Mining The Hmns: Exhibition Opening + Toxic Tour

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On Saturday, April 2nd, join us for a "Toxic Tour" led by T.E.J.A.S.. We'll visit the petrochemical plants, refineries, and East End neighborhoods along the Houston Ship Channel.

RSVP required:
Saturday, April 2, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Meet @ Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman St

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Is the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences a museum, or a PR front for the fossil fuel industry? This is the central question of “Mining the HMNS”, an exhibition by @the natural h that interrogates the symbiotic relationship between the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences and its corporate sponsors. The exhibition excavates key narratives and displays in the Houston museum, and highlights the voices and stories that are excluded–those of the low-income predominantly Latino and African-American fence-line communities along the Houston Ship Channel.

In partnership with T.E.J.A.S. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services), we will co-host monthly “Toxic Tours” of East Houston’s petrochemical plants and refineries, and conduct extensive air quality monitoring tests in collaboration with scientists from Texas State University. Situated at the confluence of scientific research, environmental justice, and critical museum practice, the exhibition aims to model the museum of the future–one that works to mobilize a collective response to the challenges of the Anthropocene.

**** JOIN A TOXIC TOUR *******
Toxic Tours take place on the first Saturday of every month.
April 2, May 7, and June 4
10am – 12:30pm
Meet @ Project Row Houses
2521 Holman St, Houston

RSVP REQUIRED (space is limited):
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