Archive for December, 2013

Art Notes

Three for the Tree: At the Dallas Museum of Art, the Edward Hopper drawing show %26ldquo;A Painter%26rsquo;s Progress%26rdquo; (through February 16) is rife with discoveries. The absolute highlight: preparatory studies for Nighthawks, an epic work that defined the brooding unease of World War II-era America. What would Hopper make of our own time, we wonder? %26hellip; The opposite of the... | Read More

Art Notes

Three for the Tree: At the Dallas Museum of Art, the Edward Hopper drawing show %26ldquo;A Painter%26rsquo;s Progress%26rdquo; (through February 16) is rife with discoveries. The absolute highlight: preparatory studies for Nighthawks, an epic work that defined the brooding unease of World War II-era America. What would Hopper make of our own time, we wonder? %26hellip; The opposite of the... | Read More

African with a Side of Contemporary

One of the most nuanced art spaces in town promulgates the Menil-established mission of exhibiting African sculpture not in an anthropological context, but by placing it side-by-side with work by Western creatives. We%26rsquo;re enchanted by the newly minted Gallery Jatad, which revives a 1930s-era neighborhood micro shopping center near the Museum District, reinventing it into a storefront... | Read More

African with a Side of Contemporary

One of the most nuanced art spaces in town promulgates the Menil-established mission of exhibiting African sculpture not in an anthropological context, but by placing it side-by-side with work by Western creatives. We%26rsquo;re enchanted by the newly minted Gallery Jatad, which revives a 1930s-era neighborhood micro shopping center near the Museum District, reinventing it into a storefront... | Read More

An American Master

One of the inimitable talents of the 20th century, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) was a painter who%26nbsp; redefined American art with his way with watercolor; he was also an unerring image-maker, the conjurer of Christina%26rsquo;s World and the stirring nudes of Helga. Now a rare exhibition at Meredith Long %26amp; Company brings to light a cache of works owned by the Wyeth family never before... | Read More

An American Master

One of the inimitable talents of the 20th century, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) was a painter who%26nbsp; redefined American art with his way with watercolor; he was also an unerring image-maker, the conjurer of Christina%26rsquo;s World and the stirring nudes of Helga. Now a rare exhibition at Meredith Long %26amp; Company brings to light a cache of works owned by the Wyeth family never before... | Read More

Art Notes

Terrific 10: The season goes out with a blast. Robert Pruitt, Houston Fine Art Fair Artist of the Year, solos at Hooks-Epstein Galleries %26mdash; expect more of the Whitney Biennial talent%26rsquo;s Afro Futurism, including extraordinary drawings of those in his universe (December 7 %26ndash;%26nbsp;January 11) %26hellip; Moody Gallery introduces Ellen Tanner%26rsquo;s minutely scaled... | Read More

Art Notes

Terrific 10: The season goes out with a blast. Robert Pruitt, Houston Fine Art Fair Artist of the Year, solos at Hooks-Epstein Galleries %26mdash; expect more of the Whitney Biennial talent%26rsquo;s Afro Futurism, including extraordinary drawings of those in his universe (December 7 %26ndash;%26nbsp;January 11) %26hellip; Moody Gallery introduces Ellen Tanner%26rsquo;s minutely scaled... | Read More

Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums of 2013

Hear us count down through the top 25 most popular albums in this year's poll.

It's always hard to predict how our audience will vote in our year-end polls for the best music. NPR has a large group of listeners with wildly varying tastes. But this year was even harder to call because we had an unusually large pool of contenders for Album Of The Year.

In the end listeners picked... | Read More

Controversy + Community: CAMH at 65

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston turns three score and five this year. Catherine D. Anspon delves into the history of the institution that defined the cutting edge %26mdash; and one that was often edged in controversy. Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Julian Schnabel, Francis Bacon and nascent Pop art. Read on.

High Jinks and High Points at 65%26nbsp;

If you wanted to understand the... | Read More

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