Join us at CAMH for a Spring Break Community Celebration! Pick up an activity packet in the Museum and enjoy a self guided exploration through current exhibitions, music by DJ MLE, stellar tacos at the Moon Rooster food truck, and a bubble performance by Bubblelandia. In addition to everything, we are offering free COVID-19 antibody tests courtesy of Texas CARES.
Prefer to enjoy the Museum From Home? Check back on this webpage for virtual offerings including a Crystal Singing Bowls Meditation by CAMHLAB resident Hope Stone, a Virtual Fashion Show by CAMH’s Teen Council, and a CAMH staff-curated playlist.
Community Celebration Virtual Offerings
Hands-on #MuseumFromHome Activities
As Contemporary Arts Museum Houston reopens, we continue to provide hybrid art making experiences accessible both in the Museum and online. Check out the Youtube playlist below full of art-making activities documented throughout 2020. If you do visit CAMH, be sure to pick up a complimentary Art Packet containing CAMH’s mindfulness activities, scavenger hunts, and featured Open Studio instructions.
CAMH Staff-curated Playlist
Enjoy a playlist of Houston and Texas based artists curated by Public Programs Coordinator, YET Torres.
CAMH Teen Council curated Virtual Fashion Show
The widely popular CAMH Teen Council curated Fashion Show goes virtual this year with a special 2021 take including masks in all the looks. Meet some of CAMH’s Teen Council members and enjoy a special interview with teen artist Garner Lazar-Pope as they share more about their fashion-based work.
Hope Stone’s Take 5 Crystal Singing Bowls Meditation
Vibrational sound healing can be traced back to many ancient civilizations including India, Africa, Europe, and the Orient. Each culture had unique approaches specific to their region and beliefs – bells, chimes, bowls, gongs, drums and vocal toning, chants or repetitive sound vibrations. Take 5 is a series of short, mindful video moments suitable for middle school or high school students that provide an easy way to bring mindfulness into the classroom each day.
Founded in 1997, Hope Stone is driven by its mission to unlock the innate creativity of young people and adults through its arts outreach initiatives The Hope Project and Hope Stone Dance. The Hope Project serves children and adults in their schools and facilities, providing music, dance and theater classes. In the 2020-21 school year, the program is partnering with 11 schools/organizations reaching over 1,000 students, of whom 85% are from marginalized communities. Hope Stone Dance is known for its powerful, joyful and profoundly human performances, its strong, technical ensemble work with “effortless partnering” and “gorgeous, big-hearted movement.” From warehouses to local streets to traditional theaters, the company brings communities together through the power of live art.
Community Celebration In-person Activities
About DJ MLE
MLE is a local DJ, sound artist, and educator from Southwest Houston. She spins a mix of contemporary and classic Afro-Caribbean music styles, hip hop, house, jazz, soul, and funk pulling from a wide variety of genres and inspirations. Her musical influences draw from her Panamanian heritage, Texas upbringing, and future sounds that she is daily sculpting.
About Texas CARES – Know Your COVID-19 Antibody Status!
Texas CARES is providing up to 3 free COVID-19 antibody tests over a 6-month period to Texans (5-80 years of age). The Texas Coronavirus Antibody Response Survey, or Texas CARES, is a survey that will help us better understand the human antibody response to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Participants will help us measure things like how many people in the survey already have COVID-19 antibodies, and how long those antibodies last. You are eligible to participate in Texas CARES even if you plan to receive the vaccine soon or have already received it. Two participants per household are eligible. #KnowYourAntibodyStatus so we can #KnowOurStrength. Get tested for free and learn more at TexasCaresProject.org
Hilary Scullane is an interdisciplinary artist who was born and lives in Houston, Texas. She received her BFA in Sculpture from The University of Houston in 2014. She has exhibited work in group exhibitions at The Orange Show for Visionary Art, Diverseworks, as well as Aurora Picture Show for the Senorita Film Festival. Scullane also was a Summer Studios artist at Project Row Houses, a prestigious residency program in Houston’s Northern Third Ward.
Her work with bubbles and the creation of Bubblelandia is an extension of her work in performance and ephemeral sculptures.