1 month ago | Visual Arts
When it comes to art, it’s easy to get lost in terminology, especially art that’s new to you. I know because I did that as I tried to understand “As Essential as Dreams: Self-Taught Art from the Collection of Stephanie and John Smither,” an exhibi...
3 months ago | Museums
It’s enough to make even a butch guy like me want to put on a dress — one of those voluminous, flowing ones with miles of satin and silk, ribbons and lace — and waltz till dawn in the flicker of candlelight. This is all pure fantasy, of course. I’...
5 months ago | Visual Arts
Ignorance may not really be bliss, but it can sometimes take you to it. When I walked into the exhibition “William N. Copley: The World According to CPLY,” at The Menil Collection, curated by Toby Kamps, curator of modern and contemporary art, I w...
5 months ago | Museums
OMG, cars in the art museum. Did someone take a wrong turn on Bissonnet? Have the Philistines turned our august Museum of Fine Arts, Houston into a parking lot? Over the years we’ve had pharaohs and monsters, Star Wars and baseball, so I suppose t...
5 months ago | Film and TV
As with most things that are even vaguely trendy, I didn’t discover the HBO TV series Looking until it was already passé – already cancelled, in fact. For those not familiar with the series – and judging from the ratings that will be most of you –...
6 months ago | Visual Arts
You don’t often get the chance to see in person a work of art that changed the course of history, but you can see one now at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. And not just any history, but Houston’s history. Even the history of MFAH itself, in fac...