Top Five: Houston Arts Bummers of 2010

While 2010 delivered some major art events that raised eyebrows beyond Texas, calling attention to Houston's rising status as an arts destination, we were also dealt some blows. They were mostly psychological wounds, and it's yet to be seen what the tangible impact will be. If anything, 2010's most disappointing arts stories got us talking, debating and evaluating the importance of things we take for granted.

5. Houston Central Library Closes on Fridays While usage continues to rise, the Houston Public Library was forced to make cuts in staff and hours. After a study of usage patterns, the City determined it would close the library on Fridays. Burgess Meredith's famous Twilight Zone episode seems more terrifying than ever.

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