Headed to Houston – Part II

February 13, 2017 , In: Business Tips, Culture, Folklore, Indigenous, Inspiration

Last post I told you about my trip to Houston, and showed you some art and some beads and a cool legend about Woman Hollering Creek.  This time, I’ll tell you about my trip to the Houston Museum of Fine Art and my short trip to San Antonio.

On Thursday nights, the Museum of Fine Arts is open for free – the only admission you have to pay is for special exhibits.  We decided to go to the museum and then have dinner out for a fun break from work!  Parking was a challenge and the museum was crowded, but they had a great Asian Art Show and I took lots of photos for you!

The first group of photos are from the Indian/East Asian Room – Indian, Cambodia, Indonesian – and they were all so beautiful I was so happy to learn photos were allowed!

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The next photo is from the Japan Room – I just love Japanese art, and LOOK at that ceramic vessel!


And from the Chinese room:


They also had a great Native American exhibit, including jewelry, pottery and Kachina dolls.

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Finally, before we left, we visited the Islamic Art room.  So many beautiful things, and I was followed around in every room, so didn’t take as many photos.

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When I travel, I love going to museums to find new treasures!

Next on our trip we spent an overnight in San Antonio – first we visited The Alamo!  While many US citizens remember the saying by Sam Houston – Remember the Alamo – the US actually lost the battle at The Alamo, and later won at the Battle of San Jacinto. It’s really an area full of history, a history that I don’t know much about. Read the wiki posts if you like and you will gain a lot of knowledge!


Since were were in San Antonio during the best time of the year – it was the weekend before Halloween – we had lots of fun!  There was a big Dia de los Muertos festival going on while we were there!  The Day of the Dead celebration honors relatives, friends, and others who have passed.  Part of the celebration included shrines made by local groups, individuals and children.  Here are some of the ones I enjoyed!


There were also some awesome artist on hand, and great displays. It was the perfect night to be out and about in San Antonio!


I purchased this print from an artist who had a booth at the festival, he made some awesome art. 


Next time I’m in Houston, I plan on visiting Austin! I hope I can tell you about that trip soon!


Susan Kennedy

Susan Kennedy Susan, the owner of SueBeads, started making glass beads in 2005 because she loved lampworked beads so much, but wanted to make her own instead of buying them on ebay! She also makes enameled components and dabbles in polymer clay, but her first love is glass. She has attended jewelry-making classes at ArtBLISS and has taken classes from Barbara Lewis (torch fired enameling) in addition to several classes at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.
  1. Reply

    oh, thanks for sharing! Looks like it was a fun time. Love the art.

    • Divya
    • February 13, 2017

    Wow, very inspiring pictures. Though it is wonderful to visit museums and see ancient artifacts, it always brings a tear to my eye thinking about how most of it (Indian treasures) were either smuggled out of the country or looted for foreign invaders and later sold off in pieces. I hope that it all comes home one day

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    Absolutely wonderful post. I never thought there would be so much interesting culture in Houston. I’ll definitely put it on my agenda if I’m in the area.

  3. Reply

    Wow what a great trip! Thanks for taking the time to share it all!

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