Are you ready for a break from New Year's parades and bowl games? Then the Houston Museum District is ready for you! Three of the top museums are open for your pleasure on New Year's Day!
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is ready from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m with your last chance to see two incredible exhibits:
- American Made: 250 Years of American Art at the MFAH - Revealing the richness of American artistic innovation from the 18th to the mid-20th century, the exhibition showcases American paintings and sculpture with decorative arts, Native American art, photography, and works on paper.
- W. Eugene Smith and James Nachtwey - known for making some of the most powerful photographs in the history of journalism, this exhibition focuses on the two photographers' documentations of medical practices.
If you want to start earlier or stay out longer, then the Houston Museum of Natural Science is ready for you from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with
- Gems of the Medici
- Mayans 2012: Prophecy Becomes History
- Gemstone Carvings
- Movies and the Planetarium
And, if you're looking for something different, the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with exhibits such as
- Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, the first comprehensive survey of performance art by black visual artists
- Perspectives 180- Unfinished Country: New Video from China, a cross-section of work by a new generation of artists from China working in video and video installation.
If you're still having trouble, take in all three or remember that the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston is always free! Now, that's a great way to kick off your New Year's resolution to be artistically aware of the Houston Museum scene!