This coupon offers visitors ages 13-54 20% off two (2) Adult admissions (regular $10 per adult) to the Public Printing Tour. The coupon is not applicable toward the Public Printing Tour Silkscreen Option ($10 per person), General Admission, starting at $8 for visitors 13-54, Group Tour admission. Cannot be combined with other discounts, including, but not limited to, Museum Members, Visitors 55+, Military and College Students. Children ages 12 and younger are always free. Offer expires December 31, 2016. For more information, please call 713-522-4652 or visit www.printingmuseum.org.
Each week on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Saturdays and 2 p.m. visitors have the opportunity to be “printers for a day,” joining the Museum’s Artist-in-Residence, Charles Criner, for a hands-on Public Printing Tour. While on tour, visitors pull prints on a replica Gutenberg press and a 19th-century Columbian hand press. Visitors also have the option to silkscreen a T-shirt with Mr. Criner in his studio for an additional fee.
It might seem strange to see a Gutenberg Bible page pulled using mid-1400s technology, or the Declaration of Independence being printed on an authentic 19th-century iron hand-press. At The Printing Museum, these sights are commonplace. In its mission to preserve, promote and share knowledge of printed communication and art, the organization functions as part museum and part interactive classroom. Permanent exhibits highlight books, newspapers, prints, presses, and more from around the world—from ancient Mesopotamian clay tablets to Civil War-era newspapers to mid-20th century innovations, like the copy machine and Macintosh® computer.
However, the museum's galleries aren't just reserved for relics. Rotating exhibits cover the work of contemporary printmakers and photographers, and explored the evolution of modern printing around the world. On-site studios host workshops in printing, papermaking, and book binding.