Picasso: The Line
Menil Collection | Thru Jan 8
This exhibition showcases Picasso’s exploration of form through line drawing—or, as guest curator Carmen Giménez calls it, “linealism.” View close to 90 works by the famous Cubist who used a wide range of mediums, including pen, pencil, charcoal and collage.
Free. Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St. 713-525-9400. menil.org
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft | Thru Jan 8
Showcasing the best crafters in the Lone Star State, this exhibition offers up 53 artworks by 38 artists and includes sculpture, jewelry, even installations. Appreciate the depth and breadth of Texas crafters before the exhibition ends the second week of January.
Free. 4848 Main St. 713-529-4848. crafthouston.org
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Thru Jan 16
Brush up on one of the world’s favorite impressionist painters with this international survey—and only American stop for this landmark exhibition!—which includes 230 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and photographs, including never-before-seen works.
Regular admission: $7.50–15; free for children and members. Exhibit: $18–23; free for children and members. 1001 Bissonnet St. 713-639-7300. mfah.org
Houston Center for Photography | Thru Jan 15
A collection of photograms—a silhouette created by preventing light from reaching light-sensitive paper—are on exhibit until January 15. “The works gesture past the image surface toward bigger concepts and questions,” says curator Keliy Anderson-Staley. “The photographs invite us to examine how objects carry meaning and cultural and political weight and the ways in which they become metaphors for other things. In this sense a thing, or its surface, is never all there is.”
Free. 1441 W. Alabama St. 713-529-4755. hcponline.org
A Traveling Show
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | Thru Jan 15
Over eight years, Matt Keegan and Kay Rosen sent artwork, photos, clippings and other items to each other through the mail in dozens of packages. Now, they showcase their unique correspondence along with paintings, sculptures and drawings.
Free. 5216 Montrose Blvd. 713-284-8250. camh.org