Waltz Across Texas: Texas Biennial Covers the State and Crosses Borders
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Waltz Across Texas: Texas Biennial Covers the State and Crosses Borders

Texas by the numbers invariably proves irresistible. So does the Texas Biennial, back in its…

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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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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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New Dancers & Epic Works: Houston Ballet’s Fall Season
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New Dancers & Epic Works: Houston Ballet’s Fall Season

Watching a rehearsal of Mayerling I witnessed a company in motion in more ways than…

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A Heroic Launch: Glass Opens Aperio’s Big Season
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A Heroic Launch: Glass Opens Aperio’s Big Season

Against significant odds--flood damage at the Hobby Center and other Theater District performing arts venues,…

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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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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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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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What about Gender?: Creative Casting on Texas Stages
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What about Gender?: Creative Casting on Texas Stages

The hot-button issue of casting has recently received a lot of ink as directors, actors,…

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Celestial Music: Houston Symphony’s Composer in Residence Jimmy López Premieres New Work
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Celestial Music: Houston Symphony’s Composer in Residence Jimmy López Premieres New Work

Jimmy López got hooked on classical music when he was 12, thanks to J.S. Bach’s…

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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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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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Full Season Ahead for Houston’s Horse Head Theatre
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Full Season Ahead for Houston’s Horse Head Theatre

Houston’s Horse Head Theatre company has a reputation for staging intriguing and occasional avant-garde contemporary…

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Year of the Woman: Ars Lyrica’s Upcoming Season Celebrates Artful Women
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Year of the Woman: Ars Lyrica’s Upcoming Season Celebrates Artful Women

It's the first time Matthew Dirst, Founder and Artistic Director of Houston's leading early music…

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A Crisis of Space: Austin Struggles with the Loss of Performance Venues
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A Crisis of Space: Austin Struggles with the Loss of Performance Venues

“We always felt that this was a clubhouse for a group of friends who felt…

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From punk rockers to presidents: The rebels at ROCO announce new season
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From punk rockers to presidents: The rebels at ROCO announce new season

The conductor nearly chickened out. Planning the concert that will open the River Oaks Chamber…

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Making Dallas a Global Dance City: A New Season at TITAS Presents
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Making Dallas a Global Dance City: A New Season at TITAS Presents

Dallas dance-lovers are proud that a dance-centric presenter like TITAS Presents exists in their city—and…

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Performania: The Loneliness of the Arts Writer
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Performania: The Loneliness of the Arts Writer

“What are you working on?” asked Anis Shivani, a Texas poet, novelist, pundit and provocateur.…

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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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Big Dreams: Discovering Latina/o Theater in Texas
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Big Dreams: Discovering Latina/o Theater in Texas

What do we mean when we talk about Latina/o theater in Texas? This was the…

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Funny (But Not Too Funny): Katherine Bernhardt at The Modern
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Funny (But Not Too Funny): Katherine Bernhardt at The Modern

Contemporary art lovers have until July 9 to see more than two dozen of Katherine…

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Rare Works, Beloved Classics & Surprises: Houston Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season
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Rare Works, Beloved Classics & Surprises: Houston Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season

At first glance, Houston Ballet's 2017/2018 Season can look like a crash course in ballet,…

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Coming Home to Texas and Sometimes Leaving Again
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Coming Home to Texas and Sometimes Leaving Again

When a writer pitched a story about an actor leaving Texas I immediately said, “No…

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Primed for Growth:  Is Dallas the Country’s Next Hub for New Plays?
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Primed for Growth: Is Dallas the Country’s Next Hub for New Plays?

What is theater that doesn’t reflect contemporary realities? What kind of life can theatrical storytelling…

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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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Houston Symphony’s <em>Fidelio</em> & a New Season
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Houston Symphony’s Fidelio & a New Season

The heroics of Beethoven’s Fifth. The exuberance of his Ode to Joy. The humor of…

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Open Space: Dance at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts
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Open Space: Dance at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts

“We are putting in a dance floor,” Alison Weaver told me during a hard hat…

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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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Sonic Expansions: Austin’s Experimental Music Scene
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Sonic Expansions: Austin’s Experimental Music Scene

This year I unintentionally celebrated National Bird Day (Jan. 5) at an avant-garde jazz show.…

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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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Electrifying Heroines and Cherished Classics: HGO’s New Season
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Electrifying Heroines and Cherished Classics: HGO’s New Season

They rank among opera’s most electrifying heroines, yet Houston hasn’t felt their wallop for more…

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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

Housing the Drama: An Update on Dallas Theater Spaces
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Housing the Drama: An Update on Dallas Theater Spaces

Experimental plays and intimate dramas set in homes typically belong in black box theaters. The…

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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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Performania: Texas Dance Ambassadors
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Performania: Texas Dance Ambassadors

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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