Buffalo Bayou Cistern Tour

Color, movement and perception are the primary subjects in the work of Cruz-Diez. In the Cistern, the artist dematerializes the vast space, creating an immersive and ambiguous environment that questions our perception of time, perspective and volume. The complex projection of continuously moving chromatic modules invites visitors to become an essential component of the artwork.

Take a history tour of the Cistern!   We have free tickets!  Afterward, we’ll do an Urban Hike along the bayou.  (please RSVP to both events so we know who to expect where.

note: The tour starts at 5:30 pm, but must be in line at 5:15 pm, there is no late entry once the tour starts they close the doors.

About the Cistern:

The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern is a former drinking water reservoir built in 1926 for the City of Houston. As one of the city’s early underground reservoirs, it supported the municipal water system’s goals of fire suppression (water pressure) and drinking water storage. After operating for decades, an irreparable leak was discovered and after a few years, the reservoir was decommissioned in 2007.

We will explore the art exhibit at the Cistern.
https://buffalobayou.org/visit/destination/the-cistern/

Color, movement and perception are the primary subjects in the work of Cruz-Diez. In the Cistern, the artist dematerializes the vast space, creating an immersive and ambiguous environment that questions our perception of time, perspective and volume. The complex projection of continuously moving chromatic modules invites visitors to become an essential component of the artwork.

Meet at the Buffalo Bayou visitor Center. Information on parking here. Please allow enough time to find parking https://buffalobayou.org/visit/destination/buffalo-bayou-park/

Limited to 9 spots

Event Date & Time:

  • Date: January 16, 2020
    Time: Members Only
RSVP List: Members only