Tag Archives: Houston

The Dowling Theatre, 1963, courtesy of Ray M. Boriski. Auditorium of the Dowling Theatre, c. 1960, courtesy of Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library, MSS 210. The Dowling Theatre, c. 2007. Courtesy arch-ive.org

Shifting Perceptions of Houston’s Third Ward

Shifting Perceptions of Houston’s Third Ward

Writer-in-Residence Sally Frater explores Unity Foto Bank, an online project and site-specific installation in Houston, Texas.

Monica Martinez of Don Bugito, Mealworm Toffee with ice cream. Photo: Michael

Gastro-Vision | It Was a Sweet Year

Gastro-Vision | It Was a Sweet Year

Think sweets are just for kids? Think again: Caruth surveys ten memorable food art projects from 2011 that take a cutting-edge approach to the dessert genre.

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The Sun Never Sets on Aurora Picture Show

The Sun Never Sets on Aurora Picture Show

Thea Liberty Nichols: On my first trip to Houston several years ago, I was able to visit Aurora Picture Show in its previous converted-church location. There was a palpable sense …

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Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Threading Infrastructure: An Interview with Anne Wilson

Center Field: Art in the Middle with Bad at Sports.

Center Field | Threading Infrastructure: An Interview with Anne Wilson

When I asked Anne Wilson if I could interview her for Art21, she sent me a preview copy of her book, Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave—a catalogue published collaboratively by White Walls and …

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Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Spring Thaw

Lives and Works in Berlin

Lives and Works in Berlin: Spring Thaw

I fly back to Berlin tomorrow, finally ending a prolonged Kerouac walk-through of mid-sized southern cities; a spring break for the “mild girl.”  During my Texas stay, a sun constitutional …

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Klein’s Big Leap

Klein’s Big Leap

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. is currently showing the first Yves Klein retrospective to hit the United States in nearly 30 years. Called Yves Klein: With …

Richard Serra, "Baldwin", 2009. Paintstick on handmade paper, 78 1/2 x 78 1/2 in. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

One artist in Rome, four artists in San Francisco, three artist talks from the U.S. to the U.K., and more in this week’s roundup: On April 9, Gagosian Gallery Rome …

Installation view, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX.

Raiding, Mining, and Resurrecting: Maurizio Cattelan at The Menil Collection

Raiding, Mining, and Resurrecting: Maurizio Cattelan at The Menil Collection

The current Maurizio Cattelan exhibition at The Menil Collection, Houston (February 12– August 15, 2010) marks the U.S. debut of recent large-scale works, site-specific installations, and four new works. Cattelan’s …

Installation shot, Twentieth-Century Gallery, The Menil Collection. Photography by Paul Hester. Courtesy The Menil Collection.

The Menil Collection: 20th and 21st Century Art as “Daily Companions”

The Menil Collection: 20th and 21st Century Art as “Daily Companions”

“Art: Take it off its marble pedestal and show it as a daily companion, refreshing, human and rich: witness of its time and prophet of times to come.”  – John …

Dan Phillips, "Tree House," 2008. Courtesy of Phoenix Commotion.

Flash Points

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. I

Flash Points

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. I

As a northerner recently transplanted to the Greater Houston area, I admit to having reservations about all things Texan. I have found this a tough place to love at first …

James Turrell, "House of Light," 2000. © Photo: Kamome Courtesy Echigo-Tsumari Triennial

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

House of Light (2000), a permanent installation in Kawanishi, Japan by Season 1 artist James Turrell, will be open through September 14 as part of the 2009 Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial. …