Category: Art/Galleries

What Is White Linen Night, Anyway?

White Linen Night. Streets are blocked off, local companies everywhere are holding events, and for some reason, everyone is dressed in all white. What does it mean, and why do we do it? A New Orleans Tradition White Linen Night originated from a centuries-old New Orleans tradition. While traversing the outdoors in the stifling heat [...]

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Historic Home Hits The Houston Market

Known for his bold, highly-personal paintings and sculptures, Bert Long, Jr. served as one of Houston’s most notable living artists for 33 years. With Long dying in 2013, and with his wife, Joan Batson, moving to Nebraska to be with her daughter, Long’s unique former home and art studio is now on the market. The attached double-shotgun row house — [...]

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New Buff Sculptures Are In Houston!

 That Walking Man, that muscular marvel of a man sculpted by Auguste Rodin — has new competition for attention as the handsome centerpiece of the Cullen Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Like surprise presents, two more Rodins suddenly appeared in recent weeks, enhancing the symmetrical beauty of Houston’s own little piece of Paris, which is famous for [...]

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Houston artists win national honors for airport and Montrose tunnel work!

The program to fill Dallas Love Field Airport with all manner of public art has earned national recognition: Houston artist Dixie Friend Gay‘s North Texas Sunrise has been named one of the year’s top public art installations in the United States by Americans for the Arts, Public Art Year in Review. Friend Gay used around 300,000 pieces of [...]

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Holocaust Museum Opening in Houston.

Holocaust Museum Houston opening reception: Life: Survivor Portraits  In Hebrew, 18 is “chai,” meaning life. Holocaust Museum Houston’s exhibition Life: Survivor Portraitsserves as an exploration and a celebration of the lives that Houston-area survivors of the Holocaust have created for themselves. During the museum’s 18th anniversary year, this new series by local artist Kelly Lee Webeck will include [...]

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Love Art? Explore Houston’s Montrose Neighborhood

When you think of the Texas art scene, you might be thinking Austin or Denton. But you’d be surprised to know that Houston is actually a top contender as well – the Montrose district is one of the most vibrant in the state. For patrons of the arts, the neighborhood’s eclectic Bohemian style’s a great draw. [...]

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2012 Events for your Calendar

At the beginning of a new year, twelve months feels like such a long time. I’ll look at events on my calendar that are four, six or even eight months away, and they seem lifetimes away. But then before I know it, they’re right around the corner. Because time flies. This is exactly how I [...]

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Y’all Come Back Now

For today’s post, I would like to give a little shout out to Elle Decor. They recently made a stop in Houston in order to complete an 8-page article about our city and its many hidden treasures. I have to say, they did us right, y’all! (You can read the entire article here.) For those [...]

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November Events

In case you actually have some free time before the holidays, there are some fun things happening in Houston this month. Add a few cool events to your calendar! Cinema Arts Festival Houston Starting today and continuing through the 14th, the Cinema Arts Festival Houston will honor some of the greatest in film. Guests include [...]

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Nouveau Antique Art Bar: Not Your Nana’s Watering Hole

If you’re getting a little weary of the pointy furniture and slick surfaces of too many “trendy” urban clubs and bars, there’s a solution in Midtown. Everyone needs an elegant, sophisticated, but welcoming default night spot that doesn’t try too hard to be cool. Nouveau Antique Art Bar in Midtown might just be the place. [...]

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