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Lifelong Learning

Asia Society Texas Center’s Adult Education Program provides affordable instruction on a wide variety of Asian topics. The goal is to engage the adult community and increase knowledge of Asian arts, culture, history, politics, and customs.

The Texas Center works with partners from across the Houston educational community. Class instructors may come from local universities, nonprofits, community centers, and businesses. When available, experts visiting Houston to speak at the public programs will also speak to Adult Education classes.

Yang Style 24 Form Tai Chi Course
Mondays, March 20 – April 24, 6:00-7:45 pm

This beginner course in Yang Style 24 Form Tai Chi led by instructor Henderson Smith focuses on movement, mindfulness, and the power of breath.

WuDang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi
Mondays, May 1–June 26, 6:00-7:30 pm
Mondays, September 11–October 23, 6:00-7:30 pm

This beginner course in WuDang Mountain 18 Form Tai Chi will provide a basic introduction to the value of Tai Chi for its 21st century practical applications to reduce stress and improve your health.

 

Yoga for Mind and Body
Tuesdays, January 3 - June 27, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Join us in exploring the benefits of yoga, including strengthening and toning the body, improving flexibility, mobility and balance, as well as enhancing an overall sense of physical and emotional wellbeing.

 

Crash Courses in Chinese: Beginner I and II
I: Mondays, February 6 - April 17  
II: Wednesdays, January 25 - April 5
II: Thursdays, January 26 - April 20

Crash courses in Chinese provide adult language learners a basic introduction and foundation in Mandarin Chinese.

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Architecture Tours

Guided tours of Asia Society Texas Center provide opportunities to see Yoshio Taniguchi's first free-standing structure in the United States. They focus on the materials, influences, and ambience of the building and are free for Members, $5 for Nonmembers.

Tour stops will include:

  • The Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater
  • Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center
  • Elkins Foundation Water Garden
  • Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall
  • The Water Garden Terrace

Fall and Spring Tours 
Click on the link(s) below to RSVP or buy tickets.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
 

Tour Tips

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour. Groups arriving more than 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time should remain in our Grand Hall until tour staff and docents are ready. Latecomers may join the tour in progress.
  • Tours last approximately 60 minutes and involve a minimal amount of walking. Wheelchair access is available throughout the building.
  • Photography without flash is permitted for all current exhibitions. Photography permission for future exhibitions is dependent on agreements between loaning institutions and Asia Society Texas Center exhibitions staff.

To schedule a group tour outside of these designated days, please fill out the form below or contact Sarah Collins, Education & Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected].

Schedule a tour »

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Art Tours

Docent-led tours of Asia Society Texas Center’s exhibitions allow visitors to experience art on a personal level, learn about art historical periods and styles, and hear stories associated with the artwork. Art tours are free for Members, $5 for Nonmembers.

Fall and Spring Tours
Click on the link(s) below to RSVP or buy tickets.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017 

Tour Tips

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour. Groups arriving more than 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time should remain in our Grand Hall until tour staff and docents are ready. Latecomers may join the tour in progress.
  • Tours last approximately 60 minutes and involve a minimal amount of walking. Wheelchair access is available throughout the building.
  • Photography without flash is permitted for all current exhibitions. Photography permission for future exhibitions is dependent on agreements between loaning institutions and Asia Society Texas Center exhibitions staff.
  • All food and beverages are prohibited in the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery.

To schedule a school or group tour outside of these designated days, please fill out the form below or contact Sarah Collins, Education & Outreach Coordinator, at [email protected].

Schedule a tour »

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Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous support provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas Center.