PartILLATION: Visions in Steel

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, October 12, 6-8pm

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-3pm
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October 12, 2022 - December 9, 2022
Architecture Center Houston
902 Commerce St
Houston, TX 77002

Brought to you by the ArCH Exhibitions and Programs

Join us on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6-8pm for the opening reception of PartILLATION: Visions in Steel, an exhibition curated by by designer and steel expert Alex Morales, Assoc. AIA and on view through December 9.

PartILLATION: Visions in Steel is a curated collection of photography and the scintillating work of visual artists illuminating steel in the built environment. In its form, PartILLATION is a created word, borrowing from the idea of provoking an exhibit that is part art and part installation to elicit and celebrate the familiar references and contributions of steel architecture in the built environment.

Through the careful capture of sound, visuals, portraiture, and interviews, the exhibition explores five themes: evolution, humanism, innovation, history, and legacy.

Craftspeople who mold and manipulate.  Architects that imagine and manifest. The dimensional exhibit ups the energy by including a mapping tunnel with projected images inviting visitors to enter and exit, and aspires to capture the people, faces, and ambition of steel that gave rise to our cities and to the architecture of generations.

An exhibition preview can be viewed here.



American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance

Bear Hands Media


Image Credit:
Margaret Hunt Gill Bridge (Dallas, TX), 2012
Architect: Santiago Calatrava
Image courtesy of Wade Griffith