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https://365thingsinhouston.com/2018/02/23/science-of-love-mixer-health-museum-march-2018/# Pheramor Kaleidoscope Houston
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Check out the video from the Transitory Sound and Movement Collective performance of Breath on Tuesday!
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We have an exciting partnership with HSPVA coming up next week - Art In Action - Arete Lecture Series! Our Executive Director, David Leslie, will be speaking about the intersection of art, spirituality, and social justice. Don't miss this awesome presentation!
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Tonight! Don’t miss @themoodyarts Birthday Party, from 6-9pm! Explore the Moody’s new exhibitions, including works by Josiah McElheny (pictured) and @ricepublicart collection artist Leo Villareal, as well as music, performances and, of course, cake. Like the Moody’s exhibition program, the party tonight is free and open to the public!
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Since a human heart has its own electrical impulse, it can continue beating for a period of time even if it is separated from the body.
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Joseph Cohen and the nanomaterial investigations of his Rice Public Art residency are the subject of an exciting feature in Arts+Culture Texas magazine! His solo exhibition "Looking at a flower" is on view at the Rice BioScience Research Collaborative through April 8.
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Art & Activism: An Evening with Peter Sellars Pay What You Can, suggested contribution $20 The arts play an important connecting role in society in ways that other sectors cannot. Artists can move through a variety of environments using music, performance, visual arts and other media to address difficult topics, challenge cultural stigmas, bring diverse people together, and provoke new ways of thinking that can lead to powerful social and political changes. In a time of censorship, political bullying, and polarization between people, where do the arts stand today, locally and nationally? What is the role of the arts as commentator and catalyst for social justice? And what is the responsibility of cultural institutions and patrons for preserving the arts as a voice for the public? In partnership with Houston Grand Opera and in conjunction with their initiative Seeking the Human Spirit, join the Rothko Chapel for a conversation exploring arts and activism in society today from the perspectives of the artist, cultural institution and funder. The conversation participants include Peter Sellars, renowned opera and theater director and professor at UCLA; Debbie McNulty, Director of Mayor Turner's Office of Cultural Affairs; and Patrick Summers, Artistic and Music Director of Houston Grand Opera; moderated by the Rothko Chapel’s Executive Director David Leslie. About the program participants: Peter Sellars has gained international renown for his groundbreaking and transformative interpretations of artistic masterpieces and for collaborative projects with an extraordinary range of creative artists. He has staged operas at the Canadian Opera Company, Dutch National Opera, English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opéra National de Paris, and the Salzburg Festival, among others. Recent projects include an acclaimed production of La Clemenza di Tito at the 2017 Salzburg Festival, a concert staging of The Cunning Little Vixen with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and the premiere of the latest John Adams/Peter Sellars collaboration, Girls of the Golden West, at San Francisco Opera. Sellars has led several major arts festivals, including the 1990 and 1993 Los Angeles Festivals and the 2002 Adelaide Arts Festival. In 2006 he was Artistic Director of New Crowned Hope, a festival in Vienna for which he invited artists from diverse cultural backgrounds to create new work in the fields of music, theater, dance, film, the visual arts and architecture for the celebration of Mozart’s 250th birth anniversary. He is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, a resident curator of the Telluride Film Festival, and was a Mentor for the Rolex Arts Initiative. Sellars is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Erasmus Prize for contributions to European culture, the Gish Prize, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Polar Music Prize and named Artist of the Year by Musical America. Debbie McNulty served as Lead Consultant for the City of Houston’s Arts and Cultural Plan before being appointed Director of the Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs in 2015. Her extensive experience includes work in philanthropy, public-private partnerships, community-based organizations and the arts. She was a program officer with Houston Endowment Inc. from 2008 to 2014, working primarily in the areas of arts and culture and community and economic development. From 2004 to 2008, McNulty was Executive Director of Art League Houston, a nonprofit art school and gallery, coordinating the development and construction of their expanded facility. From 2000 to 2004, she served as Director of the Civic Art and Design Program at the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County (now Houston Arts Alliance), having worked with the program from its inception in 1994 and throughout the effort that resulted in the adoption the Houston percent-for-art ordinance in 1999. Patrick Summers was named artistic and music director of HGO in 2011 after having served as the company’s music director since 1998. He has conducted more than 60 operas at HGO and has been responsible for many important artistic advances, including the development of the HGO Orchestra. Some highlights of his work at HGO include conducting the company’s first-ever complete cycle of Wagner’s Ring and its first performances of the Verdi Requiem; collaborating on the world premieres of André Previn’s Brief Encounter, Christopher Theofanidis’s The Refuge, Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life, The End of the Affair, and Three Decembers, Carlisle Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree and Prince of Players, and Tod Machover’s Resurrection; leading the American premiere of Weinberg’s Holocaust opera The Passenger, both at HGO and on tour to the Lincoln Festival; and nurturing the careers of such artists as Christine Goerke, Ailyn Pérez, Joyce DiDonato, Ana María Martínez, Ryan McKinny, Tamara Wilson, Albina Shagimuratova, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Norman Reinhardt, Jamie Barton, and Dimitri Pittas. Maestro Summers is principal guest conductor for San Francisco Opera, where he was honored in 2015 with the company’s highest honor, the San Francisco Opera Medal. His work with SFO includes collaborating with André Previn on the 1998 world premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire and conducting several of the performances, and conducting Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick, which was recorded and telecast on PBS’s Great Performances. #SeekingtheHumanSpirit
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Please share this with other teachers. It is a free workshop for educators lead by a representative from the Yad Vaashem in Israel. It is a joint program of the Anti-Defamation League, the Shoa Foundation and Yad Vaashem.
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Celebrate the Rothko Chapel and raise a glass to the moon on March 23rd for our Moonrise Party at MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston with food by Cuchara Restaurant and music by Femina-X, Como Las Movies, and DJ Mexican Blackbird! Get your tickets below! http://rothkochapel.org/give/moonrise-party/
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Genome offered Houstonians a glimpse at the 0.5% variation in human genetics and its impact on human health. #throwbackthursday #tbt
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Join Children's Museum of Houston on Saturday, February 24, 10 am-4 pm, for Crank it up! Engineers Day Celebration. #HOUMuse #HOUMuseZone4
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Join Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on Saturday, February 24, 12:30-2 pm, for Performance | Space City Slam Series. #HOUMuse #HOUMuseZone3
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International Women's Day Observation The Monument Quilt (Force) display on Chapel grounds, 10am-6pm Twilight Meditation inside Chapel, 6pm Pay What You Can, suggested contribution $15 The theme for International Women’s Day in 2018 is “#PressForProgress” – the worldwide campaign calls for changing stereotypes, promoting positive visibility of women and celebrating the achievements of women. Responding to this theme and the #MeToo movement, the Chapel will host a small display of The Monument Quilt, a quilted collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. The Monument Quilt is organized by FORCE, a Baltimore-based activist collective dedicated to upsetting rape culture. In the evening we host a Twilight Meditation facilitated by Claire Villareal from Dawn Center for Tibetan Buddhism, along with Shanti Flagg, FORCE's Studio Director, and representatives of local organizations supporting women who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse. Join as we unite in advocacy and support of women around the world. About the presenters: FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative activist collaboration to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent. FORCE designs communications campaigns to generate media attention and get millions of people talking. The organization gained national attention for their viral panty prank, where they pretended to be Victoria’s Secret promoting consent themed slogans on underwear. Today, FORCE is most widely known for The Monument Quilt, a quilted collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. Learn more at upsettingrapeculture.com Shanti Flagg is an artist and has been a collective member at FORCE for 3 years. She directs the operations of their studio headquarters in Baltimore. The project Shanti primarily works on is the Monument Quilt. She coordinates volunteers in the studio to create the quilts, and she works with the Monument Quilt Leadership Team to plan the culminating display of the Quilt on the National Mall. The Monument Quilt creates public healing space for survivors of rape and abuse. Claire Villarreal PhD, a native of Fort Worth, TX, has been practicing and studying Buddhism since 1997. She completed her undergraduate studies, including two years of Tibetan language study with Dawn Mountain co-founder Anne C. Klein, with a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies at Rice University in 1999. Next she traveled to Thailand, where she trained with Theravada Buddhist monastics, and she has spent time in India and Nepal practicing and studying Tibetan Buddhism. Returning to Texas, Claire has taught mindfulness in a variety of settings in Fort Worth and Houston since 2004. She defended her dissertation, on the interface between contemplative practice and philosophical developments in Tibet, at Rice with Anne as advisor in spring of 2015. She administers Dawn Mountain’s programs, teaches meditation, and practices kung fu. About International Women's Day: International Women's Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. IWD has been observed since in the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. For more information, visit internationalwomensday.com #IWD2018 Community Partner: Daya Houston