The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: The Museum District

Summer is the best time to truly appreciate the oak-shaded sidewalks and air-conditioned galleries of the Museum District.

07/13/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Meet Gus (while you can)

HMNS Shows Off Antarctic Wonders... While They Last

Gus the penguin is enjoying his time in Houston, but we're worried about the future of his home continent.

07/11/2017 By Hannah Lauritzen

Mexicanidad

Mexican Modernism Arrives at the MFAH For a Necessary Exhibit

“Paint the Revolution” is a love letter to Mexican culture featuring works from masters such as Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

07/10/2017 By Catalina Campos

For Young and Old

Migrant Mother Heads to the Houston Suburbs

A Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts summer exhibit features one of the most famous photographs in American history.

07/05/2017 By Julia Gsell

Behind the Walls

How Street Art Took Over Houston

A tradition once considered the purview of criminals is now a major part of a citywide beautification project.

06/21/2017 By Paul DeBenedetto Photography by Marco Torres

Every time a bell rings

What's the Deal with Those Angel Wings Downtown?

Colette Miller's pop-up art piece arrives to remind us humans (and dogs) that we matter.

06/20/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Dream Team

Galleries Can Be Intimidating. Artists Austin Eddy and Benjamin Edmiston Suggest That Can Change

A new David Shelton Gallery exhibition features smart, public-facing work from a collaborative duo.

06/16/2017 By Elizabeth Myong

Think of the 'gram!

Touch, See and Hear the Mind-Bending New MFAH Exhibit from an Artist Who Inspired Beyoncé

“Your first impression walking in will be you’ve gone to the best disco you’ve ever gone to.”

06/12/2017 By Chris Becker

All the Pretty Tiles

Repeater Makes an Instagrammable Arrival at the Moody. But Why is it Here?

The site-specific sculpture, while lovely, is hardly defined by its site.

06/05/2017 By Elizabeth Myong

Ice House

How to Crush the Competition in a Sandcastle Contest

Winning big in Galveston's annual competition means going against the grain.

05/25/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Review

A Better Yesterday Brings Great Art Today

Past and present collide in a new CAMH exhibition.

05/23/2017 By Scott Vogel

Shiny things

Blinged-Out Fabergé Eggs Arrive at the HMNS

Take a break from other world news for a refreshingly pleasant Russian surprise at the HMNS.

05/22/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

There's Little Time Left to Enter the Big Show 2017

The deadline for Lawndale Art Center's annual juried exhibition is quickly approaching.

05/19/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Fun Times

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 19-21

Grab an Astros fedora Friday, get cultured at the opera Saturday, and geek out over Minecraft Sunday.

05/18/2017 By Scott Vogel

Day at the Museums

Get in the Museum District Zone This Saturday

From Japanese art to contemporary crafts, tour six art institutions—all within walking distance!—in the Museum District's second zone.

04/28/2017 By Amber Tong

Festival

CounterCurrent 17 Presents a Week's Worth of World-Class Performances and Art Installations

Dynamic art programming swarms Houston this week.

04/17/2017 By Rafa Farihah

News

Far from the Turmoil of Home, Six Houston Artists Pursue Their Creative Dreams

These refugees and immigrants explore their deepest emotions through their art.

04/17/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Ice House

At Pop Shop America, Crafting and Politics Make for a Potent Mix

Beyond the ubiquitous "pink pussy hats," craftivism is inspiring activists to get creative.

04/14/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Lifesaving-By-Number

The Art of Organ and Tissue Donation

In honor of National Donate Life Month​, LifeGift found a creative way to spread the word.

04/13/2017 By Karen Abercrombie

Art News

After a Successful First Year, Downtown District Extends 'Art Blocks' at Main Street Square

Popular public art works, like Trumpet Flower, will remain on view through December 2017.

04/10/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis