Tarra Gaines

Movement in Time and Space: Summer at the MFAH

In 2013 with James Turrell: The Light Inside, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston began a unique summer precedent, presenting an immersive contemporary art exhibition and inviting the public to beat the heat, not merely to view but to journey inside the art. ...

Icon of Style: Dior at DMA

Before the word “Dior” became synonymous with haute couture, before the House of Dior became the global fashion giant and icon of style, Christian Dior, the pioneering designer, ran art galleries and organized exhibitions that featured artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Alexander Calder, Jean Cocteau, Dalí and Duchamp. ...

Directing in Texas: Brandon Weinbrenner and Mitchell Greco

Five years ago, Arts and Culture Texas profiled a group of millennial theater artists striving to find creative roles for themselves offstage and to bring an innovative and fresh perspective onto Texas stages. Since then, two of those “Next Gen Leaders,” Brandon Weinbrenner, artistic associate at the Alley Theatre, and Mitchell Greco, artistic associate at Stages Repertory Theatre, have not only steadily risen to directorial prominence in Houston, they’ve also managed to carve out a personal life and marry each other....

Tarra Gaines

Tarra Gaines is a writer and teacher in Houston.