painted history

You Can Now Grab A Painting of the 2017 Houston Astros

An MLB-sanctioned artist renders our World Series champions as fine art (with the results available for a fine-art price).

03/29/2018 By Josh Davis

Great Leap Forward

This Will Be Houston's Largest Mural

C. Finley's Sky Dance is the newest installment in the Downtown District's Art Blocks initiative.

03/28/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Taco Town

The Beauty and Art of Houston's Taco Trucks

The tacos aren't the only masterpieces.

03/28/2018 By Marco Torres

Batik

Meet This Spring's Bayou City Art Festival Featured Artist

We're dye-ing to know you, Lisa Teller Kattenbraker (that's batik humor).

03/21/2018 By Holly Beretto

Old Masters

Yes, Michelangelo Touched That, and That, and That...

Michelangelo and the Vatican, the latest MFAH exhibition, offers a breathtaking glimpse into the backstory of legendary Renaissance artworks.

03/15/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Lorde-approved

What It Feels Like To Be Indian Royalty

Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India is a new MFAH exhibit that explores the lives of Indian royals.

03/09/2018 By Josh Davis

Elements of Art

Unsatisfied with Old Scientific Answers, Kevin Jones Asks New Questions

The New Pollution at Rudolph Blume ArtScan Gallery interrogates the assumptions and blindspots of scientific orthodoxy.

03/06/2018 By Elizabeth Myong

Visual Art

Boogaloo & The Midnite Hours Grooves at Lawndale Art Center

A joint show considers the variety and significance of black music in America.

02/28/2018 By Chris Gray

Sandy Speaks

Remembering the Joy and Injustice of Sandra Bland

An HMAAC exhibit celebrates Bland's legacy while denouncing racial profiling by police.

02/23/2018 By Josh Watkins

Unboxed

See Three Decades of Houston Black History in Photos

Photographer Louise Martin chronicled everything from MLK to the Houston Freedom Riders and beyond.

02/21/2018 By Josh Davis Photography by Louise Martin

Budding Talent

This Artist is Blooming All Across Houston

The 24-year-old Tyler Kay wants you to see the beauty in life.

02/20/2018 By Alexis Vargas

Melting Pot

What Does Discrimination Look Like?

A timely reminder of America's spotty record on immigrants and immigration arrives at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art.

02/15/2018 By Kaylee Dusang

SOS

This Guy Has Probably Read Your Weird (or Sad) Message in a Bottle

Chad Pregrake brings his real-life message-in-a-bottle collection to the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

02/13/2018 By Josh Davis

Yieeeeee!!

Microcuentos Tell Big Stories at Lawndale Art Center

A new exhibition gathers the miniature comics popular in 1970s Mexico.

02/07/2018 By Elizabeth Myong

Mashup

The Round Appeal of Deredia's Spheres

Deredia, the famed Costa Rican sculptor, exhibits a range of work inspired by a unique mix of European materials and pre-Columbian Boruca art.

01/31/2018 By Elizabeth Myong

Visual Art

Dissent and Desire Shows the Complexity of LGBTQ Life in India

A CAMH photography exhibit spotlights 17 members of Delhi's LGBTQ community and their stories.

01/30/2018 By Chris Gray

Street Art

More Mini Murals Are Coming to a Street Corner Near You

Meet one of the 45 new artists recruited to expand the city's mini mural program.

01/26/2018 By Rony Ortiz Andrade

Eye on Houston

This Is How Teenagers See Houston

The 23rd Annual Eye on Houston photography exhibition asked high schoolers to document a year of Bayou City extremes.

01/25/2018 By Kaylee Dusang

(Temporary) Goodbye

The Menil Collection Will Close Soon for Restoration. I'm Going to Soak it Up While I Can.

One month until the museum's temporary closure, one writer looks back on her decades-long relationship with her favorite painting.

01/23/2018 By Dana DuTerroil

NSFW Art

These Trees Speak for Montrose, for Montrose Has No Voice

Meet the artist fighting yuppification, one tree knot at a time.

01/04/2018 By Brittanie Shey