Arts & Culture Venues and Sites



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Alley Theater |
Wortham Center |
Wortham Theater |
Houston Ballet |
Houston Grand Opera -- see -- > Wortham Center |
Hobby Center | Sarofim Hall | Zilka Hall |
Bayou Place | Live at Bayou Place |
Bayou Music Center
House of Blues
Jones Hall and Jones Plaza |
Sundance Theaters (previously Angelika Film Center) |
Toyota Center

Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park near Medical Center |
Teatro Bilingue Hispanic Cultural & Performing Arts Center on Jenson near Navigation
Talento Bilingüe de Houston Latino Cultural Arts Centro 

H-TOWN PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONS, SCULPTURES, AND MURALS  [for available photos, click hot-links]


Personage and Birds by Joan Miró (abstract sculpture in multiple bright colors on plaza in front of JPMorgan Chase Tower, Downtown Houston’s tallest skyscraper)

Gemini II by Richard Lippold

Quilting Party by John Biggers

Geometric Mouse X by Claes Oldenburg (abstract bright red sculpture on Northwest corner of Houston Public Library plaza) 

Points of View by James Surls (floral themed sculpture on water feature at Market Square Park)

Seven Wonders by Mel Chin at the Wortham Center on edge of Buffalo Bayou (line of metal pylons consisting of etched metal panels of children’s drawings)

Synchronicity of Color by Margo Sawyer at Discovery Green (multichromatic wall of squares and rectangles in three dimensions)

Virtuoso by David Adickes at the Lyric Centre (stylized sculptures of cellist and other musicians on plaza across from Wortham Center)

Mosaic benches by Malou Flato at Market Square Park

Buffalo Bayou Torches on I-45 Gulf Freeway bridge over Buffalo Bayou 

Tolerance by Jaume Plensa at pedestrian crossing at Montrose-Studemont Buffalo Bayou Bridge (group of human-shaped sculptures sitting under trees; consisting of characters from numerous languages and scripts welded together to form exoskeleton)

Mist Tree by Doug Hollis at Discovery Green (water fountain installation; functional for water fun for kids)


Frozen Laces by Louise Nevelson in small park between Allen Center and Chevron Campus (dark abstract metal sculpture)

Monument au fantôme by Jean Debuffet in front of the George R Brown Convention Center (large art installation with multiple components in odd winding shapes; appearance constantly changes as you walk around it or go inside, turn, and look through the open spaces at the sky and the surroundings.

Disappearing Gnomes by Paul Kittleson (line of gnomes in park) 


New red sculpture on esplanade between Natural Science Museum and Miller Outdoor Theater in Hermann Park (no longer there)

The alphabet dudes sitting on bank of the Bayou at Rosemont Foot Bridge ("Tolerance" sculptures)

Art installation on Buffalo Bayou Walk at Sabine Street Lofts

TV-Tree art installation at Discovery Green Park | TV Video Art Installation at Kinder Lake (no longer there)

Giant sculpture of stylized Cello Player at Lyric Centre across from Wortham Center ("Virtuoso")

New Houston Inspired and Hip mural on wall of Treebeards restaurant on Travis Street  

Abstract red sculpture on Central Library Plaza Geometric Mouse, Scale X

Abstract sculpture at Chase Tower / Miro sculpture in front of JPMorgan Chase Tower

Ballerina at Jones Hall

Sculpture in front of George R. Brown Convention Center at Discovery Green Park

Other Art at Discovery Green Park

Abstract sculpture in Memorial Park between Woodway and Memorial

Obelisk at Hermann Park - Pioneer Memorial

Equestrian Statute of Sam Houston on Main near Zaza Hotel / Museum District / Hermann Park

Sculpture on top of the hill at Miller Outdoor Theater titled "Atropos Key"

Wortham Fountain on Allen Parkway, also known as "Dandelion Fountain"

Large Spindle Piece - Bronze sculpture by Henry Moore (1898 - 1986) in Buffalo Bayou Park 

Large Spindle Piece - Bronze sculpture by Moore, Henry (1898 - 1986) in Buffalo Bayou Park
Spindle sculpture in Buffalo Bayou Park near
Federal Reserve Bank Branch on Allen Parkway