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Fire, Wild Parties and Rule-Bending Museums Shaped Houston's Art Scene

7 months ago by Susie Tommaney
Now we're not saying that James Surls and Bob Graham burned down the University of Houston's Art and Architecture building in 1978 when sparks from their welding torch went awry, though those who knew the chainsaw-wielding sculptor and his protégé think otherwise. As reported by The Cougar, a lightning strike shorted the...

UH System's Head Honcho for Public Art Vows to Make Works More Accessible

9 months ago by Susie Tommaney
María C. Gaztambide, Ph.D., the new director and chief curator for Public Art of the University of Houston System, won't be embarking on any major shopping trips, at least not yet. A moratorium on commissions remains in effect for at least one more year, but that isn't stopping Dr. Gaztambide from introducing...

100 Favorite Dishes: No. 11, Bone Marrow Service at Stella Sola

8 years ago by Katharine Shilcutt
​This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least once...

Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #28 Couchon de Lait at Stella Sola

9 years ago by Robb Walsh
Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in the comments...

Stella's Last Weekend

Comedy, Drama
Polly Draper achieves a delicate balance in Stella's Last Weekend, blending real-life family dynamics with a fictional narrative to create an achingly funny exploration of loss. This showcase for her sons Nat and Alex Wolff is a far cry from The Naked Brothers Band, the boisterous Nickelodeon series she created, and which costarred their father...

Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry Continues a Phantasmagorical Coming of Age

2 years ago by Aaron Hillis
At 88 years young, the rebel-shaman filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky has led an eclectic life and enjoyed a provocative career not easily encapsulated. His 1970 acid western, El Topo, crowned him godfather of the midnight-movie craze. His phantasmagoric 1973 masterpiece, The Holy Mountain, was ripped off by Kanye West for the...

Every Act Playing Coachella 2017, Ranked

2 years ago by Andy Hermann
We ranked all 161 acts on this year's lineup, because we're crazy.

The 5 Houston Museum Exhibits You Must See Before Labor Day, 2016

3 years ago by Olivia Flores Alvarez
The new arts season is quickly on its way but before the summer exhibits close there are several “must-see” shows. The exhibits focus on contemporary art (true, the Houston Museum of Natural Science's "Virgen de Guadalupe: Empress of the Americas" covers the religious icon over the last several hundred years,...

How About Them Apples?

13 years ago by Troy Schulze
After graduating from Princeton in 1958, 22-year-old Frank Stella moved into a cramped apartment in New York's SoHo district. Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg were already internationally known artists, and NYC was where the most exciting modern art was happening. Stella would become a major star of the...

The Hidden Treasures of the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden

5 years ago by Jim Tommaney
Tucked away next to a parking lot, a remarkable collection of majestic sculptures by internationally famed artists is on display behind attractive stone walls in an open-air park. It's the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, designed and created by Isamu Noguchi, himself a...

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