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Charles Criner Art | “Man Coming Out Of The Water”

Posted: July 11, 2017 at 3:09 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

“Man coming out of the water” Print by Charles Criner What inspires an artist? Is it something deep within their soul which must be expressed in some way tangible that the rest of us can see, touch or experience? Is it a medium in which to share their feelings of joy or sadness? Is it […]

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Houston Maritime Museum Chronicles Sea Travel & More!

Posted: May 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm   /   Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

The Houston Maritime Museum is a hidden gem of a museum! It was the dream of its founder Jim Manzolillo.  He had a long career with shipbuilding.  He also made countless sea journeys collecting ship models, relics and artifacts from all around the globe.  The doors to this museum opened in the year 2000. Located […]

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The Bonaventure Pine by Paul Signac and Pointillism Art

Posted: March 10, 2017 at 10:25 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

Museum of Fine Arts Houston Pictured above is my photo of the painting The Bonaventure Pine by Paul Signac.  Those of us who live in Houston or who visit this city are fortunate in that we can see this masterpiece of pointillist style art created by Paul Signac in 1893 up close and personal at […]

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Bayou Bend Gardens | Former Home of Ima Hogg…now MFAH

Posted: February 23, 2017 at 9:58 pm   /   Activities and Attractions, Museums, Parks & Outdoor

Bayou Bend Gardens Bayou Bend is now a part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and can be toured year round. However, if one is seeking attractions in Houston and happen to be here in the springtime when the Azalea Trail is being conducted, be sure to visit this grand dame of locations. Be […]

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1940 Air Terminal Museum displays Civil Aviation History

Posted: December 18, 2016 at 12:09 am   /   Historic Buildings, Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

Preservation of Civil Aviation History The 1940 Air Terminal Museum at Hobby Airport in Houston is a must see venue for people interested in civil aviation history.  This facility was the first Houston municipal airport terminal welcoming people from around the world. The modernist Art Deco style of the building is another reason to pay […]

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Juneteenth Meaning & Charles Criner Art Posters

Posted: October 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums, Recent Posts

Artist Charles Criner For more information about this talented and creative artist check out the article titled Heart & Soul of Art by Charles Criner. If you click on the above referenced article, you will have more of an idea of just what goes into a Charles Criner piece of art. He creates many original […]

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Sugar Land Prison now Houston Museum of Natural Science

Posted: October 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm   /   Museums, Sugar Land

This Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land was at one time a prison farm.  It was the first industrialized prison farm in the state of Texas and was built entirely with prison labor.  Completed in 1939 the cost was a mere $73,000. Central State Prison Farm, Camp Two was nicknamed Two Camp by […]

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Houston Fire Museum Showcases History with Fun for Kids

Posted: August 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm   /   Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

The Houston Fire Museum is located in the Midtown area of Houston.  This historic building dates back to 1898.  The oldest fire house in Houston, it was designed by Olle J. Lorehn.  It was opened for business as an active fire station in 1899 and has an official historical medallion on the exterior of the […]

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Katy Contemporary Art Museum (KCAM) in Fort Bend County

Posted: August 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm   /   Art & Culture, Houston Metro Area, Katy, Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

The Katy Contemporary Art Museum (KCAM) is the only art museum in all of Fort Bend County!  The museum opened on September 8, 2013. It was the dream of its founder, Ana Villaronga-Roman who invested hundreds of thousands of her own dollars into this venture. Created as a not-for-profit entity almost all of its operating […]

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Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum becomes a New Venue

Posted: July 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Did You Know?, Museums

Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum in Houston, Texas This is a look back at a very special museum exhibit which once graced our city for a time. Those of us who got to see it were fortunate to have had that experience! If you were not among its visitors, take a look at what you missed […]

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Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Houston, Texas

Posted: June 21, 2016 at 11:25 pm   /   Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

Before ever entering the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston, Texas admirers of architecture would certainly like the outward appearance of this impressive building. There are two medallions attached to this edifice. The one by the entrance door nearest the parking lot reads as follows: Houston Light Guard Armory Designed by noted Houston architect Alfred […]

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The Houston Holocaust Museum

Posted: June 11, 2016 at 11:33 am   /   Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

In Memoriam Visiting the Houston Holocaust Museum is an experience sure to affect everyone that goes there in a significant way.  It would be impossible to look at all of the photos, videos and artifacts left behind by the victims of this horrendous part of history without feeling something deeply. That monstrosities like this have […]

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Discovering the Czech Center Museum in Houston

Posted: May 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm   /   Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

My husband and I recently visited the Czech Center Museum located here in the Museum District of Houston. The grand Baroque styled building was constructed to simulate a small palace. This museum is a non-profit organization geared towards teaching people about Silesia, Moravia and Bohemia all of which make up what has become the Czech […]

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Posted: May 9, 2016 at 7:42 pm   /   Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

The Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston is certainly a distinctive building from the exterior.  The architect Gunnar Birkerts designed a stainless steel clad parallelogram space.  Shafts of sunlight can bounce off of this reflective surface on sunlit days.  Even in cloudy weather this building invites attention from passersby. 1972 was the opening date of this […]

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Twelve Portrait Paintings of Interest in Houston’s MFAH

Posted: April 11, 2016 at 4:17 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

Portraiture Studying the work of fine artists through the centuries and how they portray the people who pay them to create portraits can tell us a lot about the times and lifestyles of their subjects and also the current artistic trends of the day regarding the painting style of these portraits. Please take time to […]

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M-K-T Railroad Park with Caboose & Depot in Katy, TX

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm   /   Historic Buildings, Houston Metro Area, Katy, Linocuts, Museums

This small but impressive little park also serves as the Information and Tourist Center for visitors to Katy, Texas. The location is 5615 First Street, Katy, Texas 77493. Hours of operation are 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday. What makes this park special is the restored Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot and […]

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Cockrell Butterfly Center Pictures ~ HMNS in Hermann Park

Posted: March 31, 2016 at 4:37 pm   /   Museums, Tourist Attractions

Houston, Texas has a mild climate where one can see butterflies year round. This is especially true if one has planted vegetation that attracts them. But where does one go to see exotic butterflies galore from all around the world in one place? The Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Museum of Natural History in Hermann […]

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9 Favorite Masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 12:53 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston It would be literally impossible to show all of our favorite masterpieces located inside of Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts. This post will show nine of the ones that my husband and I really enjoy viewing. Local art lovers are fortunate to have one of the five largest art museums […]

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Pictures of Katy Heritage Museum & Vintage Contents

Posted: March 27, 2016 at 6:49 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Katy, Museums

Museum in Katy, Texas My husband and I had visited the Katy Heritage Museum many years ago.  I had done the same with my mother. When we chose to tour it again today we were amazed to to see many additions to the museum.  The Katy Heritage Society has a park adjacent to the museum […]

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Charles Criner, the Heart & Soul of His Lithography Art

Posted: March 25, 2016 at 5:46 am   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

Charles Criner Looking into the heart, soul and character of a gentleman who also happens to be a renowned artist by the name of Charles Criner has been my husband’s and my great pleasure. Being able to also call him a friend enriches us beyond belief. My husband was on the board at the Museum […]

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