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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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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Energy, Innocence and Originality: Geoff Winningham and Janice Freeman explore Houston Children’s perspective at Rice Media Center
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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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Concepts at Work: Nina Katchadourian at the Blanton Museum of Art
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Concepts at Work: Nina Katchadourian at the Blanton Museum of Art

Nina Katchadourian has a mindfulness or awareness that might make a Buddhist blush.

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Nothing’s Regular: Stanley Whitney at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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Nothing’s Regular: Stanley Whitney at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

In the current FOCUS series of exhibitions at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth,…

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Dropout By Dropping In: <em>The Co-work Space for Potential Dropouts</em> at Pollock Gallery
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Dropout By Dropping In: The Co-work Space for Potential Dropouts at Pollock Gallery

The Co-Work Space for Potential Dropouts, which will occupy SMU’s Pollock Gallery through March 11,…

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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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Differences Intertwined: Teresa Margolles at UTEP Rubin Center for Visual Arts
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Differences Intertwined: Teresa Margolles at UTEP Rubin Center for Visual Arts

How might artists use their work to create connections across difference in these difficult times?…

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SHOW UP: Roberto Munguia
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SHOW UP: Roberto Munguia

Collecting Histories: Dogon at the Menil
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Collecting Histories: Dogon at the Menil

The complex history behind American and European interest in present-day Mali informs a new exhibition…

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Motion Redux: Tad Beck at FotoFest’s International Discoveries VI
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Motion Redux: Tad Beck at FotoFest’s International Discoveries VI

When Vinod Hopson of FotoFest suggested that I check out the work of Tad Beck,…

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Called to Archive: Studio One in Houston
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Called to Archive: Studio One in Houston

Share an article, pin an image, save a post, link a story. The immediacy of…

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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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Music and Printmaking Merge in Son Jarocho Style: Alec Dempster at MECA
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Music and Printmaking Merge in Son Jarocho Style: Alec Dempster at MECA