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TMC Wonderistism

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23 minutes

.5 miles

From John Freeman Blvd & E Cullen St to Memorial Hermann Hospital

Barbara Hinton came across this great new word the other day: Wonderistism: The belief that to continuously look for and find awe in one's surroundings is what makes the experience of life truly fantastical. This short walk allows you to encounter some wonderful art and green spaces in the Texas Medical Center near Memorial Hermann Hospital. Discover the hospital's historic entrance and original architectural elements. Uncover one of Houston's smallest parks. Learn about the impact of the Texas Medical Center on our community.

Barbara Hinton

Barbara B. Hinton is a native Texan and a Houstonian since the early 1970’s, Hinton moved to Houston to work in the advertising industry as a television and radio producer. In 1984, she joined the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art as trustee, eventually attaining the position as president of the board of trustees. In 1986, the Orange Show Center developed the Eyeopener Tour program, an award-winning series of Sunday afternoon bus tours that take art adventurers to “places that make you stop, look and look again.” Hinton has served on that volunteer committee for more than twenty years. She has worked on virturally all the Orange Show programs including the Art Car Parade, the Beer Can House and now the Smither Park and Sculpture Garden. In addition, she is a member of the River Oaks Business Women’s Executive Committee (ROBWEC) and the international Explorers Club.