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Katrina Graffiti

Richard Misrach's photographs document the ordeal.

The labels of the bottles bear the names of the patients; we wonder whom their contents helped and whom they couldn't save. The virus takes a broad-spectrum toll; the bottles contained medications to treat HIV as well as bacterial infections, herpes infections, and depression and anxiety. Glancing at some of the side-effect warnings, you imagine the impact they have on quality of life.

Richard Misrach captured graffiti across New Orleans, and voices of the dispossessed.
MFAH, gift of the artist, Richard Misrach
Richard Misrach captured graffiti across New Orleans, and voices of the dispossessed.

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"Richard Misrach: After Katrina"
Through October 31.

"BECAUSE WE ARE"
Through September 19.

"Richard Misrach: After Katrina"

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7300.

"BECAUSE WE ARE"


The Station Museum of Contemporary Art
1502 Alabama, 713-529-6900.
1502 Alabama, 713-529-6900.

These artists address real and important issues in a way that is multidimensional and far more nuanced that any news coverage can be. News is short but art is long.

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