''Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art''

Pegged an ''artist-orchestrated meal'' originally cooked up by University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art, ''Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art'' at the University of Houston's Blaffer Art Museum features contributions from more than 25 artists. ''What does it mean for us to be generous with one another, and what does it mean for us to share the abundance of generosity that we have, with other people?'' original contributor Theaster Gates says of the project. In ''Feast,'' Tom Marioni's The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends is the Highest Form of Art appropriately elevates the concept of sharing ''the American sacramental wine'' with friends to high art. His An Aid to Communication, a mathematically inaccurate tribute to the song ''99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall,'' glows on one wall, with his Golden Rectangle on another.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Through December 7. For information, call 713-743-9521 or visit blafferartmuseum.org. Free.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Starts: Sept. 6. Continues through Dec. 7, 2013

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