WORTH THE TRIP: Technology-fueled experimental art museum opens on Hwy. 6 in Houston

Seismique's exhibits explore topics such as extraterrestrial beings, artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, gamification and more. (Courtesy Christopher Brielmaier/Seismique)
Seismique's exhibits explore topics such as extraterrestrial beings, artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, gamification and more. (Courtesy Christopher Brielmaier/Seismique)

Seismique's exhibits explore topics such as extraterrestrial beings, artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, gamification and more. (Courtesy Christopher Brielmaier/Seismique)

Seismique, a technology-fueled experiential art museum, opened at 2306 S. Hwy. 6, Houston, on Dec. 26. With more than 40 different galleries created by 65 artists and crafters, the 40,000-square-foot museum features 9 million LED lights and 111 projectors.



The museum's exhibits explore topics such as extraterrestrial beings, artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, gamification and more.

Seismique’s mission, in part, is to support local artists, and to that goal, the museum reserved 12 of the galleries for Houston-based artists. Furthermore, the museum hopes to serve as an educational experience for local schools looking for technology-driven learning opportunities.

“I am really looking forward to seeing the expressions on peoples’ faces when they experience Seismique for the first time—I liken it to the equivalent of walking through a portal and into an alternative universe that is a feast for the senses,” Seismique creator Steve Kopelman said. “This year has been exceedingly difficult for the whole world, and we want Seismique to serve as something of a pandemic panacea—a place where visitors can transport themselves to another realm and find creative inspiration through the artistic manifestation of 40 different exhibits.”


Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Seismique is operating at limited capacity and requiring masks. 346-202-6006. www.seismique.com
By Claire Shoop

Reporter, Sugar Land/Missouri City

Claire joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2019 as the reporter for the Sugar Land/Missouri City edition. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2019 where she studied journalism, government and Arabic. While in school, Claire was a fellow for The Texas Tribune, worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Texan, and spent a semester in Washington, D.C. She enjoys playing cards with her family and listening to the Boss, Bruce Springsteen.



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