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Summer’s upcoming block party, The Museum Experience, returns July 30, showcasing a trio of participating museums within an easily walkable three-block footprint. The featured museums of Zone 3; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), The Jung Center, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) invite guests to view masterworks, learn meditation techniques, and interact with site-specific installations.

In addition to free admission in Zone 3 all day, families may participate in a variety of art making activities for all ages, practice Laugh Yoga, and plan for lunch with food trucks stationed at CAMH and MFAH. Relax in the Cullen Sculpture Garden and seek cool sanctuary at community partner site, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Bankston Green labyrinth.

ZONE 3 Programming – Saturday, July 30, 2016

CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON #camhouston

11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Cool off at CAMH by experiencing site-specific installations including flow 流 by artist Jae Ko and Mark Flood: Greatest Hits. Venture through the museum on a participatory scavenger hunt, make a button to show the world how much you love CAMH, and swing by the #camhiscoolest photo booth. Food truck friends from Froeschl’s Ice Cream and Boombox Tacos will be on site

THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON #JungHouston

10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Drop in to The Jung Center to explore the abstract art of Zentangle® at an ongoing mini-workshop and see how creating art can bring calm and focus to everyday life.

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Slow down, breathe and cool off in an introductory class on meditation.

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Learn how to outwit stress with Laughter Yoga.

All day: Sift through hundreds of images to create a keepsake collage that reflects your unique personality.

THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON #MFAH

11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Attendees enjoy free general admission, and are invited to create their own work of art inspired by Franz Kline’s mammoth black and white painting Corinthian II. This free, family-friendly artmaking activity will be in the Audrey Jones Beck Building Lobby at 5601 Main Street. Guests can also enjoy a low-key Italian-style lunch in the MFA Cafe.

To purchase and reserve tickets for two special exhibitions, Kusama: At the End of the Universe and High Society: The Portraits of Franz X. Winterhalter go to mfah.org in advance.

  1. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

Open House until 5PM: Docent-led and self-guided tours of this historical sanctuary; named one of the ’50 Best – or Iconic – Buildings’ in Houston by the Houston Chronicle. Visit the green at any time to walk the Labyrinth and enjoy the calm at 5501 Main Street.

Those attending are encouraged to post event photos through Houston Museum District’s FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram social media feeds using #houmuse and #museumexperience. METRO light rail has several dedicated stops in the district; park once and ride, walk or use b-cycle stations located throughout the district and Hermann Park.

The Museum Experience creates walkable zones within the city that help visitors navigate through the area and experience the museums in a personal way. On the last Saturday of January, April, July and September, each zone showcases a handful of museums at a time, complete with special programming and community partners including a First Aid Station provided by Park Plaza Hospital. The Museum Experience events happen during normal museum hours giving visitors ample time to explore. Although selected museums are featured in each zone, all museums in the District are open on their regular Saturday times.

Houston Museum District Association works collaboratively with 19 nonprofit museums within a 1.5-mile radius of the Mecom Fountain. Formed in 1997, HMDA is committed to making cultural arts accessible to all; providing unparalleled opportunities for education, inspiration and recreation.

Museum Experience Zone 3 Returns On Saturday, July 30, 2016  was originally published on theboxhouston.com

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