Houston Museum of African American Culture
February 3 - April 28, 2018
From the museum: "At the heart of the exhibit, curated by HMAAC CEO John Guess, Jr., is an interactive engagement allowing visitors to experience the emotions of Sandra Bland on the fateful day of her arrest, July 13, 2015 resulting from a traffic stop in Waller County. Blacks are familiar with ‘the talk,’ foreign to most whites, given to black youth with regard to how to act during encounters with police. This exhibit vividly underscores the basis for ‘the talk;’ the fear that the wrong use of words during encounters with police, which the Stanford study found more likely for minorities, can lead to escalation and result in tragedy."
Over There Some Place is a group exhibition curated by Dominic R. Clay and featuring works by Vernon Akili, Blake Bean, Mack Bishop, Lee Carrier, Lakita...Read More
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is a feature length documentary, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper and narrated by award- winning actor Blair Underwood. The...Read More
A show of works on paper by Houston artist David McGee. The exhibition, curated by Benito Huerta, explores issues of politics, race, class, pop culture, and more.
A show of works by painter, writer, and speaker Faith Ringgold.
An exhibition of art by Danny Simmons. The show also features works from his collection.
A program focusing on the challenges facing African American cultural institutions in Houston.
Building Bridges Over Rising Waters is an exhibition of art that explores the post-Katrina landscape of New Orleans. Now and Forever: The Journey Never Ends...Read More
An exhibition of works from the Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art. Works from the collection were previously shown at the Wichita Art Museum, California...Read More
An exhibition of work by John Hernandez. The show was organized by The Gallery at UTA (University of Texas Arlington) and curated by its Director,...Read More
“In Pride, Dignity and Courage, Ellis, who considers himself to be a creative historian, captures the character, resourcefulness and faith of a people whose struggle...Read More
The first ever Queer Hippo International LGBT Film Festival. For tickets and full schedule, go here. Films include: · In The Grayscale (Feature by Claudio Marcone)...Read More
An exhibition examining the effects of gentrification on communities of color. The show features a site-specific installation by Robert Hodge, an installation by Rahul Mitra and...Read More
An exhibition of drawings, watercolors, and prints by Texas artist Benito Huerta.
A photography exhibit by Ellen Kaplowitz .
A sampling of contemporary art being created by younger Latino artists across the Lone Star State. Featuring: Margarita Cabrera, Adriana Corral, Rigoberto A. Gonzalez, Carlos...Read More
A film documenting the relationship on the divide between platonic and romantic between Terence and a young woman. Utilizing live action and animation, it explores emotions...Read More
A widely travelled exhibition consisting black and white portraits of black American women, including local Houstonians.
Informal narratives by community representatives as they share the role of tradition as a cultural strategy in creating a sense of home in a new...Read More
A screening of For The Best And For The Onion!, the story of a young couple whose engagement is repeatedly delayed by the declining value...Read More
Over 7000 Legos model a scale reproduction of a slave plantation, loosely based on the Wavering Place Plantation in South Carolina. Accompanying the Caroline Plantation...Read More
One of Kalup Linzy’s newest characters, Kaye, a forlorn artist coming to terms with a series of failed relationships, debuts. Using the video as a...Read More
Langston Collins Wilkins, PhD candidate at Indiana University lectures on a tradition centered on restored and/or customized full-size (mostly GM) vehicles such as Cadillac Fleetwoods,...Read More
An exhibition of abstract expressionist prints by Danny Simmons and works on paper by self-taught artist Andre Guichard, Curated by Danielle Burns.
A film about Bert Long, Jr.
Former Menil (now LACMA) Curator Franklin Sirmans will speak on The Challenges of Purveying Culture in Contemporary Society. Glassell Director Joe Havel on The Challenges...Read More
This symposium marking the rise of a wave of young and creative cosmopolitan African immigrants, so called “Afropolitans.” Opening address by Derrick Ashong, musician, artist,...Read More
“Just as the base of traditional American sauces is roux, the base of American Culture is the African American Matrilineal story.” Roux offers storytelling through...Read More