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MUSEUM DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS THE HEALTH MUSEUM THE MENIL COLLECTION CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON The Zoo in You 1515 Hermann Dr. | 713.521.1515 www.thehealthmuseum.org Andy Warhol, Sunset 1533 Sul Ross Street | 713.525.9400 www.menil.org Shocks and Jolts 1500 Binz Street | 713.522.1138 www.cmhouston.org Ready to meet your microbes? This interactive exhibit teaches us who our constant microbial companions are, where they live, how diverse they are and in what ways scientists are discovering just how important they are to our personal health. 46 L O C A L | august 16 A rare, unfinished film by Andy Warhol, Sunset is a meditation on the temporality of an everyday phenomenon. Warhol began making the film in 1964 when the Menil Collection founders, John and Dominique de Menil, commissioned the artist to create a new film, one with spiritual significance. Warhol shot sunsets in San Francisco, East Hampton and New York City, but never completed the project, stating, “I filmed so many sunsets for that project, but I never got one that satisfied me.” Get ready for a shock to your system with an electrifying exhibit like no other! Experience the brand new Shocks & Jolts exhibit which will enable you to: discover the illuminating field of electrostatics, examine the properties of electromagnetism and build and test your own electrical circuits. This hands-on, bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibit will provide you with the opportunity to explore the exciting topic of electricity and investigate its properties, generation and uses. You’re invited to ask questions, explore, experiment and make discoveries about electric circuits, electrostatics, and electromagnetism.