Fall Arts Guide 2016

This Season's 7 Must-See Visual Arts Shows

If you thought Picasso was all about Cubism, The Menil would like to prove you wrong.

By Jeanne Lyons Davis August 22, 2016 Published in the September 2016 issue of Houstonia Magazine

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Degas: A New Vision at MFAH

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Degas: A New Vision

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Brush up on one of the world’s favorite impressionist painters with this international survey, which includes more than 200 of the Frenchman’s works. Oct 16–Jan 8. mfah.org

Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

The second iteration of this series, launched to showcase Houston artists, features three solo shows, by photographer Amy Blakemore, conceptual artist Thedra Cullar-Ledford and painter Susie Rosmarin. Thru Nov 27. camh.org

Misha Penton: Blood & Salt

The Jung Center

Penton’s a triple-threat—in addition to being a painter, she’s also a singer and writer—whose expressionist landscapes capture the natural world. Sept 1–28. junghouston.org

Picasso: The Line

Menil Collection

This exhibition showcases Picasso’s exploration of form through line drawing—or, as guest curator Carmen Giménez calls it, “linealism.” Sept 16–Jan 8. menil.org

CraftTexas 2016

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Showcasing the best crafters in the Lone Star State, this exhibition offers up 53 artworks by 38 artists and includes sculpture, jewelry, even installation. Sept 23–Jan 8. crafthouston.org

Analia Saban

Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston

The Buenos Aires–born contemporary artist examines art history with a forensic eye, subverting it through sculpture, paintings and drawing. Sept 24–Mar 13. blafferartmuseum.org

Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Among these 160 masterpieces dating to imperial China are silk paintings, porcelain vases and rare jade. Oct 23–Jan 22. mfah.org

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