Dive into enriching programs & events at Asia Society Texas Center

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Inspire a stronger East-West understanding with exhibition openings, talks, special events and more at Asia Society Texas Center.

Located in the heart of the Museum District, Asia Society keeps a local focus on enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, education, and community outreach.

Established in 1979, with 12 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and the West

Completed in early fall 2011 and opened in 2012, the 40,000-square-foot educational and cultural institution features the 273-seat Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater, Louisa Stude Sarofim Gallery, Edward Rudge Allen III Education Center, Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall and more.

Click here for info on current and upcoming exhibitions.

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Pondi at Asia Society 

For those who work up an appetite while exploring the museum, check out Pondi, an India-inspired cafe located within Asia Society.

A sister restaurant to Pondicheri, which has become an area favorite in Upper Kirby, Pondi serves breakfast and lunch with extended lunch hours Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Click here to check out the vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.

Photo courtesy of Asia Society Texas Center

Asia Society Texas Center

  • Location: 1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
  • Hours: Museum: Tuesday to Friday 11am to 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm; closed Mondays. Pondi: Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm.
  • Parking: Parking in Asia Society Texas Center’s lot is $5 with entrances on Caroline and Austin Street. Limited free and paid street parking also available.
  • Admission: No cover to the main building and Grand Hall exhibitions. Admission to the Sarofim Gallery is $5 for non-members; free for Asia Society members.
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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.