Houston's a city of great giving and the CultureMap Charity Challenge, presented by Yellow Cab, aims to highlight that. CultureMap selected 12 deserving nonprofits to compete for a grand prize as they all raise awareness for worthy causes. CultureMap is highlighting the charities over the next several weeks. Today: Houston Museum District Association.
Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1997, the Houston Museum District Association works to promote the area as a destination to maximize the use of artistic, scientific and educational resources of the district's institutions by all citizens and visitors to the city.
The Houston Museum District is not simply a "collection" of museums. It's a destination where area residents and out-of-town visitors can discover enriching, cultural experiences.
The district includes 19 museums and affiliated institutions, including:
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
- Houston Museum of Natural Science
- Menil Collection
- Children's Museum of Houston
- Lawndale Art Center
- Houston Zoo
- Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
- Holocaust Museum Houston
- Rothko Chapel
- Houston Center for Photography
- Rice University Art Gallery
- Houston Museum of African American Culture
- Jung Center of Houston
- Czech Center Museum Houston
- Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
- Asia Society Texas Center
- Health Museum
- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
The Houston Museum District is not simply a "collection" of museums. It's a destination where area residents and out-of-town visitors can discover enriching, cultural experiences. Few cities in the country have areas devoted to optimizing the artistic, scientific and educational resources of its institutions. Conveniently located within a one and a half mile radius of the Mecom Fountain, the museums provide a range of exciting exhibits, collections, workshops and live performances.