Family Talk: Stories from Down Under
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA Houston & Schlumberger
Start Date: 
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 11:00pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Hear the music and stories of Australia as told by a man who plays the didgeridoo and paints his body in ancient traditional symbols which are used to activate the power of ancestors.  

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
713-364-6344

Location

Ancient Encounters Egypt
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston & Apache Corp
Start Date: 
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
fair
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Introduce your family to the world of ancient Egypt through hands-on activities specially devised for children

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
713-364-6344

Location

Ancient Encounters, Aboriginal Australia
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston & Apache Corp
Start Date: 
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
fair
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Introduce your family to Aboriginal culture and history through hands-on activities specially devised for children

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
7133646344

Location

Icons in African Art
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Women's Institute of Houston
Start Date: 
Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 3:00pm

Location:
Women's Institute of Houston
2202 Avalon Pl.
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Male and female couples appear in many creation stories, and as the basis for social life; the Mother-and-child group stands at the origin of the family and of culture itself; Forceful males, with one or more weapons, are the heroes of legend and history; Horsemen are “riders of power,” the revered heroes among both people and the gods; and the fifth universal theme is the stranger, important in all societies, with one foot outside the community and the other inside; strangers are revered as culture-bringers, yet feared as different.

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
7133646344

Location

African Art for Life and the Afterlife: the Importance of Rites of Passage
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by Jung Center
Start Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

Location:
Jung Center
5200 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

The two most significant and widespread rites of passage in Africa are initiations to adulthood, and the funerary rituals that send deceased people to their afterlife in the ancestral world. Both occasions often call for elaborate artistic presentations to mark and validate the ceremonies and their participants. Masquerades are the most dramatic arts invoked for both these ritual transitions, in part because they embody the liminal or “in-between” state both of initiates into productive adulthood and deceased persons no longer of this world yet not yet established in the next.

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

The Womb of Culture: African Maternity Imagery Through the Ages
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston
Start Date: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:30pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Our journey as humans begins with our mothers.  Images of mothers and children in African art celebrate fertility and nurturing, but also embody deep cultural metaphors that are politically and philosophically powerful and vary greatly in different places and periods.  Explore with us the history and nature of mother-child art found in diverse materials from rock art to brass miniatures, and various forms, including gold-leaf royal staffs, terra cotta objects, and monumental wood house posts. 

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

"The Birds" Theatrical Presentation and talk
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston
Start Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 2:00pm

Location:
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart Theater
10202 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
other
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

 “The Birds”- A play by Aristophanes in a special performance by the Classical Theater Company.

Pre-performance talk by Prof. Harvey Yunis, Professor of Humanities and Classics, Rice University.

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Solving Stonehenge: New Discoveries
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Stonehenge still has secrets to reveal. Since 2003, the Stonehenge Riverside Project has ushered in a new era of archaeological investigation of this enigmatic Neolithic monument and, produced a wealth of fresh information about the site and the people who built it. The results of this and other investigations are providing major insights into questions such as the purpose  of Stonehenge, its builders, and why some of its stones came from nearly 200 miles away.  

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Secrets of Stonehenge Skeletons, Film Screening
Sponsoring Institution/Organization: 
Sponsored by AIA-Houston
Start Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

Location:
Houston Museum of Natural Science
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
other
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Was Stonehenge a cemetery?    The discovery of 63 bodies has overturned the accepted view on construction and use of one of the greatest prehistoric monuments.  

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

Complex Bonds Between Animals and Humans: Treasures from Art, Text and Archaeology
Start Date: 
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX
United States

Event Type (you may select more than one): 
lecture
CFP
Call for Papers: 
no

Animals do so much for us by nourishing our souls, feeding us, and protecting us. How have we developed complex relationships with animals over time and how have those relationships shaped their lives and ours? Art and archaeology show that the division between pets, workers, and food has not always been as clear as we like to think and that animals have been pets for much longer than we thought.  Discover the role of animals as pets from antiquity to the Ottoman Empire and how they reflect a very personal human identity.  

Contact Information
Name: 
Becky S Lao
Telephone: 
713.364.6344

Location

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