Haunting the Haunted: Misty Keasler at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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Haunting the Haunted: Misty Keasler at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

An interest in what isn’t shown in a photograph is a relatively recent preoccupation among…

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Moving Forward, Looking Back: David McGee at Texas Gallery and HMAAC
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Moving Forward, Looking Back: David McGee at Texas Gallery and HMAAC

The mucky brown waters had barely begun to recede when artist David McGee’s mother reminded…

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Oz and Odessa Collide: Kelly O’Connor at the Old Jail Art Center
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Oz and Odessa Collide: Kelly O’Connor at the Old Jail Art Center

Two hundred miles separate the West Texas towns of Albany and Odessa. Best known for…

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Art Scene Stalwarts Among Harvey’s First Responders
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Art Scene Stalwarts Among Harvey’s First Responders

Monsters & Mayhem at the McNay
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Monsters & Mayhem at the McNay

San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum has been transformed into a haunted house for the Halloween…

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Designing Women: Dallas Gallerists Shape the Design District’s Contemporary Art Scene
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Designing Women: Dallas Gallerists Shape the Design District’s Contemporary Art Scene

The art scene in Dallas has long been influenced by avant-garde women: From the The…

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Glimpsed Through Liquid: Graham Caldwell at Circuit12 Contemporary
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Glimpsed Through Liquid: Graham Caldwell at Circuit12 Contemporary

Brooklyn-based artist Graham Caldwell’s exhibition Glimpsed Through Liquid, his first at Circuit12 Contemporary in Dallas’…

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Texas Studio: Diana Antohe
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Texas Studio: Diana Antohe

It would be facile to attach the “immigrant artist” label to Romanian-born, Texas-raised artist Diana…

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Sounds Modern Celebrates 10 Years of Connecting Art and Music
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Sounds Modern Celebrates 10 Years of Connecting Art and Music

It would be beating a long-dead horse to proffer any remark on the dearth of…

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The Sound of Things: Alyce Santoro and Bohyun Yoon at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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Kimbell Hopes Casanova Arouses Art Lovers’ Ardor
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Kimbell Hopes Casanova Arouses Art Lovers’ Ardor

Audiences rarely flock to exhibitions about 18th century European art with the enthusiasm shown for…

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The Magnificent Faith Ringgold: A Legendary Artist’s Survey Exhibition at Houston Museum of African American Culture
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Muscle Memory: CAMH Surveys Annabeth Rosen’s Process-Pushing Ceramics
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Muscle Memory: CAMH Surveys Annabeth Rosen’s Process-Pushing Ceramics

Even as an undergrad, ceramic sculptor Annabeth Rosen was known as a “rabble rouser” for…

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Show Up: Trenton Doyle Hancock
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Show Up: Trenton Doyle Hancock

Make Austin Weirder: John Bock’s “Uncanny Musical” Does Its Part
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Make Austin Weirder: John Bock’s “Uncanny Musical” Does Its Part

“Keep Austin weird,” the bumper-sticker admonition goes, but German filmmaker John Bock—the latest of many…

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Rebel, Jester, Mystic Poet: Contemporary Persians at MFAH
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Rebel, Jester, Mystic Poet: Contemporary Persians at MFAH

One shouldn’t read too much into serendipitous timing, but I can’t help noting that Rebel,…

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Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints at the Dallas Museum of Art
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Visions of America: Three Centuries of Prints at the Dallas Museum of Art

A captivating exhibition of over 150 prints drawn from the National Gallery of Art in…

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The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology
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The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology

An exhibition surrounding Polaroid photography has landed at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth,…

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Texas Studio: Dan Lam
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Texas Studio: Dan Lam

Viewers have many different reactions to Dan Lam’s sublime and potentially grotesque art.

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<em>Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish:</em> Pipilotti Rist at MFAH
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Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish: Pipilotti Rist at MFAH

Last summer, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presented two installations and a few somewhat…

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Texas Studio: Jennifer Ling Datchuk
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Texas Studio: Jennifer Ling 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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