Creation Station: Ancestor QuestVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In celebration of Houston Museum District’s Museum Experience: Zone 2, join us at Asia Society Texas Center to explore identity and ancestry through themed art projects and engaging tours of The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America exhibition.
Admission to the gallery on April 25 is free and open to the public.
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Listen to Vietnamese poetry by Thuy-Linh Cornett, throat singing by Ak’chamel, and percussion by Alex Tu. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Presented by southmorehouse presents. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Explore this tent-like home popular on the rural steppes of Central Asia. A local yurt expert will also be available to answer your questions about living in this nomadic domicile. Courtesy of southmorehouse presents. Recommended for all ages.
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tell the story of who you and your family are through the written word or a decorative collage. Activity led by Houston Metropolitan Research Center and Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research / Houston Public Library. Recommended for all ages.
Oral Histories Project
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Video record the story of your family and your identity as a Houstonian. Activity led by Houston Metropolitan Research Center and Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research / Houston Public Library. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Explore Yoshio Taniguchi’s first free-standing structure in the United States. Tour runs approximately 45 minutes. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
Art Gallery Tour
11:15 am and 2:00 pm
Take a docent-led tour of Asia Society Texas Center’s most recent feature exhibition, The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America. Tours run between 45 minutes and 1 hour. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
Papel Picado Activity
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Create animal motifs and floral designs with this Mexican folk art, popularized by Dia de los Muertos ancestral altars. Activity led by local artist Jean King. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Family programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from The Simmons Foundation and Marathon Oil. Additional support provided by the Friends of Education & Outreach at Asia Society Texas Center.
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/creation-station-ancestor-quest 1370 Southmore Blvd Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901