visual art

FotoFest Exhibition Shines Spotlight on Hidden World of Drone Warfare

Sensor features provocative work by six international artists.

04/24/2015 By Michael Hardy

Lecture

When We Designed the Future

Sarah Schleuning on the automobile designers that dared to dream big during the Lawndale Design Fair.

04/15/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 17–19

Featuring the CounterCurrent Festival, Die Walküre, and Branford Marsalis

04/15/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 10–12

Featuring the Art Car Parade, Garrison Keillor, and an exhibition of ancient Chinese artifacts

04/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

talks

Famed Installation Artist Michael Petry To Deliver Rice's Campbell Lectures

The London-based artist (and Rice alum) will discuss his career and scholarship over three nights.

04/07/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 3–5

Featuring Talib Kweli, John Biggers and the Dance Salad Festival

04/01/2015 By Michael Hardy

Visual Art

At the CounterCurrent Festival, an Explosion of Art and Violins

First created by Muslims in Central Asia, the violin—now banned in Saudi Arabia—serves as a symbol of tolerance in Ibrahim Quraishi’s new work “Islamic Violins.”

03/30/2015 By Michael Hardy

Archaeology

The Mystery of China’s Lost Civilization: Unusual Artifacts Come to the HMNS

Houston is the only city outside of Sanxingdui to host rare antiquities discovered in a remote area of China.

03/30/2015 By Michael Hardy

book signing

New Book on Texas Abstraction Draws Artists From Across State to MFAH

Texas Abstract surveys the rise of non-representational art from the 1930s to the present.

03/27/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: March 27–29

Featuring the NCAA South Regional, the Houston Children's Festival and a Judy Garland tribute concert

03/25/2015 By Michael Hardy

visual art

Exhibition of John Lennon's Art Opens This Week

Yes, he also drew.

03/24/2015 By Michael Hardy

visual art

Requiem for the Avant-Garde

Major new MFAH exhibition examines experimental Japanese art and photography from the 1960s and '70s.

03/20/2015 By Michael Hardy

art and literature

The Professor and the Pop Star

Björk, a Rice University professor, and an e-mail dialogue for the ages

03/10/2015 By Michael Hardy

Art & Design

Mapped: Contemporary Jewelry Evokes the Landscape of Houston

Works on display at Houston Community College's Central Art Gallery were inspired by the Bayou City.

03/09/2015 By Brittanie Shey

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: March 6–8

Yes, it's rodeo season. But there's so much else to do this weekend as well, including the Azalea Trail, the Steve Miller Band, and the Buffalo Bayou Regatta.

03/04/2015 By Michael Hardy

events

Support Houston Art with South African Jewelry

This bead-centric pop-up shop on Saturday is raising funds for Selven O'Keef Jarmon's ambitious public art installation.

02/20/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

books

Rice Art Historian Publishes His Magnum Opus

William Camfield will discuss the first installment of his four-volume Francis Picabia catalogue raisonné at the Menil on Wednesday.

02/17/2015 By Michael Hardy

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 13–15

Featuring Baroque painting, Baroque music, Kinky Boots, and Cirque du Soleil.

02/11/2015 By Michael Hardy

Visual Art

The Art Guys Sell Out (Again)

Has the Houston performance artist duo lost its edge?

02/10/2015 By Michael Hardy

Affordable Art

Skateboard Art That Really Moves You

ArtDeckCo's mix of skater culture and art is on display in Houston for the first time this weekend.

02/06/2015 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen