The Curatorial Imagination: Walter Hopps at the Menil
During a visit to the Getty Research Institute years ago, on an informal tour through the archives, I caught a glimpse of a box filled with Walter Hopps’s letters, marked “Top Secret” or some such about how the contents were to remain sealed until a certain date.
The Meaning of Meaningless: Walter De Maria at the Menil Collection
What constitutes meaning? It’s not a simple question, and it’s one that has captured the imagination of artists, philosophers, and scholars alike for millennia.
Lone Star Legacy: Anne Windfohr Marion’s Philanthropy Lives On at The Modern
Anne Windfohr Marion’s life story has the makings of a Lone Star legacy. Recognized as an oil heiress, rancher, horse breeder, and business executive, her philanthropy included support for the arts as well.
The Parts that Make Us Whole: Benny Andrews and Deborah Roberts at the McNay Art Museum
“Creative people need time to sit around and do nothing.” This perceptive quote from author Austin Kleon, a self-described “writer who draws,” is front and center on Deborah Robert’s Instagram account as I’m writing.
Scaling Up: Landmarks Unveils a New Commission by Sarah Oppenheimer
The project Oppenheimer is referring to, which will be unveiled Sept. 15, is C-010106, commissioned by Landmarks, the public art program of the University of Texas at Austin.
Beyond the Binary: Women Painting Women at The Modern
On view at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth May 15 through September 25 is Women Painting Women, a thematic exhibition of forty-six women artists who choose women as subject matter in their works.
The Pace of Place: Jamal Cyrus at The Modern
Cyrus shares aspects of his spirited path along sonic territories by creating sculptures, denim works, drawings, and sound, all of which are part of his upcoming solo exhibition at The Modern in Fort Worth, on view through June 26 as part of the museum’s ongoing Focus series.
To See and Be Seen: Dawoud Bey at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Bey is one of the most important artists working today, and that isn’t hyperbole. Dawoud Bey: An American Project, co-organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through May 30.
Meaning in the Making: Kinji Akagawa at the Amon Carter Museum of Art
Art Making as Life Making: Kinji Akagawa at Tamarind, on view April 23 through Oct. 30 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, showcases the meaning and impact of collaboration in this renowned artist’s life.
Against Erasure: Shahzia Sikander at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Shahzia Sikander recognizes the many forms that the erasure of women can take, whether historically or in contemporary life. And she has focused her art practice on changing that reality.
Keep an Eye on It: Neva Mikulicz’s Sci-Fi World at Anya Tish Gallery
Artist Neva Mikulicz sees a growing “anti-science” attitude in our culture, and it creeps her out.