Image Courtesy: Asia Society Texas

Interested in museum exhibits and cultural events in Houston? Now that the public spaces have opened up with proper security measures in place, a good way to spend your free time is to visit a museum. Many of these cultural hubs in Houston have a plethora of literary, political, and social events that you can attend and participate in.

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Upcoming museum exhibits and virtual events in May 2021 in Houston

Asia Society of Texas: Artist Talk: Hong Hong – On Material, Time and Transfer

What: A conversation with artist Hong Hong about his recent art installation at the Asia Society titled, The mountain that does not describe a circle: works of Hong Hong. The artist will discuss the architecture of his installations which are both support and counterpoint to ideas of scale, visual perception and experiential connection.

When: Tuesday May 18, 2021, 7 p.m.

Or: Live webcast on Facebook and YouTube

How much: Free entry

Czech Center Museum: May Day and Open Day

What: Enjoy live music performed by the Slavic Heritage Band with beer garden, special Czech sausages and sauerkraut and a big Kolache tasting competition on the museum’s open day.

When: Sunday May 23, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Or: 4920 San Jacinto Street, Houston, Texas, 77004

How much: Free entry

Contemporary Art Museum: Opening day | Turn on, connect, press

An image from the exhibition Turn On, Tune In, Tap Out

Image courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston

What: The curtain rises on a new exhibition, Turn on, connect, press which features a group exhibition of works created by more than thirty teenage Houston-area artists, including paintings, sculptures, videos and photographs. The exhibitions focus on our relationship to the screen using a number of three-dimensional works.

When: Thursday, May 13, 2021

Or: 5216 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77006

How much: Free entry

The Bryan Museum: Opening of Styling by the Sea: 140 years of swimwear

What: A special exhibit that features a selection of swimwear, sunglasses, beach bags, tote bags, hats, sandals and other accessories that best express the sense of style of vacationers and residents visiting Galveston in the 19th and 20th centuries .

When: Friday May 14, 2021 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Or: 1315 21st Street, Galveston, Texas 77550

How much: Free entry for members

Holocaust Museum: Creating a Possibility | Refuse hate – Go beyond hate

What: A program that strongly challenges existing rhetoric on hate, extremism or anti-Semitism to work for the social and cultural empowerment of the community using the teachings of history, civic awareness and justice social.

When: Monday May 10, 2021, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Or: Zoom

How much: Free entry

Houston Contemporary Craft Center: Sudio Sessions: Hillerbrand + Magsamen

What: A virtual session featuring the artists Hillerbrand + Magsamen, the first residents of the interdisciplinary Craft + Photography residency where the duo talks about their practice and influences with a special demonstration in the studio space.

When: Thursday May 20, 2021, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Or: Facebook Live

How much: Free entry

The Health Museum: Make it a day: Mother’s Day weekend

What: Make the most of Mother’s Day on the first Sunday in May with a lovely day spent outdoors, picnicking, biking, and enjoying the museum exhibits.

When: Sunday May 9, 2021, 12 p.m.

Or: 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, Texas 77004

How much: $ 20 for members and $ 28 for non-members

The Menil collection: sounds to experience

What: An outdoor concert by artists Jamal Cyrus, DJ Flash Gordon Parks and Peter Lucas full of an eclectic mix of vinyl records selected especially for an outdoor experience. Remember to bring blankets and picnic baskets.

When: Saturday May 22, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Or: 1533 Sul Ross Street, Houston, Texas 77006

How much: Free entry

Diverse Works: Open Dance Project – All the Devils Are Here: A Tempest in the Galapagos

Dance Project, A Tempest in the Galapagos

Image courtesy of Diverse Works

What: Choreographed by Annie Arnoult, the hour-long immersive production is a collision of Shakespeare Storm with the true story of an unsolved murder that happened in the Galapagos in 1929.

When: Friday May 14, 2021 and Saturday May 15, 2021

Or: Live streaming from MATCH cinemas

How much: Free entry

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