Outstanding Art Program for Cistern Continues

Buffalo Bayou Partnership commissioned famed Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez to create a site-specific work for the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, a 1926 underground city water reservoir that BBP restored, repurposed and revealed in 2016.

Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference will open to the public on Saturday, May 12 and will continue through January 13, 2019.

In the Cistern, the artist dematerializes the vast space, creating an immersive and ambiguous environment that questions our perception of time, perspective and volume. Spatial Chromointerference, a projection of continuously moving chromatic modules on the walls, columns, walkways and floating objects within the Cistern, invites visitors to become an essential component of the artwork.

View the historic Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern like never before, as color becomes more than a visual object to see but a space to be experienced!

Major underwriting provided by Leslie and Brad Bucher. Additional support provided by Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino and Judy and Scott Nyquist.

Project management by Weingarten Art Group. Photo credit: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern: Spatial Chromointerference. © Carlos Cruz-Diez / ADAGP, Paris 2018. Photo by Paul Hester.

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Join us for Talking Color: Celebrating Carlos Cruz-Diez in Houston

May 8, 2018 at 6pm
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion at UH’s M.D. Anderson Library

BBP and Public Art of the University of Houston System co-hosts this public talk with Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jr., Director of the Atelier Cruz-Diez Paris and son of the artist, and Mari Carmen Ramirez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The discussion will center on the Cistern installation as well as the artist’s Double Physichromie on the UH campus.

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Bayou City Music Series at Buffalo Bayou Park

Saturday, May 19 from 6:30-9pm
Free admission

The Bayou City Music Series, a new concert series presented by the Kinder Foundation, honors the great jazz, blues and zydeco musicians of Houston in free concerts taking place this spring at three parks: Discovery Green, Emancipation Park and The Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park.

The last of the Bayou City Music Series, the May 19th lineup features the full HSPVA Jazz Band; saxophonist Grady Gaines, who has recorded with Little Richard, Sam Cooke and many others; vocalist Trudy Lynn; and the ThunderSOUL Orchestra, a 14-piece orchestra featuring former students of Conrad Johnson from Kashmere High School, which was the subject of a 2011 documentary film.

Jazz up your Saturday night at Buffalo Bayou Park!


Introducing Other Nations: A Naturalist’s Blog on Buffalo Bayou

You can often find Alisa Kline, our Buffalo Bayou Park Naturalist, walking the trails along Buffalo Bayou in search of all kinds of wildlife. Follow Alisa’s findings on her new corner of buffalobayou.org, Other Nations! She will chronicle and identify flora and fauna that reside in Houston’s urban green space.

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