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Jim Parsons, Houston's favorite genius, talks up the Museum District, shoots down stereotypes

Jim Parsons, Houston's favorite genius, talks up the Museum District, shoots down stereotypes

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Jim Parsons in the Houston Museum District video. Courtesy of Houston Museum District Association

Isn't it nice when successful celebrities stay true to their roots?

Houston native and Emmy winner Jim Parsons seems determined to do just that. Between filming for his hit television show The Big Bang Theory, he hit town to headline the Catastrophic Theatre Gala earlier this year — the troupe is the successor to Infernal Bridegrooms Productions, where Parsons was once a founding member.

Now he's drawing attention to the Houston Museum District with a promotional video for the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor's Bureau (GHCVB) My Houston campaign — and CultureMap has a sneak peek.

In addition to talking up the number and variety of museums in the Museum District and across the city, Parsons also manages to turn some stereotypes on their heads.

"I lived in Houston, and I lived in New York for a time. I saw more horses in New York than I ever saw in Houston, and I saw more art in Houston than I ever saw in New York," Parsons says in the video. "There's something very all-encompassing for me about the museums in Houston as a whole and how it relates to me as an actor, as an artist and really as a person."

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