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Bid ZimSculpt Farewell

Spend Summer Saturday Evenings at the Garden

June 1, 2024 5:00 pm -
June 1, 2024 8:00 pm
ZimSculpt, the popular exhibition of unique, handcrafted stone sculptures created by Zimbabwean artists, ends its limited time run at the Houston Botanic Garden on June 2. If you haven’t yet seen it, take advantage of the Garden’s first Summer Saturday, with extended hours through 8 p.m., to browse hundreds of semi-precious stone pieces and view live sculpting demonstrations in the uniqueness of late-day sunlight.

ZimSculpt highlights the Shona sculpture tradition, which is named for the largest tribe in Zimbabwe. Since the 1960s, artists from various tribes in the south African nation, and beyond, have been transforming locally sourced serpentine stone into smooth, highly polished contemporary works that are the most collected type of African art in the world.

As they have throughout the run of the exhibit, sculptors Passmore Mupindiko and Percy Kuta will give live demonstrations of their process, using hand tools including chisels, hammers, and files. All sculptures, many of which are hand-held in size, will be available for sale in the ZimSculpt Marketplace adjacent to the Garden’s Pine Grove.

The ZimSculpt exhibition is included in the cost of general admission to the Garden, which is $15 per adult, $10 per child/student on Saturdays. Garden members may use the general admission benefit(s) associated with their membership level to see the exhibit for no additional charge.

Houston Botanic Garden offers free parking for most events, which are often held in climate-controlled environments, rain or shine. If you have specific questions, please email​​

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