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We’ve got lots of free public programs coming up for Buildering: Misbehaving the City. Here they are at a glance:

Wednesday, October 15, 6:30pm: Roundtable Discussion with Gabriel Martinez, artist; Susan Rogers, Assistant Professor of Architecture, College of Archtecture, and Director, Community Design Resource Center; Carrie Marie Schneider, artist

Saturday, October 18, 1-4pm: Saleri Studio Saturday

What do you imagine a museum could be? Join us for an afternoon of Buildering-inspired artmaking. First, start off with a free guided tour beginning at 1 p.m. that will spark your imagination. From there, make your own ideas into a 2D design or a 3D model, inspired by the works on view and your ideas of what the museum experience could be. At 3:30 p.m., we will discuss your projects.

Organized in conjunction with UH Family Weekend, this event is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested; email kveneman@uh.edu or call 713.743.9526 with questions. All supplies are provided along with refreshments. Bring your imagination and wear clothes that are suited to making art.

Wednesday, October 22, noon: Brown Bag Gallery Talk with Cheryl Beckett, Associate Professor (UH School of Art, Graphic Design Program, UH; Creative Director, Minor Design); and Peter Turchi, Professor, Department of English, UH

Wednesday, November 12, noon: Brown Bag Gallery Talk

Tuesday, November 18, 7pm: Performance by Allard van Hoorn, 021 Urban Songline

Allard van Hoorn is a Dutch sound, installation and performance artist collaborating across the disciplines of architecture, design, music, dance and theatre. This performance is part of a series of visual, acoustic and spatial scripts and scenarios executed in and around public buildings around the world that investigate our relationship to public space. Van Hoorn’s performance for Blaffer Art Museum will turn the building into a colorful music box. A group of dancers equipped with flashlights will move up, down, and around the staircase and hallways of the museum to create a visual and sonic description of the architecture that is simultaneously recorded, translated into a musical score, and re-interpreted in a live performance that seeks a symbiosis of movement and architecture, of structure and dynamics that allows audiences to listen to the building as well as inhabit it.

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