Archive for December, 2013

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

Discussion: The Year in Music, 2013

What defined music in 2013? All Songs Considered kicks off NPR Music's year-end coverage by humbly submitting the following themes for your consideration: The long-awaited return of legends. New favorites who arrived fully formed. The triumph of elaborate promotion. The sneak-attack album drop. On this special edition of the show, Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen... | Read More

Bun B’s Symphonic Rap-sody

On November 14, local hip-hop legend UGK%26rsquo;s Benard %26ldquo;Bun B%26rdquo; Freeman will perform on the Jones Hall stage with the Houston Symphony in an epic collaboration in conjunction with the Anti Defamation League%26rsquo;s Houston In Concert Against Hate. Never before in the Symphony%26rsquo;s history has the orchestra collaborated with a hip-hop artist; it calls to mind... | Read More

Bun B’s Symphonic Rap-sody

On November 14, local hip-hop legend UGK%26rsquo;s Benard %26ldquo;Bun B%26rdquo; Freeman will perform on the Jones Hall stage with the Houston Symphony in an epic collaboration in conjunction with the Anti Defamation League%26rsquo;s Houston In Concert Against Hate. Never before in the Symphony%26rsquo;s history has the orchestra collaborated with a hip-hop artist; it calls to mind... | Read More

Kermit Oliver is Crowned

In keeping with the momentous nature of its 65th anniversary, Art League Houston bestowed its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award on Texas realist painter, Kermit Oliver. A TSU grad who%26rsquo;s represented by Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Oliver studied with the mythic Dr. John Biggers and was given a handsome retrospective at the MFAH in 2005; yet Oliver never forsook his day job at the post... | Read More

Kermit Oliver is Crowned

In keeping with the momentous nature of its 65th anniversary, Art League Houston bestowed its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award on Texas realist painter, Kermit Oliver. A TSU grad who%26rsquo;s represented by Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Oliver studied with the mythic Dr. John Biggers and was given a handsome retrospective at the MFAH in 2005; yet Oliver never forsook his day job at the post... | Read More

Beer for My Horses

The design shop Area has some beautiful and poignant images of rescue horses photographed by Kathy Oliver and Skeeter Hagler, named the %26ldquo;Willie Nelson Signature Series: Horses.%26rdquo; All were taken in Luck, Texas, on Nelson%26rsquo;s several-hundred-acre ranch, where many of Habitat for Horses%26rsquo; rescued equine live and graze. Pictured is a limited-edition photograph on... | Read More

Beer for My Horses

The design shop Area has some beautiful and poignant images of rescue horses photographed by Kathy Oliver and Skeeter Hagler, named the %26ldquo;Willie Nelson Signature Series: Horses.%26rdquo; All were taken in Luck, Texas, on Nelson%26rsquo;s several-hundred-acre ranch, where many of Habitat for Horses%26rsquo; rescued equine live and graze. Pictured is a limited-edition photograph on... | Read More

Art Notes

Upstairs/Downstairs: From pulsating street art to the annals of American art, it%26rsquo;s high and low during November. First up, see two expat 18th-century painters, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston%26rsquo;s %26ldquo;American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World,%26rdquo; organized by MFAH curator Emily Ballew Neff. This tour de force rewrites the field as it examines... | Read More

Art Notes

Upstairs/Downstairs: From pulsating street art to the annals of American art, it%26rsquo;s high and low during November. First up, see two expat 18th-century painters, in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston%26rsquo;s %26ldquo;American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World,%26rdquo; organized by MFAH curator Emily Ballew Neff. This tour de force rewrites the field as it examines... | Read More

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