Tolerance in Houston, an artistic reminder!

January 22, 2015

A visit to Houston is not complete without a stroll (or bike ride) along the Buffalo Bayou. The park is currently undergoing a major rejuvenation project, with art becoming one of its primary features.

 

One of my favorite installations is "Tolerance", a collection of 7 sculptures by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa that serves as a gentle reminder to passersby of the quest for harmony in the midst of Houston's diversity.

 

The best part about Houston for me is its incredible diversity, something few outsiders know little about.  In 2012, the city was named the most ethnically diverse large metropolitan area in the country, surpassing New York. What does this mean for Houstonians? Great food, great music, great parties and great friends!

 

"Tolerance is harmony in our differences. Tolerance is not a concession, it's not a condensation, or indulgence." - UN

 

 

 

 

 

If you're interested in reading more about these sculptures, you can take a look at this article that was published shortly after their dedication ceremony. 

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