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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Animated Dance: <em>The Proximity of Being</em>  at Luminaria
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Animated Dance: The Proximity of Being at Luminaria

For San Antonian Barbara Felix, the human form is a never-ending source of fascination.

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SHOW UP: Harold Mendez
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SHOW UP: Harold Mendez

When we meet for coffee, Harold Mendez has just returned to Houston from the Rauschenberg…

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Hand, Heart & Passion: Jim Dine’s Designs for Salomé at the McNay & More
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Hand, Heart & Passion: Jim Dine’s Designs for Salomé at the McNay & More

A hand, a conch shell, a pair of lips, a valentine heart: Rendered in pastels…

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Behind the Curtain:  Big Medium Hosts its Wildly Popular East Austin Studio Tour
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Behind the Curtain: Big Medium Hosts its Wildly Popular East Austin Studio Tour

Since 2003, Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour (or EAST for shorthand), Nov. 12-13 &…

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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour
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A Culture Collective: Art Outside the Therapy Hour

In the months following our two comedy improvisation classes with Beta Theater last year, our…

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A New Focus: Objectives at Artpace
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A New Focus: Objectives at Artpace

Ryder Richards, Maya and Stack, Courtesy Artpace For the first time, Artpace has asked the…

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Material History: CraftTexas 2016 at Houston Center For Contemporary Craft
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Material History: CraftTexas 2016 at Houston Center For Contemporary Craft

It seems as though we are in an ‘artisanal’ moment: Pickles, dinnerware, boots, you name…

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Timeless Details: James Buss at Holly Johnson Gallery
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Timeless Details: James Buss at Holly Johnson Gallery

Installation shot of James Buss: The Poem’s Four Corners Credit: Todora Photography Artist and Fort…

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Sculpture Month Houston Takes Over the Silos and Area Galleries
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Sculpture Month Houston Takes Over the Silos and Area Galleries

This October, a new event will arise in Houston, highlighting this diversity and the plethora…

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Abstract Independent: Dorothy Hood Retrospective at Art Museum of South Texas
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Abstract Independent: Dorothy Hood Retrospective at Art Museum of South Texas

Dorothy Hood’s artwork is a reflection of a life of unapologetic independence. Before man walked…

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Pierre Huyghe Wins 2017 Nasher Prize, the Foremost International Sculpture Honor
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Pierre Huyghe Wins 2017 Nasher Prize, the Foremost International Sculpture Honor

Pierre Huyghe, Cambrian Explosion, 2014, Live marine ecosystem, Photo credit: Stefan Altenburger Photography, Zürich Monday…

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Show Up:  Shayne Murphy
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Show Up: Shayne Murphy

“Do you know the stereotype that any male who’s approaching his mid-30s becomes really interested…

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Learn/Imagine: Pablo Helguera at DiverseWorks
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Learn/Imagine: Pablo Helguera at DiverseWorks

Pablo Helguera's exhibition The Fable is to be Retold at DiverseWorks (on view through Nov.…

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Collages of Consumption: Lucie Stahl at Dallas Museum of Art
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Collages of Consumption: Lucie Stahl at Dallas Museum of Art

Lucie Stahl, Critic’s Pick, 2014, Inkjet print, aluminum, epoxy resin. The next person you see…

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Projecting Poetry: Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola’s <em>Eastext</em>
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Projecting Poetry: Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola’s Eastext

When Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola arrived in the United States from Argentina in 2002, he had with…

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Houston Makes Room for Two New(ish) Galleries: Capsule Gallery + Cindy Lisica Gallery
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Houston Makes Room for Two New(ish) Galleries: Capsule Gallery + Cindy Lisica Gallery

Two gallerists have set up shop over the last year on the Houston scene: Cindy…

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Some Memories are Painful: Jenny Vogel at The Reading Room
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Some Memories are Painful: Jenny Vogel at The Reading Room

Jenny Vogel, In the Absence of Bodies. Installation view. Photos by Kevin Todora. Jenny Vogel…

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Renaissance Woman
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Renaissance Woman

This past July, Rebecca Rabinow, who grew up in Houston, stepped into her new role…

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<em>The Honesty of Rocks:</em> Crit Group at GrayDUCK Gallery
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The Honesty of Rocks: Crit Group at GrayDUCK Gallery

Amber Shields, DAY TRIP, 2008, pigment print, 20 x 24 in. Image courtesy of the…

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Geography and the Heterogeneity of Mexico City: A Discussion with Leslie Moody Castro
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Geography and the Heterogeneity of Mexico City: A Discussion with Leslie Moody Castro

For centuries, Mexico has been an edifying hub and home to many globally recognized talents.

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The A+C TX Top Ten:  September 2016
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The A+C TX Top Ten: September 2016

A+C TX's top ten picks for arts and culture events happening across Texas in September…

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Painting As She Goes: Marcelyn McNeil’s New Works at Conduit Gallery
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Painting As She Goes: Marcelyn McNeil’s New Works at Conduit Gallery

“I’m not a sarcastic painter,” Marcelyn McNeil tells me near the end of our conversation…

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Color Fields: Gabriel Dawe Branches Out At Amon Carter
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Color Fields: Gabriel Dawe Branches Out At Amon Carter

Gabriel Dawe spent two weeks in August scaling the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s…

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Cooking Up Something Big: Co-Lab’s Art of the Brew
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Cooking Up Something Big: Co-Lab’s Art of the Brew

The Austin non-profit, Co-Lab Projects, is an incubator for more than 100 artists who often…

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Artspace Crackdown in Dallas
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Artspace Crackdown in Dallas

Moving Forward: Suzanne Weaver Takes the Reins at San Antonio Museum of Art
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Moving Forward: Suzanne Weaver Takes the Reins at San Antonio Museum of Art

Laura A. L. Wellen interviews Suzanne Weaver, newly appointed Brown Foundation Curator of Modern and…

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Popular Politics: Kathryn Andrews at Nasher Sculpture Center
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Popular Politics: Kathryn Andrews at Nasher Sculpture Center

As you approach the President’s desk in the Oval Office, a reflective chrome cylinder sits…

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Self-Taught Art: Works from the Stephanie and John Smither Collection at The Menil
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Self-Taught Art: Works from the Stephanie and John Smither Collection at The Menil

On view at the Menil Collection through Oct. 16, As Essential As Dreams: Self-Taught Art…

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Push, Pull, Play:  Kirsten Reynolds’s Site Specific Constructions at Blue Star Contemporary
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Breath of History: Norman Lewis at Amon Carter Museum of American Art
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Breath of History: Norman Lewis at Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Almost seventy paintings and works on paper by Norman Lewis are on view through Aug.…

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Comfortable Heat Wave: Owen Drysdale at Barbara Davis Gallery
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Comfortable Heat Wave: Owen Drysdale at Barbara Davis Gallery

The floating mirages of Owen Drysdale’s Hot Summer Deadly Day are lovely, but bloodless.

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<em>Book From the Sky:</em> Xu Bing’s Breakthrough Work Comes to Texas
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Book From the Sky: Xu Bing’s Breakthrough Work Comes to Texas

In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass (1872), the heroine Alice holds a mirror to…

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<em>flow:</em> Jae Ko at CAMH
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flow: Jae Ko at CAMH

Downstairs at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Zilkha Gallery is a cold space. When…

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The Blanton’s New Deputy Director and Curator Dives Into Collection
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Texas Star Curator Clint Willour Celebrates His Last Exhibitions at Galveston Art Center
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Texas Star Curator Clint Willour Celebrates His Last Exhibitions at Galveston Art Center

Clint Willour is a force in the Texas art world and beyond. His legacy reaches…

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Anna Bogatin:  New Paintings at Holly Johnson Gallery
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Anna Bogatin: New Paintings at Holly Johnson Gallery

In Anna Bogatin’s second solo show, on view through July 30 at Holly Johnson Gallery…

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Meditations on Love, Art, and Life: Yayoi Kusama at the MFAH
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Meditations on Love, Art, and Life: Yayoi Kusama at the MFAH

The name Yayoi Kusama often conjures images of polka-dots spreading out into the infinite, and…

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Art Out of Water:  Paola Pivi at Dallas Contemporary
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Art Out of Water: Paola Pivi at Dallas Contemporary

As museums today compete for social media attention, Dallas Contemporary currently finds itself pulling ahead…

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