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  • Wanna Be a Cowboy - Charles M. Russell masterworks at the MFAH


    Wanna Be a Cowboy - Charles M. Russell masterworks at the MFAH

    The cowboy is the very embodiment of Americans' self-mythology: independent, rugged, hardworking, adventurous. Nineteenth-century dime novels birthed the cowboy myth as we know it. And those romanticized notions were reinforced by "Wild West" shows o...

    by Kelly Klaasmeyer on August 19, 2010
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    The Week in Photos

    Each week, we'll scour the Houston Press Flickr Pool and see what kinds of art shots our talented photographers have added. If you think you've got a good eye, don't be shy. Put your pictures in the pool and every Friday we'll post the most eye-poppi...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 6, 2010 @ 5:20 pm
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    Jazz Fest: Not Your Dentist's Jazz

    Elevator music. Smooth jazz in your dentist's office. The Kenny G your in-laws spin as they sip chardonnay. All these associations sometimes make us forget the true essence of jazz. This weekend, you can reacquaint yourself with the genre at Discover...

    @ Art Attack by Meghan Hendley on August 6, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
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    MFAH Commissions Beijing Olympics F/X Mastermind for New Artwork

    The Museum of fine Arts, Houston announced this morning that it has commissioned a permanent, site-specific work by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Cai is world-known for grand-scale works and major installations--he was the director of visual and spec...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 6, 2010 @ 1:11 pm
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    Southern Comfort at White Linen Night in the Heights

    Those new to the White Linen Night experience should know that the original started in New Orleans to spike retail business, encourage interaction between artists and, of course, to celebrate--we all know New Orleans wrote the book on that. After Hur...

    @ Art Attack by Kristen Eide on August 6, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    Where's It Hanging?

    If you haven't already checked out Lawndale Art Center's "Big Show," you only have till tomorrow, Saturday, August 7, to see Thedra Cullar-Ledford's "Big Dude" (above) and all the others (114 works by 85 artists) in the juried show. Bit of background...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 6, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    The Expendable Roles of The Expendables

    But these actors' resums are not as bulletproof as the characters they play. In fact, most have had one-or-more films that are expendable. Send us an example of one we forgot and win a pair of free passes to The Expendables. HPcontest@houstonpress.c...

    @ Art Attack by Travis Hensley on August 5, 2010 @ 5:43 pm
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    Dream Travel and Space Scares

    Seeking an escape from the heat? Escape a step further into the imagination of Hungarian artist Andrea Dezs. The Rice Gallery exhibition "Sometimes in My Dreams I Fly" (which closes this Sunday, August 8) is a direct link to the world of Dezs's dre...

    @ Art Attack by Meghan Hendley on August 5, 2010 @ 4:13 pm
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    Pop Rocks: Flame, Hollywood, Flame

    I'm sure you've all heard the terrible news by now: Judge Vaughn "Mussolini" Walker declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Obviously I don't have to tell you what severe ramifications this will have, not only for the soul of our co...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on August 5, 2010 @ 1:22 pm
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    What Are You Looking At?

    Send your crits to artsblog@houstonpress.com....

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 5, 2010 @ 12:18 pm
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    Five Films to Celebrate Prop. 8's Demise

    5. THX 1138 What? You thought this was going to be a list of gay films? You'll have to read on to find out. George Lucas' 1971 film depicted a dystopian future in which a faceless government forces its citizens to take drugs that suppress their emoti...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 5, 2010 @ 10:45 am
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    Opening This Week in Visual Art

    Plenty going on in visual art this week: openings at the Craft Center, Koelsch Gallery, Winter Street and more. Here's our roundup of places to see fresh artwork and enjoy a free glass of wine or three. Dolls Now An exhibition of art dolls handcraft...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 5, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    The Faces of Inman Gallery's "do i know you"

    The new exhibit at Inman Gallery, "do I know you," consists of several dozen portraits by some 30 different artists who employ paintings, photographs, sculpture and other media. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through August 21. 3901 M...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 4, 2010 @ 6:01 pm
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    Giving the Gift of Gift of Photography

    Photographer Rachel Hewlett and her friends came up with a great way to help emerging artists get their work into a major collection--just donate it. (It's actually not that easy.) Calling themselves Gift of Gift of, they struck a bargain with the Mu...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 4, 2010 @ 5:11 pm
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    Street Art: Where Does It Live?

    The above stencil graces a wall in the HCC area, near a funeral home and a pizzeria. It pops against the abstract forms surrounding it, suggesting that the work is somehow "Texas-approved." (Which we like very much.) Bragging rights to the first pers...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 4, 2010 @ 1:07 pm
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    Not Bad for Kids from The Suburbs

    It's no secret that two of the band's members, brothers Win and Will Butler (lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, respectively) grew up in the Woodlands, which no doubt influenced the lyrical content of the new album, as its title suggests. We hope...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 4, 2010 @ 12:14 pm
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    WTF is Trash Humpers?

    Director and screenwriter Harmony Korine is known for shenanigans like his unfinished project Fight Harm, in which he engaged random individuals in street fights until the unwitting participants threatened to kill him. The project remains unfinished ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 4, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    Horse Head Theatre: Ready for a Bit of the Old Ultra-Violence?

    After two successful shows boasting acting and design talent, plus a penchant for dirty, male-oriented dialogue, Horse Head Theatre is going male-only for its third production, a stage adaptation of Louisiana journalist Bill Buford's acclaimed 1990 n...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 4, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    Pardon Our Stage Fright

    -Art Attack artsblog@houstonpress.com...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 3, 2010 @ 6:21 pm
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    Art Attack is Looking for Writers!

    Think you know your way around the arts scene? Can you write about it in a smart, concise and above-all entertaining way? Art Attack is looking for freelancers, so send your blog ideas and pitches to artsblog@houstonpress.com. Especially want...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 3, 2010 @ 5:26 pm
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