Events in Houston this April 2021

Events in Houston this April 2021

Spring is in the air! There are plenty of educational and fun activities this month in Houston. From glass blowing to and exhibit of Faberge, there’s something for everyone this April in Houston. 

Events in Houston this April 

Watch & Learn Glassblowing Sessions

When: Now through July 31st, 2021

Where: 17442 Farm to Market 2920 Rd

Houston, TX 

Ready to experience something new in a safe environment? We have just the thing! Make a Reservation for one of our Watch & Learn Experiences. Your group (up to 4 people) will watch from a social distance while our glassmakers make the piece you design! You get to pick out the colors and the nuances of the shape while they create and narrate your piece(s). When you book this time it means you will be the only ones in the studio with our glassmakers! Where else can you go to be Blown Away? Come out, be safe, and experience the magic of glass! 

Saturdays in Smither Park

When: Saturdays

Where: 2402 Munger Street

Houston, TX

Enjoy Saturdays in Smither Park and watch Houston's newest and most creative green space evolve as local artists hand-place reused and repurposed material to mosaic the park's many structures. Spend time gazing at all the whimsical mosaics that have been completed including the rocketship, octopus, goldfish, and crazy cat lady. Bring a picnic lunch and hang out under the Vinson & Elkins Pavilion, start a spontaneous drum circle or performance in the Lindley Fish Amphitheater, or just enjoy relaxing on the swings. Bring family and friends to spend Saturday outdoors enjoying this unique, creative environment - and while you're there, make sure to visit The Orange Show Monument, located next door! Every Saturday, weather permitting.

Tomball Morning Market

When: Now through December 26th, 2021

Where: Shiloh’s Food Court

32127 SH 249

Tomball, TX 

Where life is fun and local community connects! Every Sunday from 11-4 at Shiloh’s Food Court. Head down to Tomball and enjoy the day with the whole family- even the dogs. With live music, local vendor shopping, food trucks, craft beer, a full bar and a playground to keep the kids entertained- you can’t pick a better place to spend Sunday a afternoon!32127 SH 249 Access Rd Pinehurst, TX 77362. 

Artful Anniversary: Carmen Herrera Estructuras Monumentales

When: Now through April 23rd, 2021

Where: Buffalo Bayou Park

105 Sabine Street

Houston, TX

In celebration of the 5th anniversary of the completion of Buffalo Bayou Park, Buffalo Bayou Partnership is hosting Artful Anniversary, a series of 5 unique virtual performances and experiences through the month of October. Grab your party hat, tune in to our website or visit the park on your own, and enjoy the music, dance and art along Houston’s 160-acre award-winning green space. All 5-Year Artful Anniversary programs are free and available online. 

Walk among the larger-than-life shapes of Estructuras Monumentales, an exhibition of outdoor sculptures by the 105-year-old, New York-based artist Carmen Herrera (b. 1915, Havana, Cuba).

Pompeii: The Exhibition

When: Now through September 6th, 2021

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX 

POMPEII: The Exhibition examines the lives of residents of Pompeii before and after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24th, 79 A.D. Visitors to the exhibition travel back in time when Pompeii bustled as a commercial port and strategic military and trading city. In a media-rich, object-based, immersive experience, learn how the people of Pompeii lived, loved, worked, worshipped and found entertainment.

The special exhibition features over 150 artifacts on loan from the collection of the Naples National Archaeological Museum, including frescoes, mosaics, and statues from the sites hidden from view and forgotten for centuries until rediscovery over 250 years ago. The sudden disaster that destroyed Pompeii also preserved it and over time archaeologists have uncovered a unique record of its daily life — roads, buildings, municipal services, paintings, mosaics, artifacts, and even preserved bodies. Ongoing excavations at the site provides an ever-evolving picture of everyday life at the height of the Roman Empire. 

Faberge: The Art of Presentation

When: Now through December 31st, 2021

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

The McFerrin Fabergé Collection is presented in the state-of-the-art gallery in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. This gallery is made possible by the generous underwriting of the Artie and Dorothy McFerrin Foundation.

The first installation in the gallery is the special exhibition Fabergé: The Art of Presentation. Visitors will experience the design artistry and craftsmanship of the Fabergé workmasters in an intimate setting.

Currently numbering over 600 pieces, the McFerrin Fabergé Collection is the largest private collection of Fabergé in the world—a treasure trove of objects reflecting the artistry of the Fabergé firm.

Fabergé: The Art of Presentation explores the international politics, diplomacy, economics and innovation in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Beginning with the magnificent crown jewels of Catherine the Great, the development of Peter Carl Fabergé’s techniques and inspiration are explored.

One of the unique treasures displayed is a Fabergé piece inspired by a Scythian gold arm band dating to the 4th century BC. One of only four known today, Fabergé exhibited this piece at the 1882 Pan-Russian Exhibition in Moscow. In 1885 the House of Fabergé was named “Goldsmith by special appointment to the Imperial Crown.”

There are over 70 eggs in the McFerrin Collection including two other Imperial-sized eggs made for special clients: the Nobel Ice Egg (c. 1913) created for Emanuel Nobel (1859-1932), and the Kelch Rocaille Egg created for Barbara Petrovna Kelch and presented by her husband Alexander Ferdinandovich Kelch in 1902.

Peter Carl Fabergé is known for equipping the Imperial Easter Eggs with a “surprise” inside for the recipient of the gift to find when he or she opens the egg. A surprise might be a realistic, jeweled figure, embellished picture frame with photo of a loved one, or perhaps the most cherished—a mechanical animal figurine.

Fabergé: The Art of Presentation is organized by the Houston Museum of Natural Science. It is the premiere exhibition for the Dorothy and Artie McFerrin Gallery in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals.

Houston Mural Map: Virtual Tour of Houston Street Art

When: Now through July 31st, 2021

Where: Online is a crowd-sourced community resource, created by UP Art Studio, with website developer and photographer Alex Barber.  Visit the UP Art Studio website to learn about why civic art is our passion. We have curated and managed mural projects and our signature Mini Murals program for nearly a decade.

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