Humanae Exhibition

The Health Museum


Past Event
$8 to $10

Location Info:

The Health Museum
1515 Hermann
Houston, TX  77002
No matter how big our box of Crayola® crayons, one of life's early lessons was that there really wasn't a skin-colored crayon in the box. Government pencil-pushers try to shove us into buckets of white, black and other, but that doesn't reflect the world around us. Now there's a new exhibit at The Health Museum that explores skin color through the Pantone swatchbook: "HUMANAE: Work in Progress." The exhibit is making its Houston debut and pairs photographs of people with their corresponding Pantone swatch color. Whether you're a middle-of-the-road 53-7 C, an ultra-pale 99-9 C, or a glorious 318-5 C, it's a fascinating way to explore human identity and race. Brazilian artist Angelica Dass is the creative and conceptual designer for this ingenious exhibit that features 250 portraits from around the world. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. May 5 through September 5. 1515 Hermann Drive. For information, call 713-521-1515 or visit Free to $10. [Organizer's description:] Beginning Friday, May 5, 2017 the traveling exhibit Humanae – which explores human identity and race through a series of self-portraits from around the world – will be on display at The Health Museum. The photographic taxonomy by Brazilian artist and internationally renowned TED Talk speaker Angelica Dass challenges visitors to rethink how they see race and think about skin color through a series of photos that label human subjects with their corresponding color in the industrial palette, Pantone. Humanae is a work in progress with more than 3,000 people in 13 countries photographed and catalogued by Dass as part of this exhibit. Over 200 individual portraits personally curated by Dass will be on display from May 5th through September 5th, 2017 at The Health Museum-located at 1515 Hermann Drive, from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and 12 p.m.- 7p.m. on Sundays. The Humanae exhibit is included in the regular ticket price for admission: $8 for children 3-12, $8 for seniors 65+, $10 for adults, and free for families on Thursdays. For more information call 713 521-1515 or visit:


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