August Brings Free Art Classes, Meditation Sessions and More to Asia Society

Meditation in the Gallery, Sundays in August at 8:30 am.

HOUSTON, July 25, 2013 — Houstonians have a novel way to beat the heat and learn something new at Asia Society Texas Center in August.

Children and their families will enjoy a papermaking session on Saturday, Aug. 3, as part of the center’s monthly Creation Station series. This free program will teach children about the wonders of Asia through the ancient art of Japanese papermaking. The program runs from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Also on Aug. 3, the Center will offer a tour of its critically-acclaimed building designed by renowned Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi at 1:00 pm. The building has earned worldwide praise for its innovation and beauty. Following the tour, participants are invited to explore the Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery at 2:00 pm. A docent-led tour will feature the gallery’s current exhibition of famed artist Tawara Yūsaku: Universe Is Flux: The Art of Tawara Yūsaku.

Relax and let your body and mind flourish with Sunday mornings in August as Asia Society Texas Center offers free meditation sessions. Instructors from the Houston Zen Center will lead participants in standing and walking meditation exercises, and discuss Zen Buddhism and the role meditation can play in achieving inner peace. These free sessions, held in the Sarofim Gallery, are offered from 8:30 – 10:00 am. For more information on upcoming events and other summer activities, please click here.


Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding among peoples, leaders and institutions in Asia and the United States. The Texas Center was founded in 1979 by a group headed by former First Lady Barbara Bush and former Ambassador Roy M. Huffington and has its own 501c3 status. It accomplishes its mission primarily by hosting public programs ranging from addresses by policy experts and business and government leaders to art exhibitions, author talks, concerts and performances. Asia Society Texas Center celebrated the grand opening of its stunning new building in the heart of Houston’s Museum District in 2012.


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