Art Tour

Monthly Art Tour

Join Asia Society Texas Center for a docent-led tour of the exhibitions Scraping the Sky: Photographs by Vicky Roy and Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised & Revisited.

About Scraping the Sky: Photographs by Vicky Roy

Vicky Roy's works in this exhibition feature ranges of human industry in radically different environments, and the unceasing drive to build at great heights. In 2009 Roy produced photographs focused on the rebuilding of the World Trade Center in New York, and Asia Society Texas Center will mark the 10th anniversary of Roy's unique views of the city in recovery with a selection of his images from the WTC site. Roy has also spent extensive time in the Himalayas, capturing the built environments of the area, notable for the range of high-altitude architecture made with extremely limited raw materials. Roy compares these differing approaches to building and engineering, and asks us to consider their environmental impacts.

About Tsuruya Kōkei: Modern Kabuki Prints Revised & Revisited

The exhibition presents all of Tsuruya Kōkei's kabuki actor prints from 1984 to 1993. Because the artist limited his editions, such a complete collection represents a first in Texas. To explore the broader contours of kabuki actor prints, Kōkei's work is contextualized by actor prints by Sharaku, as well as two dozen additional works by contemporary Japanese and western artists.

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.

Additional Tour Dates

Asia Society Texas Architecture and Art Tours

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.

Program Sponsors

Karen Chang Hamman



Event Details

Sat 12 Oct 2019
3 - 4 p.m.

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77004


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Free for Members, $5 Students and Seniors, $8 Nonmembers
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