CREATIVITY IN THE BAYOU CITY

We're Not Joking, There Are Flying Chicken Statues at the Heights H-E-B

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get some Spicy Whataburger Ketchup, of course.

02/12/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

The Ultimate Guide to Houston's Public Art

Space City's had a public art boom in the last 20 years, and it’s easy to see why.

02/12/2021 By Emma Schkloven Photography by Amy Kinkead

CREATIVITY IN THE BAYOU CITY

Discover a Seuss-like World on Main Street

Artist Floyd Newsum's squiggly "Planter and Stems" is meant to represent Houston's old "8F Crowd."

02/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Feel the Waves of Janavi Folmsbee's Rail to the Sea

The watercolor-like Washington Arts District mural sits right next to an active rail line headed toward the Port of Houston.

02/11/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Admire the Houston-themed Papel Picado at This East End Light-Rail Station

Part of the city's Art in Transit program, the Cesar Chavez/67th Street Station is an homage to the neighborhood’s Hispanic roots.

02/10/2021 By Emma Schkloven

On The Town

Let Your Fancy Take Flight with Books of a Feather

Instead the three Greek muses of theater, a trio of plucky birds welcome visitors Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library.

02/10/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

If You're Ever in City Hall, Look Up

The lobby's vaulted ceiling features a New Deal-era idealized depiction of Houston.

02/09/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Check out this #HoustonStrong Mural in Midtown

"Curtain Mural Houston" was painted in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

02/09/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Houston's Seven Wonders Are a Time Capsule for the City

The towers, also called "Pillars of the Community," commemorate the Bayou City's 150th anniversary.

02/08/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Who Needs Mount Rushmore When We've Got Mount Rush Hour?

Keep your eyes peeled for American Statesmanship Park next time you're near the I-10 and I-45 interchange.

02/08/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls—Just Head Over to the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park

Bridal parties, prom-goers, quinceañera celebrators, newly engaged couples, and more have all posed in front of Houston's iconic fountain.

02/05/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

Here's Why the Hermann Park Railroad Tunnel Now Looks Like a Comic Book

Yes, Destination Mound Town got rid of the puppets, but the iconic tunnel's been entertaining Houstonians for generations.

02/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

The Best Time to Visit Rice's Twilight Epiphany Is ... You Guessed It .... Dusk

Sure, nothing gold can stay, but check out the cerulean blues and brilliant tangerines of this James Turrell public art piece in the evenings and early mornings.

02/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Creativity in the Bayou City

The Story Behind those Mosaic Pillars at Emancipation Park

"Elements of Change," completed in January of 2020, relays the story of both the park and its founders.

02/03/2021 By Emma Schkloven

A troubling trip to the gift shop

Explore Capitalism and Memory in the Anne Frank-Inspired Hope House

In his Blaffer Art Museum debut, artist Simon Fujiwara addresses the complexities of memorialization in the modern era.

01/25/2021 By Rob Sanford

Welcome back

The Contemporary Arts Museum Is Coming Back and Better Than Before

CAMH reopens February 18 with two major exhibitions.

01/20/2021 By Rob Sanford

Dark Matter

The Cistern Will House a New Art Installation in March 2021

Time No Longer will bring out the reservoir's eerier side.

12/28/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Where Is My Mind?

Seismique's Trippy, Interactive Art Installations Will Save Your Weekend

Augmented reality meets experiential art at this must-see museum for the whole family.

12/23/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Life behind the lens

Ben DeSoto Talks "Un-Retirement" and Shooting Bayou City Music Greats

The Houston photography legend made a virtual return to his hometown for a special chat with the CAMH, available starting this week.

12/16/2020 By Aarohi Sheth

Behind the scenes

Take a Peek at the Menil Collection's Treasure Trove of Art

The Montrose collection is by no means a comprehensive representation of art history, but it dives deep into different movements.

11/23/2020 By Emma Schkloven