Calendar of Merlex Picks

August 23, 2019
  • Vox Local Arts Mixer V (V+LAM 5)

    August 23, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    The Phoenix on Westheimer - 1915 Westheimer Road - Houston, TX 77098

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vox-local-arts-mixer-v-vlam-5-tickets-65883666821 Vox Culture’s milestone fifth annual Vox Local Arts Mixer (V+LAM) is just around the corner. The event will take place at The Phoenix on Westheimer from 6:15PM-9:15PM on Friday, August 23rd. This fun and diverse arts mixer will feature barbecue, a seafood boil, and French pastries…

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  • Remembering Toni Morrison

    August 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://www.brazosbookstore.com/event/remembering-toni-morrison As the world grieves the loss of one of our most legendary voices, Brazos Bookstore invites Houstonians to gather for an evening of remembrance as we honor Toni Morrison and her work. This event is BYOB (Bring.Your.Own.Book) Wine & water will be served. Pick your favorite Toni Morrison book, essay, or…

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  • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

    August 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    14 Pews, 800 Aurora St, Houston, TX 77009, USA

    https://14pews.org/calendar.asp?pageid=15&calid=1981 This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition. Featuring new interviews with Angela…

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  • Lucille's 7-Year Anniversary Party

    August 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Lucille's, 5512 La Branch St, Houston, TX 77004, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/426309938094859/ CHEERS TO 7 YEARS! Join us Friday, August 23 @ 7 pm for food, frozens, and fun as we celebrate 7 years of Lucille's with a blowout patio party. What's in store? $7 Food, $7 Cocktails, live Prince Covers from Antonio Eye, and a complimentary champagne toast. P.S. There's no cover … just come on back and celebrate! Let us know you're…

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  • Desus and Mero Live!

    August 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Cullen Performance Hall, 4300 University Dr, Houston, TX 77004, USA


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August 24, 2019
  • WEAVING DEMONSTRATION WITH MOLLY KOEHN

    August 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA



    Join HCCC and former resident artist Molly Koehn for a weaving demonstration in conjunction with In Residence: 11th Edition, an exhibition featuring works by Koehn and other 2017-2018 resident artists. Learn how the artist uses double-weaving techniques, which include the interlacing of multiple pieces of cloth at once, to create woven works on a loom in…

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  • VEGANCHILL Fest- Houston

    August 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Hughes Manor - 2811 Washington Ave. - Houston, TX 77007

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/veganchill-fest-houston-tickets-65498057453 Join us for Veganchill Fest - the ultimate Vegan Festival of Texas - Saturday August 24th taking place Houston at Hughes Manor on Washington Ave. - Doors will open at 12PM for General Admission and 11AM for VIP ticket holders - There will be YOGA at 10AM for VIP ticket…

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  • BCycle Cookout and GO Pass Launch Party

    August 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Change Happens! - 3353 Elgin Street - Houston, TX 77004

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bcycle-cookout-and-go-pass-launch-party-tickets-67103350929 Calling all of Third Ward – Meet us at the Cookout! We'll have BBQ from Ray's Real Pit BBQ Shack, Sno-Cones, live music from a local DJ, a Slip 'N' Slide, and a short bike tour to test out the BCycles! Plus, Commissioner Rodney Ellis and representatives from the City of…

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  • SunnySide Community Block Party

    August 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Sunnyside Park - 3502 Bellfort - Houston, TX 77051

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunnyside-community-block-party-tickets-50679437562 The Sunnyside Community Block Party is an annual event that serves to honor the Sunnyside area- while, commemorating the families and businesses of this special community. Our goal is to provide empowerment to its residents by exposing them to a positive environment and diverse culture that will open their minds…

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  • What A Vibe "WAV"

    August 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Lilly & BLOOM - 110 Main street - Houston, TX 77002

    For details, link here: https://whatavibe.eventbrite.com We’re playing the music you wish you heard at parties. Come vibe out to music from your favorite upcoming artists such as Smino, Goldlink, Megan thee Stallion, and Ari Lennox. And enjoy deep album cuts from your favorite more popular artists such as Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Tyler the Creator. We…

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  • Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

    August 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    14 Pews, 800 Aurora St, Houston, TX 77009, USA

    https://14pews.org/calendar.asp?pageid=15&calid=1982 This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition. Featuring new interviews with Angela…

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  • Mixers & Elixirs

    August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    Swish and flick! With the wave of a wand, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is transfiguring into the hottest club in Houston. Bring your own golden trio to Mixers & Elixirs for a night of dancing, drinking and magic. The platform opens at 8 p.m. with the city’s best food trucks, DJ Dame Hype and party band Electric…

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  • Cafeza Presents - Jeremy Joseph

    August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    Cafeza - 1720 Houston Ave - Houston, TX 77007

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cafeza-presents-jeremy-joseph-tickets-67905002691 Cafeza is proud to present powerhouse vocalist, Jeremy Joseph! Based in the City of Houston, Jeremy's composing and musical talent wows his crowds every time he steps on stage. You don't want to miss this! Cafeza is a full-service coffee shop, restaurant and bar with a mission to support live…

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August 25, 2019
August 26, 2019
  • THE SECRET HEADLINER (Comedy Central, FOX)

    August 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Secret Group - 2101 Polk - Houston, TX 77003

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-secret-headliner-comedy-central-fox-tickets-68880137345 The Secret Group Presents THE SECRET HEADLINER (Comedy Central, FOX) Mon. 8/26 | Doors 6:30 PM | Show 7:30 PM | PAY WHAT YOU CAN! Don't miss a very special SECRET HEADLINER show in The Box at The Secret Group! You've seen on Comedy Central & Fox, but you'll have to seem 'em live to find…

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August 27, 2019
  • Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum

    August 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Houston Community College, 5601 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77081, USA

    houstonbiz.org Monthly. Dates change but generally on fourth Tuesdays. Business to business networking session 8-8:40 Business interactive session and tip of the month 8:40-9:15 Business opportunity presentations 9:15-10:15 One-on-one networking session 10:15 - 11am $5

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  • Open Project Night SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    August 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Impact Hub Houston #PopHUB @ HX - 410 Pierce, Suite 215 - Houston, TX 77002

    For details, link here: https://opnvol15.eventbrite.com Impact Hub Houston, Sketch City and Rotaract District 5890 bring you this special edition of Open Project Night highlighting projects focusing on SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Connect and collaborate with passionate people who are working on projects, ventures, and collaborations to improve the city of Houston. If you have an…

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  • State of Black Women Power Hour Reception

    August 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Grotto Downtown - 1001 Avenida De Las Americas - #Suite A - Houston, TX 77010

    For details, link here: https://sobwpowerhour.eventbrite.com State of Black Women Power Hour Reception | 'Owning the Power of US!' You are expressly invited to attend the State of Black Women Power Hour Reception, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Grotto Houston Downtown, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Suite A, Vista Room, Houston, TX 77010. You'll be…

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  • Open Project Night - 15th Edition (Impact Hub Houston & Sketch City)

    August 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Black Sheep Agency, 611 West 22nd Street, Houston, TX 77008

    Impact Hub Houston and Sketch City - Open Project Night 15th Edition Come to Open Project Night hosted by Impact Hub Houston and Sketch City at the amazing Black Sheep Marketing Agency. Connect and collaborate with real, passionate people who are working on projects, ventures, and collaborations to improve to the city of Houston. If you have an idea, are…

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August 28, 2019
  • Houston Startup Demo Day

    August 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Station Houston, 1301 Fannin Street Suite 2440, Houston, TX 77002

    Top tier mentors, local investors, and personalized pitch feedback for participating startups -- nothing's changed but the address. Whether you're a serial entrepreneur or just looking to get involved in the community, this event is for YOU. Come out and hear a select group of local Houston startups pitch their company, share their current status, and tell us where they're…

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August 29, 2019
  • Black Maternal Health Summit

    August 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    UT Health Cooley Center - 7440 Cambridge St - Houston, TX 77030

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-maternal-health-summit-tickets-61652494270 The Shades of Blue Project is partnering with UTHealth and other community organizations for an event that will provide attendees in the health profession (clinical providers, educators, social workers, counselors, and researchers) with information on providing compassionate maternal, perinatal, and postpartum care to women from marginalized communities. Objectives: To identify…

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  • Black Maternal Health Summit

    August 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    UT Health Cooley Center - 7440 Cambridge St - Houston, TX 77030

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-maternal-health-summit-tickets-61652494270 The Shades of Blue Project is partnering with UTHealth and other community organizations for an event that will provide attendees in the health profession (clinical providers, educators, social workers, counselors, and researchers) with information on providing compassionate maternal, perinatal, and postpartum care to women from marginalized communities. Objectives: To identify…

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  • Cafeza Presents - Madeline Edwards

    August 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Cafeza - 1720 Houston Ave - Houston, TX 77007

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cafeza-presents-madeline-edwards-tickets-66279749515 Cafeza is proud to present Madeline Edwards. Madeline Edwards is a California-born, Houston-raised singer-songwriter who is quickly making her mark in the alternative music scene. Her sound is a conscious blend of the two styles she grew up on, west coast jazz and deep south soul. Many compare her voice…

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August 30, 2019
  • Black Professional Alliance (BPA) “Last Friday” Happy Hour

    August 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    40 Below (Lower Level of Revention Music Center) - Bayou Place - 502 Texas Avenue - Houston, TX 77002

    For details, link here: https://bpa_lastfriday_countdown1.eventbrite.com The Black Professional Alliance (BPA) Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Last Friday Happy Hour! Friday, August 30, 2019 6-10 pm 40 Below - Lower Level of Revention Music Center Bayou Place 502 Texas Ave Houston, TX 77002 We will be counting down to the 10th Annual Holiday Social and Toy Drive on Thursday, December 5, 2019! Proceeds…

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  • Film Fact & Fiction: 300 (2006)

    August 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    http://store.hmns.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=4376 In 480 B.C. a state of war exists between Persia, led by King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Greece. At the Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas (Gerard Butler), king of the Greek city state of Sparta, leads his badly outnumbered warriors against the massive Persian army. Though certain death awaits the Spartans, their sacrifice inspires…

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  • Film Screening: US (2019)

    August 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rice Cinema - Rice Media Center, 2030 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/event_id/51932 US Directed by Jordan Peele 2019, US, 121 min @ Rice Cinema Friday, August 30 @ 7:00 p.m. Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to…

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August 31, 2019
  • Facing Inward: Full-Day Silent Retreat

    August 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Disclosed at Registration - Undisclosed - Houston, TX 77047

    For details, link here: https://quietrebelfacinginward2019.eventbrite.com You deserve a break from: the outside world, work, the internet, judgement and judging, reality and reality TV. Join us on August 31, 2019.

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  • Spill The Dirt: Artist Talk and Demonstration with Zoe Gross

    August 31, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    Join ClayHouston, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and former HCCC resident artist Zoe Gross for an afternoon of conversation that digs deep into the ceramic artist’s creative and technical process. Zoe will begin with an artist talk exploring her artistic inspiration, her graduate work at the Rhode Island School of Design, and her experience as a resident artist and…

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  • Talk | Black Artists and Assemblage with Valerie Cassel Oliver

    August 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1218470624990625/ Join Valerie Cassel Oliver for a talk that draws upon the history of artists working in assemblage—the use of ordinary objects and their transformation into extraordinary objects of art. Cassel Oliver will discuss the work of Nari Ward within the scope of her newest exhibition, Cosmologies from the Tree of Life and her forthcoming…

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September 1, 2019
September 4, 2019
September 5, 2019
  • RAPHAEL SAADIQ - JIMMYLEE TOUR

    September 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    The Ballroom at Warehouse Live - 813 Saint Emanuel Street - Houston, TX 77003

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raphael-saadiq-jimmylee-tour-tickets-63311565597 RAPHAEL SAADIQ - JIMMYLEE TOUR 09.05.2019 The Ballroom at Warehouse Live Houston, TX DOORS: 7:00 PM SHOW: 7:30 PM Raphael Saadiq is a Grammy Award winning musician, songwriter and go- to collaborator/producer for some of the biggest names in R&B. Solange Knowles, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo, Ne-Yo…

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September 6, 2019
  • Broadway Star Renée Elise Goldsberry

    September 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019 @ 
    Houston Symphony at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St #102, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    https://www.houstonsymphony.org/tickets/concerts/renee-elise-goldsberry/ Following her Tony Award­–winning run in Hamilton, Broadway star Renée Elise Goldsberry returns to her childhood home of Houston for an unforgettable evening of beloved Broadway show tunes recognizable to young and old alike. You’ll hear selections like “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” plus songs from The Lion King and…

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  • BLCK Market - Houston's #1 Night Market

    September 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Buffalo Soldiers National Museum - 3816 Caroline Street - Houston, TX 77004

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blck-market-houstons-1-night-market-tickets-67921279375 BLCK Market Houston has partnered with the Buffalo Soldiers Museum to bring you a one of a kind experience - September 6, 2019 FROM 6PM TO 10PM. See you there! BLCK MARKET HOUSTON IG: @BLCKMARKETHOUSTON The BLCK Market and BSM are not responsible for any lost or damaged items or any…

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  • Megan Thee Stallion with Doja Cat

    September 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Revention Music Center, 520 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, USA


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September 9, 2019
September 10, 2019
September 13, 2019
  • The Greatest Love Of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston

    September 13, 2019 - September 14, 2019 @ 
    Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030, USA

    https://www.facebook.com/events/315705032696195/ Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”. Belinda Davids is back as Whitney Houston! With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one…

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  • Bounce and Turn at Axelrad

    September 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - September 14, 2019 @ 2:00 am
    Axelrad Beer Garden - 1517 Alabama Street - Houston, TX 77004

    For details, link here: https://bounceandturnaxelrad.eventbrite.com Bounce and Turn will be taking over Axelrad's Upstairs dancefloor on Friday September 13th for our monthly Texas Rap party! This event is 21+ and FREE! Doors: 8PM 8:30-9:30PM: DJ Kay Illah 9:30-10PM: Lilly Aviana (with live band) 10-10:30PM: 2 Raw 10:30PM-12PM: MexStep (Mexican Stepgrandfather, Third Root) with DJ Chicken…

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  • 30 Series Season One Screening

    September 13, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
    Brasil Cafe - 2604 Dunlavy St - Houston, TX 77005

    For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/30-series-season-one-screening-tickets-68569638635 Get excited Houston! The cast and crew of Houston based Amazon Prime series 30 will be screening the first two episodes of season one at Brasil Cafe. Following the premiere will be a cast QNA along with information on the release of the remainder of season one this fall on Amazon…

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September 16, 2019
  • 504 and Beyond: The Disability Politics of the Black Panther Party

    September 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Fondren Library, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

    https://events.rice.edu/#!view/event/event_id/57510

    Speaker: Dr. Sami Schalk

    Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Save the date for the Disability Studies @Rice Series lecture featuring Dr. Sami Schalk (UW Madison). Dr. Schalk will will give a talk entitled “504 and Beyond:…


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  • Inprint Colson Whitehead Reading

    September 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Cullen Performance Hall, University of Houston, 4300 University Drive, Houston, TX, 77204, United States

    https://inprinthouston.org/event/inprint-colson-whitehead-reading/ General admission tickets for $5 will go on sale here starting at 12 pm noon on Monday, August 26, 2019. For information on the 2019/2020 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series click here, for information on season tickets click here. COLSON WHITEHEAD is, according to George Saunders, “a splendidly talented writer, with more range than any other American novelist currently…

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September 19, 2019
  • Concert: Sinkane

    September 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

    https://www.lastconcert.com/event/sinkane/ $12.00 – $15.00 Sinkane is an American band comprised of people from all over the world: I am Sudanese, guitarist Jonny Lam is Chinese, keyboardist Elenna Canlas is Filipina, drummer Chris St. Hilaire is Trinidadian, and bassist Michael “Ish” Montgomery is Black American. Our collective experience as children of the diaspora helped bring the music to life…

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September 20, 2019
  • The Moody Presents Moon Shot Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

    September 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Free + open to the public Opening on September 20, Moon Shot celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and explores how artists have responded both technically and poetically to a moment that changed human history. Robert Rauschenberg’s Stoned Moon series of 34 lithographs will be shown together for the first time since their creation in 1969-70. The exhibition will…

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September 21, 2019

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