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10:00 am5:00 pm
Paul A. Smith: Standing In

The Blaffer Art Museum is proud to present the exhibition Standing In by Jamaica-born, New York-based artist Paul Anthony Smith who makes photo-based works that push back against the medium’s inherently predatory dimensions while simultaneously introducing a network of added layers to navigate.

10:00 am5:00 pm
Leslie Martinez: The Secrecy of Water

The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston is proud to present the first solo museum exhibition of work by the Dallas-based artist Leslie Martinez.

Martinez (they/them/their) creates immersive, spellbinding paintings that explore ideas of place, climate, landscape, and personhood through unconventional methods of applying and interlaying various materials, textures, and hues on canvas. Their signature style of abstract painting features viscerally tactile and spatial atmospheres created with physical ingredients like fabric rags, recycled clothing, and crushed stone that reveal discordant visual intersections of destruction and emergence.

10:00 am5:00 pm
Jacolby Satterwhite: We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other

For over a decade, Jacolby Satterwhite has used 3D animation, sculpture, performance, painting, and photography to create fantastical, labyrinthine universes. Exploring the themes of public space, the body, ritual, and community, Satterwhite draws from an extensive set of references guided by queer theory, Modernist tropes, and video game languages to challenge conventions of Western art through a personal and political lens. An equally significant influence is his late mother, Patricia Satterwhite, who lived with schizophrenia and made ethereal vocal recordings as well as drawings and diagrams for visionary household products throughout Satterwhite’s childhood. His mother’s work often serves as the source material within a decidedly complex structure of memory and mythology.

12:00 pm1:00 pm
The King Lesser Known

There was more to MLK than his “dream”. Join us as we dig into some of his lesser-known speeches and reveal unexplored facts about the man, his philosophy, and his life’s work. For more information, contact Dr. Kevin Thompson at kbthompson@uh.edu.

4:00 pm7:00 pm
Rec Job Fair

Join the best team on campus! At UHRec, we encourage Coogs to work hard and play hard. We are building community, prioritizing student development, and creating life-long bonds and we want you to be a part of it.

6:00 pm8:00 pm
KIOSK K67: System for Urban Imagination

For the next three months a Kiosk K67 that has been refurbished by architecture professor Dijana Handanovic will occupy the School of Art  Courtyard. Join us at the Blaffer Art Museum for the unveiling of this refurbished Kiosk K67, the opening of an exhibit about the kiosk, and a
performance of fixed-media compositions inspired by the many functions of the K67 that were composed by music composition professor Rob Smith, and five music composition students: Eric Estrada Valadez, Adam Harrington, Jaime Morales, Huy Nguyen, and Aaron Perez.

6:00 pm8:00 pm
Kiosk K67: System for Urban Imagination Opening

Designed in 1966 by Sasa Machtig, K-67 kiosks were a central part of Yugoslavian daily life, serving as newspaper stands, coffee shops, flower shops, post offices, and more. 

This installation of a restored K-67 Kiosk is on display at Blaffer Art Museum until March 12, hosting multiple temporary art exhibits.

7:30 pm

Raise a glass to comedy and decadence with Die Fledermaus – one of the most beloved operettas in the repertoire. What could be more fun than a show that revolves around practical jokes, disguises, and gallons of Champagne? Join us at the ultimate masked ball and discover not only why Johann Strauss Jr. is known as the Waltz King, but also just how far some people will go to exact their revenge!