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The Blaffer, the University of Houston's foremost gallery, sticks to its mission of forwarding understanding of cutting-edge contemporary art through exhibits and special engagements. The...
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Blaffer Art Museum Renovation Images

10 years ago by Steve Jansen
Fancy. The University of Houston's Blaffer Art Museum recently unveiled artist renderings of their forthcoming renovation and they're yummy. The project, spearheaded by New York architecture biz WORK Architecture Company (WORKac), will only add an additionally 500 square feet to the circa 1973 site. However, the building transformation will boast...
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Hot New York Design Firm to Renovate UH's Blaffer Art Museum

10 years ago by Jenny Staff Johnson
Nothing gets us excited around here like "a dialogue between contemporary materials and the renovated elements," and that's likely what the Blaffer Art Museum had in mind when they commissioned young-but-renowned New York architecture firm WORKac to renovate the art museum at the University of Houston. And according to New...
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Eat Your Art: There's a Feast Going on at Blaffer Art Museum

8 years ago by Kelly Klaasmeyer
In 1932, F.T. Marinetti penned the Futurist Cookbook, a work that decried pasta; stated that perfume should accompany food; recommended cork, sandpaper, sponge and felt-covered pajamas for dinner guests; and introduced the "polyrythmic salad," which diners cranked out of a box. The manifesto is filled with recipes that emphasized food...
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UH Opens New Interactive Art Display to Talk About the Police

23 days ago by Jef Rouner
In the aftermath of Derek Chauvin's conviction for murdering Houstonian George Floyd, the subject of what it means to interact with the cops has never been timelier. Enter Brooklyn artist Shaun Leonardo, who will be presenting a piece called “Your First Interaction With Police” at the University of Houston main campus...
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Best Virtual Bets: Fashion, Pretty Fire, and The Sound of Music

8 days ago by Natalie de la Garza
Fashion shows, serious discussions, and operatic singalongs are just a few things on this week’s list of best virtual (and socially distanced) bets.
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Upcoming Houston Food Events: Local Institution Ouisie’s Table Celebrates 48 Years

8 days ago by Brooke Viggiano
Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings: Torchy’s Tacos has announced its May Taco of the Month: The Tokyo Drifter. It features teriyaki glazed pulled pork, fried wonton strips, sweet and sour veggie slaw, sesame Sriracha mayo and cilantro, served with a lime...
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Openings and Closings: Rakkan Ramen Opens This Week, Le Jardinier Debuts in May

14 days ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Le Jardinier, 5500 Main, opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston May 18. Located inside the the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, the French-inspired restaurant comes from The Bastion Collection which also opened Cafe Leonelli at the museum April 16. Michelin-starred chef Alain Verzeroli will serve as culinary director...
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Best Virtual Bets: Ballet, Sheng Wang, and Mariachi Divas

15 days ago by Natalie de la Garza
You can find ballet, opera, comedy and Cinco de Mayo festivities in this week’s best virtual bets.
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Best Virtual Bets: Nuns, Shakespeare, and New American Voices

22 days ago by Natalie de la Garza
It’s National Tell a Story Day, and whether you want to hear a new story or an old classic, you can find something on our list of best virtual (or socially distanced) bets.

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