June 7th, 2011
The Look Ahead: Eclectic Warm Weather Music, Marvin Zindler, Pygmalion, and Carlos Cruz-Diez
And we’re back. It’s Tuesday – more than likely another record setting temperature on its way. Working today. What can you do. Enjoy it.
Bayou City Noir: The Photography of Marvin Zindler
The Museum of Printing History: For decades, Marvin Zindler was known in Houston and throughout the world as KTRK-TV’s flamboyant consumer affairs reporter and advocate for the indigent. However, what many do not know is that during the early 1950s, Zindler prowled Houston’s streets as a newspaper photographer covering the crime beat. Working for the now-defunct daily Houston Press, Zindler caught Houstonians at their most vulnerable. Crime suspects, robbery victims, socialites, wayward juveniles and even domestic violence victims were captured in unflinching detail.
LATER THIS WEEK
Pygmalion at the Alley Theatre
The Alley Theatre: A unique masterpiece, Pygmalion is one of George Bernard Shaw’s most popular plays. It is the story of phonetics professor Henry Higgins who bets that he can transform Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a lovely lady and pass her off in high society. Pygmalion is a modern myth and also a strikingly contemporary view of sexual politics and the science of romance. The story inspired the well-known Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady (1956).
Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time
Where: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston – Law Building, Second Floor [1001 Bissonet, 77005]
When: Thursday, June 9th | 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
How much: Free on Thursday!
Scoop’d from: Museum of Fine Arts Houston Facebook
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston: For more than five decades, Carlos Cruz-Diez (born 1923) has experimented intensively with the origins and optics of color. His wide-ranging body of work includes unconventional color structures, light environments, street interventions, architectural integration projects, and experimental works that engage the response of the human eye while insisting on the participatory nature of color.