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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Eat, Err, Hug, Die
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Eat, Err, Hug, Die

Flesh Made Word in the Art of Robert Indiana   IMAGE: Robert Indiana, The Demuth…

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Many Mini-Milestones for The Contemporary Austin
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Many Mini-Milestones for The Contemporary Austin

Reconfigured Museum’s First Months Yield Signs of Progress   IMAGE: Orly Genger, Conceptual rendering for…

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Great and/or Mediocre Houston and/or Texas Art of the Past and/or Present in Houston Museums Now!
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Great and/or Mediocre Houston and/or Texas Art of the Past and/or Present in Houston Museums Now!

That’s the muddled message coming out of Randy Tibbits’s complaint about what he sees as…

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What’s the Matter with Rice? Part 3
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What’s the Matter with Rice? Part 3

VIDEO ABOVE and IMAGE BELOW of Art Barn demolition by Tish Stringer. Not much to…

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Robert Indiana Under the Influence
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Robert Indiana Under the Influence

Yesterday I finally got to see the McNay Art Museum’s presentation of Robert Indiana: Beyond…

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Maurizo Cattelan and Nobuo Sekine–Who Wore It Better?
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Maurizo Cattelan and Nobuo Sekine–Who Wore It Better?

IMAGE: From left: Maurizio Cattelan, Untitled, 2009; and Nobuo Sekine, Phase of Nothingness — Cloth…

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Of Paint, Peanuts, Potatoes, and Politics
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Of Paint, Peanuts, Potatoes, and Politics

IMAGE: De Scott Evans, The Irish Question (detail), 1880s. Oil on canvas. 30.5 x 25.4…

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Eyes on Texas Visual Arts
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Eyes on Texas Visual Arts

The Painter and the Ad Man
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The Painter and the Ad Man

Braque, Magritte Had Overlapping Concerns, Wildly Different Visions   IMAGE: René Magritte, Le faux miroir…

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Let There Be ‘Nur’
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Let There Be ‘Nur’

Wu-Tang Clan, the Single-Copy Album and Museums
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Wu-Tang Clan, the Single-Copy Album and Museums

IMAGE: Dario Robleto, At War With the Entropy of Nature / Ghosts Don’t Always Want…

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Nixon and the Treachery of Images
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Nixon and the Treachery of Images

IMAGE: René Magritte, La condition humaine (The Human Condition) (detail), 1933. Oil on canvas 100…

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Seeing Klimt and “Timeless Modernity” in Islamic Art
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Seeing Klimt and “Timeless Modernity” in Islamic Art

If this early 13th-century Persian tile, which we're using as our April cover image, looks…

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