<em>Telepathic Improvisation</em> at the CAMH
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Telepathic Improvisation at the CAMH

The animating conceit of Telepathic Improvisation, a film by Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz and…

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Richard Stout’s Homecoming at AMSET
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Richard Stout’s Homecoming at AMSET

“I’ve always liked to work from home,” says Richard Stout, the Beaumont-born painter, sculptor, and…

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Art Scene Stalwarts Among Harvey’s First Responders
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Art Scene Stalwarts Among Harvey’s First Responders

Kimbell Hopes Casanova Arouses Art Lovers’ Ardor
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Kimbell Hopes Casanova Arouses Art Lovers’ Ardor

Audiences rarely flock to exhibitions about 18th century European art with the enthusiasm shown for…

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Muscle Memory: CAMH Surveys Annabeth Rosen’s Process-Pushing Ceramics
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Muscle Memory: CAMH Surveys Annabeth Rosen’s Process-Pushing Ceramics

Even as an undergrad, ceramic sculptor Annabeth Rosen was known as a “rabble rouser” for…

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Make Austin Weirder: John Bock’s “Uncanny Musical” Does Its Part
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Make Austin Weirder: John Bock’s “Uncanny Musical” Does Its Part

“Keep Austin weird,” the bumper-sticker admonition goes, but German filmmaker John Bock—the latest of many…

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Rebel, Jester, Mystic Poet: Contemporary Persians at MFAH
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Rebel, Jester, Mystic Poet: Contemporary Persians at MFAH

One shouldn’t read too much into serendipitous timing, but I can’t help noting that Rebel,…

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Simulate the Revolution: Digital Projections Enhance MFAH’s Mexican Modernism Survey
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Parallel Lines: Uniting Jim Crow-Era Works by Black, White Artists at Houston Public Library
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Parallel Lines: Uniting Jim Crow-Era Works by Black, White Artists at Houston Public Library

Houston audiences will get a rare glimpse into the Bayou City’s pre-boom, Jim Crow-era art…

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The Statement: Islamic Art Gets Prime Real Estate at the DMA
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The Statement: Islamic Art Gets Prime Real Estate at the DMA

In most respects, the recent unveiling of a dedicated Islamic art gallery at the Dallas…

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Old and Improved: Art as Wish Fulfillment in CAMH’s <em>A Better Yesterday</em>
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Old and Improved: Art as Wish Fulfillment in CAMH’s A Better Yesterday

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s latest exhibition A Better Yesterday, on view May 20-Sept. 3,…

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Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera at The Meadows
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Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera at The Meadows

Jusepe de Ribera, a Spanish Neapolitan artist who spent his early career in Rome and…

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Anything’s Possible: PrintHouston 2017 Reflects a Medium’s Multiplicity
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Anything’s Possible: PrintHouston 2017 Reflects a Medium’s Multiplicity

As printmaking shows fan out across Houston over the next few months, visitors to PrintHouston…

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Dean’s Show: Is Paul Ramírez Jonas’s CAMH Survey Really His?
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Dean’s Show: Is Paul Ramírez Jonas’s CAMH Survey Really His?

Mid-career retrospectives have a way of messing with their subjects’ heads. When you’re used to…

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On Her Own Terms: Melissa Cody at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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On Her Own Terms: Melissa Cody at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

One of the funniest episodes of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm involves Larry David,…

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Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns at the McNay
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Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns at the McNay

Artists—Americans, in some cases, expatriates in others—played key behind-the-scenes roles in helping to decide which…

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The Blanton’s Vertical Leap: What a Difference a Rehang Makes
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The Blanton’s Vertical Leap: What a Difference a Rehang Makes

Lam Gift Makes SAMA a Center for Indigenous Australian Works
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Lam Gift Makes SAMA a Center for Indigenous Australian Works

The captivating exhibition Of Country and Culture: The Lam Collection of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art,…

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From Mexico (via Paris) with Love: A Franco-Mexican Collaboration Comes to Dallas
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From Mexico (via Paris) with Love: A Franco-Mexican Collaboration Comes to Dallas

Six months after Agustín Arteaga joined the Dallas Museum of Art as its new director,…

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Irreversible Congas: MFAH’s Adiós Utopia Looks at Cuban Art Since 1950
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Irreversible Congas: MFAH’s Adiós Utopia Looks at Cuban Art Since 1950

Late modern and contemporary Cuban art has gotten increased international exposure in recent years thanks…

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Redefining Modern: McNay Director Rich Aste on Breaking Down Walls——Literally and Figuratively
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Redefining Modern: McNay Director Rich Aste on Breaking Down Walls——Literally and Figuratively

Before joining San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum as its third director in September, Rich Aste…

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Fantastic Spaces: Where Will a Former Architect Take the DMA?
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Fantastic Spaces: Where Will a Former Architect Take the DMA?

Given the centrality of immigration to the 2016 election and Texas’s status as a red…

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Midcentury Sampler: <em>Abstract Texas</em> at the Amon Carter
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Midcentury Sampler: Abstract Texas at the Amon Carter

Six paintings by as many artists comprise Abstract Texas: Midcentury Modern Painting, which remains on…

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Lifelong Linearity: Picasso at the Menil
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Lifelong Linearity: Picasso at the Menil

The ghost of 19th-century French Neoclassical artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres casts a long shadow over the…

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The Becomer: Early Monet at the Kimbell
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The Becomer: Early Monet at the Kimbell

Monet: The Early Years at the Kimbell Art Museum kicks off with a startling contrast…

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Lines, Lots of Lines: Degas at the MFAH
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Lines, Lots of Lines: Degas at the MFAH

Degas: A New Vision will end its only U.S. presentation at the Museum of Fine…

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Queer as Caillebotte
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Queer as Caillebotte

Out of State, Top of Mind
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Out of State, Top of Mind

On the Road, Texas Museums Loom Large in the Rear-View Mirror I used to joke…

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A Deeper Shade of Soto
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A Deeper Shade of Soto

Shortly after the late Jesús Rafael Soto’s posthumously realized Houston Penetrable went on view in…

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Eyes on Texas Visual Arts
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Eyes on Texas Visual Arts

Dario Robleto’s Cardiosonic Chronicle
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Dario Robleto’s Cardiosonic Chronicle

Sounds and their embedded cultural histories have long figured in the work of conceptual artist…

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Beyond Buildings
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Beyond Buildings

Eyes on Texas Visual Arts
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Eyes on Texas Visual Arts

Million Dollar Baby
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Million Dollar Baby

Matisse Has Arrived. How About San Antonio?   In 1996, a D Magazine feature on…

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This Museum Was Made for You and Me
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This Museum Was Made for You and Me

Unfortunately for Texans, It’s in Virginia   IMAGE: From left: Miriam Schapiro’s Another Red Room…

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Richmond Postcard: More Diverse than the Whitney Biennial
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Richmond Postcard: More Diverse than the Whitney Biennial

IMAGE ABOVE: Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Nevadaville (detail), 1942. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Devon Britt-Darby…

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Eyes on Texas Visual Arts
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Eyes on Texas Visual Arts

Jesús Rafael Soto and ‘The Will to Architecture’
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Jesús Rafael Soto and ‘The Will to Architecture’

Viewer-Completed Houston Penetrable Is Perfect for Social Media—and Mies   VIDEO AND IMAGES: Some views…

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The Best Public Art in Houston Right Now
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The Best Public Art in Houston Right Now

There’s a lot of good public art on view right now, from the sculptures the…

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No Appointment Required
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No Appointment Required

It has been a busy year for Patricia Ruiz-Healy, who made the leap last fall…

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