Tag Archives: Texas

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.

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Rackstraw Downes Paints West Texas

Rackstraw Downes Paints West Texas

In today’s “Exclusive,” artist Rackstraw Downes discusses his interest in altered landscapes.

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East to West: Notes from the Road and the Slippage between Art and Life

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East to West: Notes from the Road and the Slippage between Art and Life

When Jenn Pascoe road trips from Michigan to New York to San Diego, art and life spill together into memorable sites, sounds, galleries and landscapes.

Laurel Nakadate's "Only the Lonely"- installation view. Image: ps1.org

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fruits of Summer

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Fruits of Summer

Summer offers fantastic opportunities for educators of all kinds to catch interesting group shows and special exhibitions that are happening before we start up the engines again in the fall. …

"Forrest Gump" (film still), 1994.

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Gastro-Vision | Gone Shrimping!

Gastro-Vision

Gastro-Vision | Gone Shrimping!

Forrest Gump was one of those rare films that changed the way people think about random everyday stuff, from a box of chocolates to a new pair of sneakers to …

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Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Samantha Melvin and Kim Timmons

Art21 Educators 2011-2012: Samantha Melvin and Kim Timmons

This week is the sixth installment of Art21 Educators introductions, featuring each of the eight pairs of educators who were chosen to participate in the third year of the program. …

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Open Enrollment | I Do Art, Here’s My Card: A Trip to SXSW

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Open Enrollment | I Do Art, Here’s My Card: A Trip to SXSW

I have a pretty set routine that very delicately balances work and school, sandwiching meals and sleep somewhere in the nooks and crannies of my schedule. So my friends 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 …

John Campbell working on Jonathan Borofsky's Hammering Man

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Caring for Outdoor Sculptures: A Conversation with John Campbell

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

Caring for Outdoor Sculptures: A Conversation with John Campbell

IMA Conservator Richard McCoy finds out what John Campbell has been up to at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

This week in the roundup … Barbara Kruger gets a celebration started, Cao Fei has her eyes on a prize, Cai Guo-Qiang goes in with a bang, Raymond Pettibon is into …

Louise Bourgeois, "Crouching Spider", 2003. Steel, 106 1/2 x 329 x 24 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, Hauser & Wirth, and Galerie Karsten Greve. Photo: Christopher Burke. via Art Daily.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

A tribute to a great artist, a series of German faces, a big film of tiny things, some drawing restraint, and a bunch more in this week’s roundup: The Emilio …

John Gerrard, "Dust Storm (Dalhart, Texas)," Realtime 3D projection still, 2007, Courtesy of the artist's website

John Gerrard’s “Dust Storm (Dalhart, Texas)”

John Gerrard’s “Dust Storm (Dalhart, Texas)”

This weekend I travelled to Washington D.C. (Arlington VA to be exact) to participate in a panel called WE HAVE DECIDED NOT TO DIE for the Arlington Arts Center‘s amazing …

Dan Phillips, "Chateaux", 2008. Courtesy Phoenix Commotion.

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. 2

Dan Phillips: Not Merely Vernacular, Pt. 2

In my estimation, Phoenix Commotion’s ongoing project (founded around 1998 by Dan Phillips) does much more than simply supply a university town with a rich dose of local color. While …

Donald Judd, "15 untitled works in concrete," 1980-1984

Flash Points

Deference to the Vernacular

Flash Points

Deference to the Vernacular

In a short essay dealing with the peculiarities of the West Texas that Donald Judd called home, he writes, Here, everywhere, the destruction of new land is a brutality…Within a …

Pepón Osorio, "Lolo", 2008. Pin, digital image, plexiglas and slippers, 8 x 12 x 13 in. Photo: Catherine Serrano. Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Works by Art21 artists Pepón Osario (Season 1) and Eleanor Antin (Season 2) are currently on view in the exhibition Black&WhiteWorks at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. The show includes painting, …

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Calling all photographers: Museums (and Wikipedia) want to recruit you!

Calling all photographers: Museums (and Wikipedia) want to recruit you!

“Henry VIII,” Hiroshi Sugimoto (Season 3) February may very well be the unofficial month of the photography contest. Earlier this week, Joe Fusaro wrote about art contests in the classroom, …

James Turrell, "The Light Inside", 1999. Electric lights, wires, metal and paint, site-specific permanent installation at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Color into Light

Color into Light

Color into Light opened today at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). The exhibition of approximately 90 works explores the ways that artists have used color as a “liberating force,” from the …

David Novros, "4.24," Acrylic paint and metallic powder on canvas, four parts, 1965. Courtesy the Blanton Museum of Art

Art of the 1960s at the Blanton Museum of Art

Art of the 1960s at the Blanton Museum of Art

Two new exhibitions opening September 28, 2008 and running through January 18, 2009 at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas explore an overlooked chapter in regional art history. …

Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, "Johnny", 2004. High Definition Video with sound transferred to DVD. Duration: 3 min 51 secs, loop. Installation dimensions variable.©Courtesy the Artists and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.

Hubbard/Birchler: No Room to Answer

Hubbard/Birchler: No Room to Answer

Hubbard/Birchler: No Room to Answer is the first major survey in an American museum of works by Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler (Season 3). The exhibition is on view from September 14, …

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A Cult, Some Vegans, A Ballet, Oh My!

A Cult, Some Vegans, A Ballet, Oh My!

What do you get when you mix religious overtones, memories of a few former vegan college roommates, comic book-inspired heroes and elegant ballerinas prancing around the stage in funny costumes? …

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Socially Acceptable

Socially Acceptable

My biggest pet peeve in New York City is watching men (and women) of all walks of life, hack and cough, then swiftly discharge a slimy wad of saliva on …

Kara Walker, "8 Possible Beginnings or: The Creation of African-America, a Moving Picture by Kara E. Walker", 2005. Courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York.

Last Chance: The Old, Weird America

Last Chance: The Old, Weird America

Closing at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on July 20, The Old, Weird America is the first museum exhibition to explore the widespread resurgence of folk imagery and history in …

Mark Bradford, "Miss China Silk", 2005. C-print (four prints). Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Mark Bradford at Artpace

Mark Bradford at Artpace

Artpace annually invites nine artists to conceive and create new art projects as part of their International Artist-in-Residence program in San Antonio, TX. Each residency is for a period of two months …

Sound & Language

Sound & Language

The human voice is the most specific expression of an individual. With its infinite potential for sound effects and imitation along with its prime role in communication, it is clearly …


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Picks from the Blanton Museum

Picks from the Blanton Museum

Check out The Blanton Museum of Art’s two exciting exhibitions featuring works by Art21 artists Richard Tuttle (Season 3), Michael Ray Charles (Season 1) and Hubbard + Birchler (Season 3). …

Martin Puryear, "Ladder for Booker T. Washington", 1996, Wood (ash and maple). Courtesy Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth.

Martin Puryear retrospective at Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth

Martin Puryear retrospective at Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth

Through May 18, 2008, the traveling retrospective of work by Art21 artist Martin Puryear (Season 2), is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth and features nearly …

Trenton Doyle Hancock, untitled preparatory sketch for "Cult of Color: Call to Color", Image courtesy the artist and Dunn and Brown contemporary, Dallas.

This weekend: Trenton Doyle Hancock at Arthouse

This weekend: Trenton Doyle Hancock at Arthouse

From March 22 ‚Äì April 27, 2008, Arthouse in Austin, Texas will present the exhibition Cult of Color: Call to Color in conjunction with a new ballet by the same …

Still image from the Spark Story, 2004.

Beautiful Losers at SXSW

Beautiful Losers at SXSW

Headed to Austin, Texas this weekend for the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference? Don’t miss the world premier of Beautiful Losers, a film showcasing the work of artists …

Michael Ray Charles, “Invest Well,” 1997. Acrylic on wood, copper penny, 59” x 48”. Collection of Tim & Nancy Hanley, Dallas.

Antoni, Charles, and Hamilton in Points of Convergence in TX

Antoni, Charles, and Hamilton in Points of Convergence in TX

Currently on view at the Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington is Points of Convergence. Seven nationally-recognized contemporary artists, who received MFA degrees from seven different American university …

Gabriel Orozco, The Inner Circles of the Wall, 1999. Plaster and pencil, dimensions variable.   Courtesy of the artist & Galerie Chantal Crousel. Photo credit: Florian Kleinefenn.

Gabriel Orozco at Dallas Museum of Art

Gabriel Orozco at Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art presently hosts an installation by Season 2 artist Gabriel Orozco. Gabriel Orozco: Inner Circles of the Wall premieres one of his sculptural installations from 1999. …

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Contemporary Conversations: Robert Ryman, 1976

Contemporary Conversations: Robert Ryman, 1976

The Menil Collection will open a collection of work from 1976 by Robert Ryman, featured artist in Season Four of Art:21‚ÄîArt in the Twenty-First Century. Recognized for his remarkable ability …

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A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman’s Formative Years

A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman’s Formative Years

  A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman‚Äôs Formative Years is currently on view at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. The exhibition, which provides new research and insight into …