Americans (1959), inspired generations of photographers to embark upon their own artistic careers. His searing views of postwar America created a new kind of poetry for the medium that was distinctly tied to the form of the photobook, and subsequently inspired generations of photographers to use the photobook in unconventional and impactful ways. Surprisingly, the digital age in which we live has spawned a photobook renaissance, with increased interest in publishing, collecting, and scholarly research in the field.

The Museum’s Hirsch Library and the Houston Center for Photography (HCP) jointly present this panel discussion about the current environment in the field of photography and photobooks, as well as perspectives on the future. This program, which brings together a distinct group of leaders in the field, is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2017, on view at HCP from December 8, 2017, through January 5, 2018.

For more than three decades, the MFAH has had a commitment to Frank’s work through its collection of more than 400 of the artist’s photographs, distribution of many of his films, virtually complete holdings of his books, and maquettes for two seminal book works, The Americans and Lines of My Hand.


When:
Dec 9, 2017
Cost:
• $5 Students with ID & members of the MFAH and HCP • $10 Adult nonmembers
Time:
11:00 am
Saturday Time & Price:
11:00am - 12:30pm • $5 Students with ID & members of the MFAH and HCP • $10 Adult nonmembers


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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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