Texas Studio: Jennifer Datchuk
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Texas Studio: Jennifer Datchuk

Eyebrow-plucking as critique of conventional gender roles; wigs that mimic authenticity but question identity; porcelain…

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Shaping the Public Realm: A Look At Austin’s State of Public Art
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Shaping the Public Realm: A Look At Austin’s State of Public Art

Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles lit up Austin social media feeds days before the dizzying sculpture…

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Over the Borderline: Exhibitions at Artpace Address Contemporary Divisions
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Over the Borderline: Exhibitions at Artpace Address Contemporary Divisions

It could be argued that art is limitless. But is it borderless? This summer, Artpace…

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Collective Art: The Propeller Group at Blaffer Art Museum
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Collective Art: The Propeller Group at Blaffer Art Museum

There’s something deceptive about the exhibition on view at the University of Houston’s Blaffer Art…

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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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Roni Horn: Nasher Sculpture Center
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Roni Horn: Nasher Sculpture Center

For the first time at Dallas’ iconic Nasher Sculpture Center, curators have allowed for a…

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Unpeopled Landscapes: Esteban Delgado, Tom Turner, and Victor Pérez-Rul at Southwest School of Art
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Unpeopled Landscapes: Esteban Delgado, Tom Turner, and Victor Pérez-Rul at Southwest School of Art

Depending on one’s frame of mind, the new exhibitions on view through July 16 at…

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Sappers and Miners: Kelli Vance at Cris Worley
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Sappers and Miners: Kelli Vance at Cris Worley

The women in Sappers and Miners, Kelli Vance’s new show of paintings on view through…

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In the Garden: Zimbabwean Sculpture at the Dallas Arboretum
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In the Garden: Zimbabwean Sculpture at the Dallas Arboretum

Placed strategically throughout the lushly-landscaped grounds of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a…

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Live Data: Clay Odom Represents Austin in UNESCO Media Arts Exhibition
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Live Data: Clay Odom Represents Austin in UNESCO Media Arts Exhibition

City as the “common denominator” is the main consideration of DATA CITY, an international UNESCO…

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What is left of me: Ambreen Butt at Dallas Contemporary
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What is left of me: Ambreen Butt at Dallas Contemporary

Ambreen Butt’s decorative installations are beautiful on the surface however, upon closer inspection, the works…

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Texas Studio: Regina Agu
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Texas Studio: Regina Agu

Regina Agu sits, poker straight, on the lumpy coffee shop couch where we meet to…

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Coming Home: Drew Bacon
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Coming Home: Drew Bacon

Drew Bacon is a painter and animator who returned to his home turf in Houston…

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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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A First Look: The Museum of Street Culture’s Permanent Collection
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A First Look: The Museum of Street Culture’s Permanent Collection

Museums are ultimately defined by the distinctiveness of their collections. With a constantly growing diverse…

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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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Funny (But Not Too Funny): Katherine Bernhardt at The Modern
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Funny (But Not Too Funny): Katherine Bernhardt at The Modern

Contemporary art lovers have until July 9 to see more than two dozen of Katherine…

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Double Consciousness: Ann Johnson at Hooks-Epstein Gallery
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Double Consciousness: Ann Johnson at Hooks-Epstein Gallery

You can’t see, shortened from the phrase “You can’t see how you see me,” is…

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Beauty in Slaughtered Bodies: Lionel Maunz at Austin Contemporary
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Beauty in Slaughtered Bodies: Lionel Maunz at Austin Contemporary

Exploring the aesthetics of self-destruction, Lionel Maunz uses cast iron, concrete, and steel to create…

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Show Up: HJ Bott
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Show Up: HJ Bott

“Math originates all,” HJ Bott says, while sporting a T-Shirt with the Pi symbol.

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Political and Promising: The 39th MFA Exhibition at Blaffer Museum
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Political and Promising: The 39th MFA Exhibition at Blaffer Museum

There are 15 artists in this year’s 39th MFA Exhibition at Blaffer Museum, which runs…

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Empathy as an Ultimatum at Project Row Houses
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Empathy as an Ultimatum at Project Row Houses

My recent visit to Project Row Houses’s 46th round of exhibitions, Black Women Artists for…

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Olafur Eliasson’s <em>Green light</em> Welcomes Conversation About Refugee Crisis
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Olafur Eliasson’s Green light Welcomes Conversation About Refugee Crisis

Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-born artist who has presented his installations and socially-riveting interventions around…

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Dallas Art Fair: Student Sunday on April 9th
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Dallas Art Fair: Student Sunday on April 9th

The Dallas Art Fair in collaboration with Arts+Culture Texas magazine announces Student Sunday on April…

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Galerie Frank Elbaz and <em>Meandering Abstractly</em> in Dallas
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Galerie Frank Elbaz and Meandering Abstractly in Dallas

As a timely acknowledgment of how lively things are in the Dallas art scene, Parisian…

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Color into Sound: Loop38 at Turrell Skyspace
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Color into Sound: Loop38 at Turrell Skyspace

When soft twilight yields to clear night, the Turrell Skyspace at Rice University is illuminated…

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Painting the Town: The Dallas Art Fair Grows in Its Ninth Year
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Painting the Town: The Dallas Art Fair Grows in Its Ninth Year

Chris Byrne and his co-founder, John Sughrue didn’t expect the Dallas Art Fair to grow…

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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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Hiding in Plain Sites: CounterCurrent Artists Reveal Stories throughout Houston
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Hiding in Plain Sites: CounterCurrent Artists Reveal Stories throughout Houston

In 2014, the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts blazed a…

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SHOW UP: Robert Hodge
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SHOW UP: Robert Hodge

“The music has always been there, lingering in my presence,” said Robert Hodge, a Houston-based…

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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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Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox
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Borders, Ritual and Awesomeness: Five Days of Fusebox

Fusebox, Austin’s contemporary, cross-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival, and all round benevolent force in…

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New Dimensions: Richard Serra Prints at Nasher Sculpture Center
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New Dimensions: Richard Serra Prints at Nasher Sculpture Center

Richard Serra’s work in print-making may be unknown to the casual art-goer, the artist’s name…

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Master of Scale and Detail: Ron Mueck at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Master of Scale and Detail: Ron Mueck at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Ron Mueck got his start as a puppeteer, learning the trade from his family. Early…

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