Archive for April, 2011

Heavy Medal

Late last month, April 27, to be precise, Becca Cason Thrash %26mdash; consummate hostess and philanthropist%26mdash; was f%26ecirc;ted by no less than the French government. Awarded the Chevalier (Knight) of the National Order of the Legion of Honour from President Nicolas Sarkozy for her innumerable contributions %26mdash; culturally and charitably %26mdash; to the Gallic people, Thrash is... | Read More

En Pointe

There%26rsquo;s front of the house and back of the house; the audience and the performers. And often the divide is great, with the artists relegated to cramped quarters, prosaic rehearsal halls or inconvenient arrangements as they rehearse for prime-time curtain calls. Not so for the Houston Ballet, whose international profile rose dramatically three weeks ago when the Ballet unfurled its... | Read More

En Pointe

There%26rsquo;s front of the house and back of the house; the audience and the performers. And often the divide is great, with the artists relegated to cramped quarters, prosaic rehearsal halls or inconvenient arrangements as they rehearse for prime-time curtain calls. Not so for the Houston Ballet, whose international profile rose dramatically three weeks ago when the Ballet unfurled its... | Read More

En Pointe

There%26rsquo;s front of the house and back of the house; the audience and the performers. And often the divide is great, with the artists relegated to cramped quarters, prosaic rehearsal halls or inconvenient arrangements as they rehearse for prime-time curtain calls. Not so for the Houston Ballet, whose international profile rose dramatically three weeks ago when the Ballet unfurled its... | Read More

Wild, Wondrous Wheels

It%26rsquo;s our absolute favorite event of the year %26mdash; Art Car Day, and now it moves to a new date, Sunday, May 22, to greet thousands of international museum types who come to town for the American Association of Museums convention. Secure your place now for prime seating (complete with adult beverages, endless bites, and fare for the tykes) at the VIPit Party, chaired by the... | Read More

Wild, Wondrous Wheels

It%26rsquo;s our absolute favorite event of the year %26mdash; Art Car Day, and now it moves to a new date, Sunday, May 22, to greet thousands of international museum types who come to town for the American Association of Museums convention. Secure your place now for prime seating (complete with adult beverages, endless bites, and fare for the tykes) at the VIPit Party, chaired by the... | Read More

Wild, Wondrous Wheels

It%26rsquo;s our absolute favorite event of the year %26mdash; Art Car Day, and now it moves to a new date, Sunday, May 22, to greet thousands of international museum types who come to town for the American Association of Museums convention. Secure your place now for prime seating (complete with adult beverages, endless bites, and fare for the tykes) at the VIPit Party, chaired by the... | Read More

Bounteous Bouquet

As May Day and Mother%26rsquo;s Day arrive, the best blooms in town are at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where early-20th-century Viennese lensman Heinrich K%26uuml;hn (1866 %26ndash; 1944) is on view in his first international retrospective. Included are rare color still lifes, family vignettes, landscapes and portraits produced by the autochrome process, which push the photographic... | Read More

Bounteous Bouquet

As May Day and Mother%26rsquo;s Day arrive, the best blooms in town are at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where early-20th-century Viennese lensman Heinrich K%26uuml;hn (1866 %26ndash; 1944) is on view in his first international retrospective. Included are rare color still lifes, family vignettes, landscapes and portraits produced by the autochrome process, which push the photographic... | Read More

Bounteous Bouquet

As May Day and Mother%26rsquo;s Day arrive, the best blooms in town are at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where early-20th-century Viennese lensman Heinrich K%26uuml;hn (1866 %26ndash; 1944) is on view in his first international retrospective. Included are rare color still lifes, family vignettes, landscapes and portraits produced by the autochrome process, which push the photographic... | Read More

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