Architecture TourVIEW EVENT DETAILS
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.
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
Additional Tour Dates
Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour. Groups arriving more than 15 minutes prior to 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.
Health and Safety Protocols
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional policies and procedures are in place to protect the health and safety of our guests, staff, and docents. Policies are informed by current recommendations from local, state, and federal health officials, agencies, and authorities including Harris County recommendations and CDC guidelines.
Each in-person tour is limited to 10 participants. All participants and docents are required to wear masks, and physical distancing of 6 feet or more between parties is required during the tour. Guests exhibiting any signs of illness are required to exit the building and asked to return on a future date. Complimentary masks are provided to guests without their own.
Education and Outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Wells Fargo. Generous funding also provided by Margie and Joe Blommaert, Cathay Bank Foundation, Chevron, the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, and H-E-B. Additional support is provided by Friends of Asia Society Texas Center, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in exhibitions and public programming to Houston. At Home in Asiatown virtual tours are funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.
Presenting Sponsor of Education and Outreach
About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/architecture-tour-77 1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004