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Kon-Tiki

Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl’s 8,000-kilometer voyage across the Pacific Ocean on the balsa raft Kon-Tiki in 1947 stands as one of the greatest post-World War II feats of exploration, and cemented his standing as a legendary adventurer. Heyerdahl’s book about his experience became a bestseller. It was published in 1948 [...]...

artiFACTS: May 2013

Join moderator, Jeffrey Grove, the Dallas Museum’s Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art for “Take the Lens Cap Off: Trends in Photography”, a panel discussion with perspectives from a group of internationally known experts. The panel discussion will be held in the [...]...

Creature Comforts, Indoors and Out

Andy Coolquitt’s Sculptures and Tableaux Use Urban Materials to Evoke Domesticity Andy Coolquitt has a steadfast interest in domestic spaces. So much so that the Austin-based artist, who has a solo exhibition opening soon at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston [...]...

Review: Diotima Quartet

In acknowledgment their commitment to modern and contemporary music, the Diotima Quartet takes its name from Luigi Nono’s work, “Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima.” The French ensemble’s concert at Houston’s Menil Collection was presented by Da Camera Houston [...]...

artiFACTS: May 2013

After a successful run in Houston, Henry V, a joint production of Main Street Theater and Prague Shakespeare Company, heads to Prague for an October run. Main Street also launched the public phase of its capital [...]...

Robert Ruello: Open Other Side

Visiting Robert Ruello’s third solo exhibition at Inman Gallery, I was reminded of the term “abstract illusionism,” which critic Barbara Rose coined in the late 1960s to describe painters using trompe-l’oeuil devices to create spatial [...]...