What’s happening?: Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston
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What’s happening?: Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston

Thank goodness, because one thing our arts communities do not need is another wannabe dictator…

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Texas Lens: The mystery of Texas State’s Pledges of Allegiance Flag
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Texas Lens: The mystery of Texas State’s Pledges of Allegiance Flag

Imagine a project so powerful that it can quietly subvert hegemonic control with a single…

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East Meets West: Kamrooz Aram Confronts Modern Art’s Hierarchies, at The Modern
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East Meets West: Kamrooz Aram Confronts Modern Art’s Hierarchies, at The Modern

Past exhibitions by Kamrooz Aram have carried such provocative titles as Unstable Paintings for Anxious…

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Conversations in Art, Science & Technology: Moody Center for the Arts
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Conversations in Art, Science & Technology: Moody Center for the Arts

The artist, Josiah McElheny, working with cosmologist David Weinberg, creates a gallery-sized installation, consisting of…

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Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Architecture of Creation: Michelangelo and the Vatican at MFAH
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Architecture of Creation: Michelangelo and the Vatican at MFAH

The artistic process rarely garners as much attention and appreciation as the finished masterpiece, but…

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TX Studio: Gael Stack
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TX Studio: Gael Stack

“They’re either very big or very small,” Gael Stack says as we stand before her…

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Drawing on influences: Benito Huerta at William Campbell Contemporary Art
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Drawing on influences: Benito Huerta at William Campbell Contemporary Art

The latest one-man show from Arlington painter/professor/curator Benito Huerta is dominated by self-portraits.

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From the Lands of Asia: Art through the eyes of collectors at the Kimbell Art Museum
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From the Lands of Asia: Art through the eyes of collectors at the Kimbell Art Museum

While it is an integral component of the art ecosystem, the role of the collector…

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A-Typical Painting: Laura Owens at the Dallas Museum of Art
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A-Typical Painting: Laura Owens at the Dallas Museum of Art

Serendipity often plays a large role in life; it can in the art world, too.…

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FLATS: A New Way to View Photography
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FLATS: A New Way to View Photography

Detailed Portrayals at the Dallas Vignette Art Fair
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Detailed Portrayals at the Dallas Vignette Art Fair

Now in its second year, Vignette Art Fair will introduce the city of Dallas and…

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SHOW UP: Libbie Masterson
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SHOW UP: Libbie Masterson

Entering Libbie Masterson’s studio is like a breath of fresh air. A small outbuilding is…

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Imaginary Concerts & Charged Objects: Marfa Myths/Hyperobjects at Ballroom Marfa
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Imaginary Concerts & Charged Objects: Marfa Myths/Hyperobjects at Ballroom Marfa

Taking it personally: Artists lead the way with poignant, political works at CounterCurrent
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Taking it personally: Artists lead the way with poignant, political works at CounterCurrent

Let’s be honest, things are a bit crazy right now, no matter which side of…

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Ripple: Havel Ruck Projects at Cherryhurst House
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Ripple: Havel Ruck Projects at Cherryhurst House

Ripple, on view at Cherryhurst House through Jan. 1, 2019, is the latest and perhaps…

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Hopper Meditations: Richard Tuschman at Anya Tish Gallery
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Hopper Meditations: Richard Tuschman at Anya Tish Gallery

It's hard not to think of Richard Tuschman's Hopper Meditations in light of the #MeToo…

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Artists in Charge: An Uncommon Format to Celebrate San Antonio’s 300th Anniversary
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Artists in Charge: An Uncommon Format to Celebrate San Antonio’s 300th Anniversary

Ana Fernandez planned to major in history before the smells emanating from art classes at…

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What Happens When Goliath Listens to David: HALL Arts gets it right (finally) with Through The Lens
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What Happens When Goliath Listens to David: HALL Arts gets it right (finally) with Through The Lens

The arts communities of Dallas—like many art communities across the country—are prone to tribalism, which…

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Broad Visions in a Narrow Time: FotoFest 2018 Biennial Focuses on India
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Broad Visions in a Narrow Time: FotoFest 2018 Biennial Focuses on India

Houston’s FotoFest reconvenes, March 10 through April 22, with its biennial exhibition and region-wide gallery…

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Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida at Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University
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Memory, Mind, Matter: The Sculpture of Eduardo Chillida at Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University

Two exhibitions dedicated to the life and works of the 20th-century Spanish Modernist sculptor Eduardo…

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Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin’ comes to Austin and the Blanton
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Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin’ comes to Austin and the Blanton

It seems facile to call Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin an instant icon, but an icon it…

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I THINK WE MEET HERE: Shana Hoehn, Yue Nakayama, and Felipe Steinberg at UT Austin Visual Arts Center
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Sleight of Hand: Francesca Fuchs at Lawndale Art Center
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Sleight of Hand: Francesca Fuchs at Lawndale Art Center

Francesca Fuchs has taken on the largest canvas thus far in her career, the north…

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Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art
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Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

It’s been awhile since an exhibition prompted me to play the “Whither Texas art?” parlor…

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Christopher Knowles: In a Word at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
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Christopher Knowles: In a Word at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

While I was viewing this exhibition, a man approached me with an unsolicited opinion.

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Persona Euphonia: A Messaging Makeover for Public Art of UHS
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Persona Euphonia: A Messaging Makeover for Public Art of UHS

So what’s a fitting shape for public art to take, especially in Texas, on the…

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Eclipsed No More: DMA Shines Light on Rare Edward Steichen Murals
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Eclipsed No More: DMA Shines Light on Rare Edward Steichen Murals

In 1913, Agnes Ernst Meyer, the wife of financier Eugene Meyer, Jr., and pregnant with…

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Art Aglow: Light Charmer Electrifies Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
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Art Aglow: Light Charmer Electrifies Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

A shop owner flips a switch, sending a few thousand volts through glass tubes bent…

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Abstract Horizons: David Aylsworth at Holly Johnson Gallery
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Abstract Horizons: David Aylsworth at Holly Johnson Gallery

“I don’t really have a fixed idea when I start a painting,” says Houston painter…

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First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone at the Nasher
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First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone at the Nasher

Extraordinary examples of handmade stone tools, some of the first aesthetically-conceived objects known to humankind,…

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Show Up: Michael Golden
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Show Up: Michael Golden

“I was like a waiter at a wedding,” Michael Golden laughs, recounting the process of…

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<em>Vincent Falsetta: New Paintings/Sketches 1997-2007</em> at Conduit Gallery
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Vincent Falsetta: New Paintings/Sketches 1997-2007 at Conduit Gallery

Anyone who delights in the freshness and immediacy of oil sketches should make a beeline…

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TX Studio: Jimmy James Canales and Megan Harrison
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TX Studio: Jimmy James Canales and Megan Harrison

In her description of her artist/partner, Megan Harrison says Jimmy James Canales is “kinda like…

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Show Up: Nathaniel Donnett
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Show Up: Nathaniel Donnett

<em>Between Love and Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s</em> Lawndale Art Center
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Between Love and Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale Art Center’s exhibition Between Love and Madness: Mexican Comic Art from the 1970s, on…

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<em>Tierra. Sangre. Oro.:</em> Rafa Esparza at Ballroom Marfa
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Tierra. Sangre. Oro.: Rafa Esparza at Ballroom Marfa

An adobe brick archway made by artists Rafa Esparza and Beatriz Cortez reorients and frames…

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<em>Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely: </em> Gabriel Martinez at Blaffer Art Museum
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Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely: Gabriel Martinez at Blaffer Art Museum

In Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely, on view upstairs at the Blaffer Art Museum through…

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HOME—So Different, So Appealing at MFAH
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HOME—So Different, So Appealing at MFAH

The breakthrough exhibition HOME—So Different, So Appealing, a seven-decade survey of works by Latin American…

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TX Studio: Beili Liu
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TX Studio: Beili Liu

In her installation for the exhibition Tensile Strength at the Silos in Houston, Austin-based artist…

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