Saturday, November 14, 2015

Houston, Part 4

While we are in Houston we take one day as a museum day.  We found this extraordinary place a couple of years ago.  It is a little gem, almost hidden, on the fringe of Museum Way.  Houston has many great museums and we have visited a few, but this is a favorite. It does not have a permanent exhibit, so it was totally different this year. You can read more about the center and its current exhibits here.

From their website:
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is pleased to present Wendy Maruyama:  The wildLIFE Project, an exhibition that serves to illustrate the plight of elephants and the illegal ivory trade. Through a moving installation of life-sized objects made from exotic woods and string and shrine-like forms made from steel and glass, the show makes a compelling case for the preservation of animals in the wild.

 All of these incredible masks, floor to ceiling high, were made by the same artist, Maruyama. There were several more that I did not photograph.

These "ivory" tusks were made of glass and so, so beautiful.

This was just one of three exhibitions at the center.  You can read more about them on their website.

Please come back and I will show you the artists in residence. 

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