Archive for March, 2014

Prepare the Table

Yum %26mdash; a veritable feast of some of the foremost images of our shared history has arrived at Fort Worth%26rsquo;s Amon Carter Museum of American Art in %26ldquo;Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine%26rdquo; (through May 18). From a plentiful turkey dinner %26mdash;%26nbsp;and the indelible symbol of all Thanksgivings %26mdash; in Norman Rockwell%26rsquo;s Freedom... | Read More

Prepare the Table

Yum %26mdash; a veritable feast of some of the foremost images of our shared history has arrived at Fort Worth%26rsquo;s Amon Carter Museum of American Art in %26ldquo;Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine%26rdquo; (through May 18). From a plentiful turkey dinner %26mdash;%26nbsp;and the indelible symbol of all Thanksgivings %26mdash; in Norman Rockwell%26rsquo;s Freedom... | Read More

New Mix: The Black Keys, Swans, Metronomy, More

This week, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton play brand new cuts from springtime releases by the well-established and widely adored bands The Black Keys and Swans. Both songs are instantly recognizable: The Black Keys for their spare, punchy, guitar-based pop, and Swans for their epic, densely layered orchestrations.

Bob shares music by a New Zealand-based band called Tiny Ruins. That... | Read More

High + Low, Menil + Fiesta

What do the venerable Menil Collection and grocery giant Fiesta have in common? That%26rsquo;s the question University of Houston professors Aaron Parazette and Gael Stack posed when they instructed undergrad painting majors to visit both museum and food emporium to glean subjects and inspiration for a series of canvases that were first exhibited at Inman Gallery (in August 2013).... | Read More

High + Low, Menil + Fiesta

What do the venerable Menil Collection and grocery giant Fiesta have in common? That%26rsquo;s the question University of Houston professors Aaron Parazette and Gael Stack posed when they instructed undergrad painting majors to visit both museum and food emporium to glean subjects and inspiration for a series of canvases that were first exhibited at Inman Gallery (in August 2013).... | Read More

SXSW 2014 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

On this week's show, our hosts are joined by Stephen Thompson to discuss their favorite discoveries at SXSW. Everyone had such a swell time at the musical blitzkrieg that they came down with colds. Their respective illnesses cannot dampen the colorful and illuminating memories that they made at SXSW 2014.

For Bob, the band that blew him out of the water was a British jazz-punk group... | Read More

On the Block

Cindy Sherman launched her career here, while Marilyn Minter arrives 2015. So it%26rsquo;s only fitting that these two art-world luminaries are among the 30 lots on the block to benefit the institution that has been a portal to the avant-garde for nearly 70 years. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston blows out 65 candles with a blowout NYC weekend that begins with the coup of being highlighted in... | Read More

On the Block

Cindy Sherman launched her career here, while Marilyn Minter arrives 2015. So it%26rsquo;s only fitting that these two art-world luminaries are among the 30 lots on the block to benefit the institution that has been a portal to the avant-garde for nearly 70 years. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston blows out 65 candles with a blowout NYC weekend that begins with the coup of being highlighted in... | Read More

Graffiti Hearts Fashion

In keeping with its decades-long commitment to melding art and fashion, Neiman Marcus adds another acquisition to its vaulted collection. This time, the work is not the expected Lance Letscher canvas or Joe Havel sculpture, but a creation birthed by aerosol action %26mdash; and one which takes over an entire wall of the luxury retailer%26rsquo;s second-floor Cusp department in NorthPark... | Read More

Graffiti Hearts Fashion

In keeping with its decades-long commitment to melding art and fashion, Neiman Marcus adds another acquisition to its vaulted collection. This time, the work is not the expected Lance Letscher canvas or Joe Havel sculpture, but a creation birthed by aerosol action %26mdash; and one which takes over an entire wall of the luxury retailer%26rsquo;s second-floor Cusp department in NorthPark... | Read More

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