Put a face to hunger at The Health Museum’s About Hunger & Resilience Exhibit

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Photo courtesy of The Health Museum

Get inspired to end hunger through the personal stories of those living without in the eye-opening photo exhibit About Hunger and Resilience, on display at The Health Museum through Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Experience hunger through photographer Michael Nye’s multi-media documentation of the unlikely faces of hunger in About Hunger and Resilience. Through voices, stories, and portraits this exhibit reveals the courage and fragility of those facing this daily plight.

On any given day, 66,000 people in southeast Texas experience the pain of hunger and no food, according to the Houston Food Bank. Five thousand of those hungry each day are children.

Over a four-year period photographing and recording stories from across the country, photographer Michael Nye spent two to three days with each of his subjects to capture the personal story of their lives.

In simple and eloquent detail, the 42 black-and-white portraits and voices draw you closer into each life by addressing and exploring many topics: guilt, isolation, suffering, and personal identity tied to hunger.

How to Help End Hunger

The Houston Food Bank reports that the face of hunger is not what you’d expect. Two-thirds of food insecure families with children have at least one working parent; 97 percent of people served by the Houston Food Bank have permanent housing; and 20 percent of people served locally are seniors ages 60 and older. The Health Museum has partnered with The Houston Food Bank and Interfaith Ministries, organizations that feed Houston’s hungry every day, and encourage patrons to take action through food and monetary donations to these organizations.

Anytime through Sunday, September 11, receive one child’s general admission ticket free with the purchase of one adult general admission ticket (good for up to four tickets) when you bring a non-perishable food item to The Health Museum for donation to the Houston Food Bank. Or help feed the pets of Houston’s homebound seniors with a donation of canned cat and dog food for Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s aniMeals on Wheels program. Financial donations can be made directly to the exhibition partners by going online at houstonfoodbank.org for the Houston Food Bank, and imgh.org for Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston.

About the Health Museum

The Health Museum is Houston’s most interactive science learning center and a member institution of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.

Visitors to the museum can walk through a larger-than-life human body, take a mini science class, watch an organ dissection and check out both permanent and temporary exhibits that cover topics like health, medical science, and the human body.

The Health Museum is located in the heart of the city’s Museum District.

About Hunger & Resilience Exhibit at The Health Museum

  • Dates: Through Sunday, September 11, 2016
  • Times: Mondays 9am to 5pm; Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am to 5pm; Thursdays 9am to 7pm; Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm; Sundays noon to 5pm.
  • Location: The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX 77004
  • Parking: Surface lot parking is available at the museum for $5; $3 for members.
  • Admission: Tickets are $9; $7 for ages 3 to 11 and seniors 65 and older; free for members and children 2 and under. Active and retired personnel receive half-off admission for up to four people. General admission also provides access to the museum’s multiple exhibits. Click here for tickets or more information.
  • Free Ticket Offer: Anytime through Sunday, September 11, receive one child’s general admission ticket free with the purchase of one adult general admission ticket (good for up to four tickets) when you bring a non-perishable food item to The Health Museum for donation to the Houston Food Bank. Or help feed the pets of Houston’s homebound seniors with a donation of canned cat and dog food for Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s aniMeals on Wheels program. 
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Photo courtesy of The Health Museum

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