Approach the Bench
A Blog From The Houstonian

During the summer of 94’ The Houstonian hosted artist J. Seward Johnson Jr. for an exhibit titled Celebrating the Familiar. The exhibit featured bronze sculptures capturing ordinary people in daily life, and were placed throughout The Houstonian to resemble guests taking in the sights and sounds of the grounds. Once the exhibit was over, one statue found its home at The Houstonian and for over 20 years has made a lasting impact on the hotel and our guests.

The Sidewalk Judge, known affectionately as The Judge, sits at the entrance to the hotel greeting guests and inviting them to return back soon. With a personality all its own, The Judge encourages guests to revisit the familiar and find out what’s happening at The Houstonian.