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

Leaving a Mark: PrintAustin Deconstructs Diverse Art Form in 4th Citywide Festival
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Leaving a Mark: PrintAustin Deconstructs Diverse Art Form in 4th Citywide Festival

Austin is a capital of printmaking with many different components. Using several venues to host…

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Honoring Texas Artists: The Texas Medal of Arts Awards come to Austin
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Honoring Texas Artists: The Texas Medal of Arts Awards come to Austin

You may be hard-pressed to explain what ZZ Top, Eva Longoria, Willie Nelson and Walter…

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Balance in the Fog of Memory: Angel Otero at CAMH
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Balance in the Fog of Memory: Angel Otero at CAMH

Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing, on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston through March…

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Fantastic Spaces: Where Will a Former Architect Take the DMA?
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Fantastic Spaces: Where Will a Former Architect Take the DMA?

Given the centrality of immigration to the 2016 election and Texas’s status as a red…

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Houston Voices: Local Impact at PRH
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Houston Voices: Local Impact at PRH

Round 45: Local Impact at Project Row Houses through Feb. 12, includes artists Regina Agu,…

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Modern Spanish Art From The Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo at The Meadows Museum
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Modern Spanish Art From The Asociación Colección Arte Contemporáneo at The Meadows Museum

An exhibition on the development of modern art in Spain from 1915-1957 recently landed at…

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A Remarkable Career: The Single-Minded Clarity of Floyd Newsum
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A Remarkable Career: The Single-Minded Clarity of Floyd Newsum

“It’s always been my dream to be a full-time artist.” I spoke to Floyd Newsum…

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Pushing Painting: Blake Rayne at Blaffer
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Pushing Painting: Blake Rayne at Blaffer

Blake Rayne’s Cabin of the Accused, on view at Blaffer Art Museum through March 18,…

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Nothing Is What it Seems: Monika Sosnowska at the Austin Contemporary
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Nothing Is What it Seems: Monika Sosnowska at the Austin Contemporary

In Warsaw, Monika Sosnowska lives across the street from a forest that was once a…

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Let the River Run: The Trinity River Project at Liliana Bloch Gallery
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Let the River Run: The Trinity River Project at Liliana Bloch Gallery

Dallas has a complicated relationship with its river. At various points in a century and…

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SHOW UP: Lily Cox-Richard
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SHOW UP: Lily Cox-Richard

“I'm trying to shake up my practice,” Lily Cox-Richard says, as we stand in her…

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Art Outdoors: A Guide to Texas Sculpture Gardens
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Art Outdoors: A Guide to Texas Sculpture Gardens

This fall, art loving Texans have the perfect opportunity to venture outside of museum walls…

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Midcentury Sampler: <em>Abstract Texas</em> at the Amon Carter
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Midcentury Sampler: Abstract Texas at the Amon Carter

Six paintings by as many artists comprise Abstract Texas: Midcentury Modern Painting, which remains on…

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Lifelong Linearity: Picasso at the Menil
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Lifelong Linearity: Picasso at the Menil

The ghost of 19th-century French Neoclassical artist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres casts a long shadow over the…

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The Becomer: Early Monet at the Kimbell
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The Becomer: Early Monet at the Kimbell

Monet: The Early Years at the Kimbell Art Museum kicks off with a startling contrast…

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Breaking the Hierarchy:  KAWS at the Modern
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Breaking the Hierarchy: KAWS at the Modern

Brian Donnelly—better known as KAWS—has created art that is lowbrow, highbrow, commercial, and fine.

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Lines, Lots of Lines: Degas at the MFAH
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Lines, Lots of Lines: Degas at the MFAH

Degas: A New Vision will end its only U.S. presentation at the Museum of Fine…

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Space Commander:  Frances Bagley Fills Kirk Hopper Fine Art to the Brim
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Space Commander: Frances Bagley Fills Kirk Hopper Fine Art to the Brim

“I’m really interested in space,” says Frances Bagley, as we walk through her east Dallas…

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