Museum News

Homeward Bound

Josef Helfenstein, Director of the Menil Collection, leaves Houston for Switzerland's Kunstmuseum Basel.

06/30/2015 Edited by Nick Esquer

Artist Talks

In the Works

Local artist Benito Huerta discusses art, politics and his summer exhibition Works on Paper at HMAAC.

06/24/2015 By Nick Esquer

Summer Solstice

Here Comes the Sun

Welcome the longest day of the year.

06/19/2015 By Trey Strange

Museums

Escape the Heat with Houston’s Summer Museum Exhibits

Be cool at these hot shows.

06/08/2015 By Jenae Sitzes

No money, no problem

Miller Outdoor Theatre's Free Summer Shows

Free you say? Well, pack the car—let's go!

05/22/2015 By Kelly Schafler

personal essay

Rediscovering the Museum of Natural Science

I took mandatory field trips to the HMNS every year from kindergarten through sixth grade. Now, for the first time in years, I felt ready to give it another chance.

04/16/2015 By Shondrika Cook

In and Out

The Opening & Closing of the Week: March 28-April 3

A much-lauded cafe closes and a chain prepares to move in.

04/03/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Eat Fresh

The Spring Menu at Monarch Bistro Is Fresh and Fancy

Checking in on the new chef de cuisine and his new menu at the Hotel ZaZa's Monarch Bistro

04/02/2015 By Eloise Cowan

Review

Dak & Bop Brings Korean Fried Chicken to the Museum District

Move over, Colonel Sanders—there’s a new kind of KFC in town.

03/30/2015 By Scott Vogel

the sporting life

Houston Bicycle Museum Opens Its Doors This Week

The new museum features hundreds of historic bicycles at its temporary Museum District location.

02/23/2015 By Michael Hardy

dept. of creative promotions

This Weekend, Go Ice Skating at the MFAH

Monet and the Ice-Capades

01/15/2015 By Michael Hardy

Eating Right

Snap Kitchen Kicks Off Expansion with New Heights Location

Also to come in 2015: locations in Cinco Ranch and the Museum District.

01/05/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

landscape design

After 100 Years, a Garden Fit for Hermann Park

The completely redesigned 15-acre formal gardens have their public grand opening Saturday morning.

10/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

In and Out

The Opening and Closing of the Week: Sep. 27-Oct. 3

Of museums and the Museum District

10/03/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Do This Tonight: Picnic at Miller Outdoor Theatre

Dine under the stars as Miller Outdoor Theatre screens the classic Talking Heads rock-doc Stop Making Sense.

08/14/2014 By Katharine Shilcutt

Let's Do Lunch

Eat This: Lucille’s $12 Hot Dog

What do you get when you pair a Slow Dough bun, all-beef dog, and collard green kimchi? Hot dog heaven.

08/04/2014 By Mai Pham

Newsfix

Video: New Summer Fun in the Heart of Houston

There's big fun to be had this summer in the heart of the city, Houston's Museum District.

06/05/2014

Museum District Guide

A Privileged Childhood: Growing Up in the Museum District

Whatever you call it, don’t call it West U.

06/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

Museum District Guide

Slideshow: The Museum District in Ten Objects

A guide to finding the Berlin Wall and other pieces of history

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy Photography by Lucky 11 Studios

Interview

What’s It Like to Be a Museum Guard at the MFAH?

No, they don’t carry guns. No, you can’t touch the paintings.

06/02/2014 By Michael Hardy Illustrations by Sebastian Gomez de la Torre