Use Your Son Or Daughter s Favorite Clothing To Create Personalized Keepsakes
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Use Your Son Or Daughter s Favorite Clothing To Create Personalized Keepsakes

When can’t determine what you want, try arrive up with something for your own. Mock…

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Out of State, Top of Mind
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Out of State, Top of Mind

On the Road, Texas Museums Loom Large in the Rear-View Mirror I used to joke…

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A Deeper Shade of Soto
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A Deeper Shade of Soto

Shortly after the late Jesús Rafael Soto’s posthumously realized Houston Penetrable went on view in…

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The Elevator Project opens the AT&T Performing Arts Center to local artists
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The Elevator Project opens the AT&T Performing Arts Center to local artists

IMAGE ABOVE: Wyly Rooftop Terrace. Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center.…

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Beyond Buildings
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Beyond Buildings

Million Dollar Baby
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Million Dollar Baby

Matisse Has Arrived. How About San Antonio?   In 1996, a D Magazine feature on…

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Jesús Rafael Soto and ‘The Will to Architecture’
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Jesús Rafael Soto and ‘The Will to Architecture’

Viewer-Completed Houston Penetrable Is Perfect for Social Media—and Mies   VIDEO AND IMAGES: Some views…

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The Best Public Art in Houston Right Now
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The Best Public Art in Houston Right Now

There’s a lot of good public art on view right now, from the sculptures the…

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Robert Indiana Under the Influence
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Robert Indiana Under the Influence

Yesterday I finally got to see the McNay Art Museum’s presentation of Robert Indiana: Beyond…

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Maurizo Cattelan and Nobuo Sekine–Who Wore It Better?
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Maurizo Cattelan and Nobuo Sekine–Who Wore It Better?

IMAGE: From left: Maurizio Cattelan, Untitled, 2009; and Nobuo Sekine, Phase of Nothingness — Cloth…

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Of Paint, Peanuts, Potatoes, and Politics
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Of Paint, Peanuts, Potatoes, and Politics

IMAGE: De Scott Evans, The Irish Question (detail), 1880s. Oil on canvas. 30.5 x 25.4…

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insider notes
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insider notes

April is the cruelest month, except in Texas, where it’s a month of firsts, festivals…

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Wu-Tang Clan, the Single-Copy Album and Museums
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Wu-Tang Clan, the Single-Copy Album and Museums

IMAGE: Dario Robleto, At War With the Entropy of Nature / Ghosts Don’t Always Want…

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Nixon and the Treachery of Images
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Nixon and the Treachery of Images

IMAGE: René Magritte, La condition humaine (The Human Condition) (detail), 1933. Oil on canvas 100…

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Seeing Klimt and “Timeless Modernity” in Islamic Art
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Seeing Klimt and “Timeless Modernity” in Islamic Art

If this early 13th-century Persian tile, which we're using as our April cover image, looks…

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Ain’t We Fancy? Then and Now
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Ain’t We Fancy? Then and Now

The 21st-century status of Thomas Sully (1783-1872), a Philadelphia painter and leading successor to Gilbert…

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$argent and Binge Viewing
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$argent and Binge Viewing

IMAGE: John Singer Sargent, Simplon Pass: Reading (detail), c. 1911, opaque and translucent watercolor and…

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What’s the Matter with Rice? Part 2
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What’s the Matter with Rice? Part 2

IMAGE: A view of James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany (2012) on the Rice University campus. Photo…

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What’s the Matter with Rice?
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What’s the Matter with Rice?

IMAGE: Reconstruction of Vladimir Tatlin’s model for the Monument to the Third International, 1967-68, in…

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Braque, Magritte and Brown
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Braque, Magritte and Brown

Are artists in Houston paying attention to Braque and Magritte, given the abundance of their…

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MFAH Moving From “Top-Down” to Participatory Pedagogy
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MFAH Moving From “Top-Down” to Participatory Pedagogy

Upon learning that the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has hired Caroline Goeser as W.T.…

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Looking at Milwaukee, Thinking About San Antonio
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Looking at Milwaukee, Thinking About San Antonio

At least from my vantage point in Houston, there don't seem to be many tea…

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The Corcoran’s Houston Connections
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The Corcoran’s Houston Connections

Tyler Green has a long, thoughtful Modern Art Notes entry on what the National Gallery…

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A Backdrop for Braque at the MFAH
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A Backdrop for Braque at the MFAH

The second-floor gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Law Building is one of…

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Layover Art
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Layover Art

It’s not unusual for a gallery to show renderings, models or other materials related to…

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TOP EMERGING ARTISTS IN DALLAS CROWNED RED BULL CURATES CHAMPS
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TOP EMERGING ARTISTS IN DALLAS CROWNED RED BULL CURATES CHAMPS

Jody Pham and SopaGrapes Win Canvas Cooler Project at Life in Deep Ellum On July…

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Editor’s Remarks:  Summer 2013
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Editor’s Remarks: Summer 2013

It’s summer or for some of us, Tamarie time. Every summer, Catastrophic Theatre’s Tamarie Cooper…

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Mongoose Versus Cobra Concludes Inaugural Reading Series
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Mongoose Versus Cobra Concludes Inaugural Reading Series

As our loyal readers know, each month we have a little happy hour party to…

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Editor’s Remarks:  June 2013
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Editor’s Remarks: June 2013

I met Jeffrey Dell a year ago in Arturo Palacios’ office, and have been looking…

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Art Car Goes Up for Auction to Put a Roof Over Houston Met’s New Home
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Art Car Goes Up for Auction to Put a Roof Over Houston Met’s New Home

One man’s treasure is a dance company’s fundraiser. Long-supporters of Houston’s art scene [you may…

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Editor’s Remarks:  May 2013
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Editor’s Remarks: May 2013

There’s something about Sean Shim-Boyle’s Project Row House installation, Salt House, that speaks to the…

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Uncharted Waters Coming to Anya Tish Gallery June 2013
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Uncharted Waters Coming to Anya Tish Gallery June 2013

New Music Director for Dallas Opera
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New Music Director for Dallas Opera

General Director and CEO Keith Cerny announced Frenchman Emmanuel Villaume as the 56 year old…

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CLOSING SOON: Theresa Chong: Drawings
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CLOSING SOON: Theresa Chong: Drawings

Theresa Chong: Drawings, on view at Holly Johnson Gallery since February, will close May 11.…

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500x Gallery Member Application Deadline May 1!
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500x Gallery Member Application Deadline May 1!

Texas oldest artist-run art space is accepting applications for membership through Wednesday, May 1. Artists…

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Pop Shop Houston
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Pop Shop Houston

Indie Craft Fair, Art and Music Festival at Spring Street Studios May 11-12. This is…

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Editor’s Remarks:  April 2013
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Editor’s Remarks: April 2013

It’s April. Cue the band. No, really. I’m talking about the UH Marching Band, Spirit…

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Is Your Summer PLAND?
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Is Your Summer PLAND?

PLAND is currently accepting applications, RSVPs, and inquiries for the 2013 Summer Residency Program, Building…

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35th UH School of Art Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
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35th UH School of Art Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Blaffer is proud to present this exhibition of works by twelve graduating MFA candidates from…

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Musiqa Combines Adventurous Music and Avant-Garde Theater
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Musiqa Combines Adventurous Music and Avant-Garde Theater

Contemporary classical ensemble Musiqa, winner of the 2013 Chamber Music America/American Society of Composers, Authors…

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