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Museums and Institutions

Art Car Museum, 140 Heights Blvd., 713.861.5526; artcarmuseum.com. Amazing cars. Through March 5: "Ron Hoover A Retrospective: 1972-2006." March 20 %26#8211; June 18: "Fast, Faster, Fastest: A Historical Photoessay of Auto Racing in the U.S., Great Britain and France": T. Mitchell Jones, Charlie Stanfill, Brian Hill, Kermit Laurent.

Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, 120 Fine Arts Building, 713.743.9521; blaffergallery.org. Contemporary vortex. March 27 %26#8211; April 24: School of Art Masters Thesis Exhibition. May 14 %26#8211; July 31: "Lighter than Air": Tom%26#225;s Saraceno.

Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum, 4011 Yupon, 713.521.3990; menil.org/visit/byzantine.php. Exquisite Byzantine frescoes.

Children%26#8217;s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St., 713.522.1138; cmhouston.org. Playful Venturi building. Through May 23: "Building Brainstorm." Through September 12: "Dragons and Fairies: Exploring Vietnam through Folktales."%26nbsp;

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd., 713.284.8250; camh.org. Big nexus. Through April 18: %26#8220;Birth of Cool%26#8221;: Barkley L. Hendricks. Through May 2: %26#8220;Perspectives 169": Odili Donald Odita.

Czech Center, 4920 San Jacinto, 713.528.2060; czechcenter.org. All things Czech.

The Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 5101 Montrose Blvd., 713.639.7500; mfah.org/glassell. Acclaimed Core program. March 1 %26#8211; 14: "Extreme Beauty." March 5 %26#8211; April 16: Nick Barbee, Natasha Bowdoin, Lily Cox-Richard, Jillian Conrad, Steffani Jemison, Julie Nagle, Kelly Sears, James Sham.

The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr., 713.521.1515; thehealthmuseum.org. The wondrous human body. Through May 9: %26#8220;Backyard Monsters: The World of Insects.%26#8221;

Holocaust Museum Houston, 5401 Caroline St., 713.942.8000; hmh.org. Educating, remembering. Through March 21: "Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews During the Holocaust." Through April 4: %26#8220;A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People.%26#8221; Through April 25: %26#8220;The Book of Memory.%26#8221; April 16 %26#8211; October 3: %26#8220;Never Let It Rest! An Art Project by Hans Molzberger.%26#8221;

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main St., 713.529.4848; crafthouston.org. Top crafts. Through March 21: %26#8220;Transmutations: Material Reborn.%26#8221; Through March 21: %26#8220;Extreme Tea.%26#8221; Through May 16: %26#8220;Iron: Forged, Tempered, Quenched.%26#8221;%26nbsp;

Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Dr., 713.639.4629; hmns.org. Interactive, entertaining. Through April 18: %26#8220;Spirits and Headhunters: Vanishing Worlds of the Amazon.%26#8221; Through July 25: %26#8220;Faberg%26#233;: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars.%26#8221;

The Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross St., 713.525.9400; menil.org. Private museum jewel, plus Cy Twombly Gallery, Dan Flavin installation (Richmond Hall). Through August 15: Maurizio Cattelan. March 19 %26#8211; August 8: %26#8220;Leaps into the Void: Documents of Nouveau R%26#233;alist Performance.%26#8221; April 2 %26#8211; July 25: %26#8220;Steve Wolfe on Paper.%26#8221;

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, 713.639.7300; mfah.org. Encyclopedic, transformative. Through May 9: "Houston's Sargents." Through May 9: "Pendergast in Italy." Through May 23: "Sargent and the Sea." Through%26nbsp; May 23: "Eye on Third Ward: Jack Yates High School Photography." Through May 23: "Feathers, Fins and Fur: Natural History Illustration of the 19th Century." From March 21 %26#8211; June 13: "Alice Neel: Painted Truths."

The Museum of Printing History, 1324 W. Clay St., 713.522.4652; printingmuseum.org. Through April 24: %26#8220;Flashes of Hope.%26#8221; March 12 %26#8211; April 24: %26#8220; Bhutan: A visual odyssey across the last Himalayan kingdom.%26#8221; March 25 %26#8211; August 14: %26#8220;Printing with Light.%26#8221;

New World Museum, 5230 Center St., 713.426.4544; newworldmuseum.org. Hispanic emphasis. March 16: Fotofest: "Cang Xin: Current Perspectives,1998-2008."

O%26#8217;Kane Gallery, University of Houston-Downtown, 1 Main St., 713.221.8042; okanegallery.uhd.edu. Through April 1: %26#8220;Drawing Lessons: The early academic drawings from the art students league of New York.%26#8221;

Rice University Art Gallery, 352 Sewall Hall, Rice University, 6100 Main St., 713.348.6069; ricegallery.org. Cutting-edge installations. Through March 14:%26nbsp; %26#8220;Gli%26#8221;: El Anatsui. April 8 %26#8211; August 8: Andrea Dezs%26#246;.

Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross St., 713.524.9839; rothkochapel.org. Meditative environment committed to peace, human rights, social justice. March 4: MURAL in concert. March 11: %26#8220;Fact or Fiction%26#8221;: Noel Pazira Speaks. March 25: Usha Akella and Steve Gorn. April 29: %26#8220;Encountering the Jewish Faith%26#8221;: Marc Ellis Speaks.

Station Museum of Contemporary Art, 1502 Alabama St., 713.529.6900; stationmuseum.com. Socially conscious. March 13th %26#8211; May 30th: Charif Benhelima, Suha Shoman, Santiago Forero, Martin, Zet, Ed Wilson and Elliot Wolfson.

Texas Southern University Museum, Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne Ave., 713.313.7145; tsu.edu/museum. African American. Through March 7: "Earlie Hudnall, Jr.: Reflections of South Africa.%26nbsp;"%26nbsp; March 27 %26#8211; May 2: Highlights of the Elliot Perry Collection of African American Art. May 8 %26#8211; June 22: Graduating Senior Exhibitions.

Alternatives and Nonprofits

Architecture Center Houston, Bayou Place II, 315 Capitol, 713.520.0155; aiahouston.org. All about architecture. March 12 %26#8211; April 25: FotoFest: "U.S. Vernacular and Chinese Modernism": Jim Vecchi and Xing Danwen. May 5 %26#8211; July 9: Houston Design Awards Recipients, AIA Houston Artist of the Year: Mary Ellen Carol.

Art League Houston, 1953 Montrose Blvd., 713.523.9530; artleaguehouston.org. One of Texas%26#8217; oldest nonprofits. Through March 18: %26#8220;Return to the River%26#8221;: Lenard Brown, Shannon Duckworth, Michella Fanini and Stephanie Toppin. March 29 %26#8211; April 12: "Medianation: Performing for the Screen": Leslie Hall and Laurel Nakadate. April 7 %26#8211; May 27: Group Exhibition in honor of Asian heritage month. May 14 %26#8211; June 25: "Mock One": Benjamin Entner; "Nap": Emily Sloan.

ArtStorm, Roving locations, 713.639.7554; artstormhouston.com. Avant-garde, artists curated space.

Aurora Picture Show, 800 Aurora St., 713.868.2101; aurorapictureshow.org. Church-turned-micro cinema. March 12 %26#8211; April 17: "Twilight Avenger." March 13: Menil Community Art Festival. March 30: "Co-existing and Co-llabarating."

Bayou City Art Festival, Memorial Park, 713.521.0133; bayoucityartfestival.com. March 26 %26#8211; 28: %26#8220;Art in the Heart of the City.%26#8221; Featured Artist Kimber Fiebiger.

Box 13, 6700 Harrisburg Blvd., 713.299.8582; box13artspace.com. Artist-run, avant-garde. March 13 %26#8211;April 15: Leigh Brodie, Elizabeth Chiles, Anna Krachey, Jessica Mallios, Sarah Murphy, Mike Osborne, Jason Reed, Ben Ruggiero, Adam Schreiber, Susan Scafati Shahan, Barry Stone, Kia Neill, Emily Link. March 15 %26#8211; June 17:%26nbsp; "The Gathering": Kimberly Aubuchon, "Boiz Club": Mark Aguhar.

Buffalo Bayou Art Park, P.O. Box 70260, 713.502.9454; bbap-houston.org. Places temporary public art.

Community Artists Collective, 1413 Holman St., (Midtown Art Center Tea Room) 713.523.1616; thecollective.org. HQ for local talents. March 11 %26#8211; April 30: "People, Spaces %26amp; Places." May 14 %26#8211; June 3: "Artists, Teachers Educate Us."

DiverseWorks, 1117 E. Freeway, 713.223.8346; diverseworks.org. Nationally prominent. March 12 %26#8211; April 17: %26#8220;Zoosphere%26#8221;: Allison Hunter. April 22 %26#8211; 24: %26#8220;The Method Gun: The Rude Mechanicals." April 30: %26#8220;Keeping It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men.%26#8221;

FotoFest, 1113 Vine St., 713.223.5522; fotofest.org. Celebrated international biennial. March 12 %26#8211; April 25: Fotofest 2010 Biennial: Contemporary Photography.

Galveston Arts Center in Exile 2, 2501 Market St., 409.763.2403; galvestonartscenter.org. March 6: Galveston Art Walk.

Houston Center for Photography, 1441 W. Alabama St., 713.529.4755; hcponline.org. For photo-philes. March 12 - April 25: "Related": Anthony Goicolea, "RE: groups: American Photographs Before 1950": W.M. Hunt, "Members' Only-America": Beatrix Reinhardt. May 7 - June 27: Will Michels, Scott Dalton, Matt Eich, "Juried": Brian Paul Clamp and "Collaborations VII: Portraits of Self."

Jung Center of Houston, 5200 Montrose Blvd., 713.524.8253; junghouston.org. Home of the archetype. March 1 %26#8211; 13: %26#8220;Extremities: Society of North American Goldsmiths."%26nbsp; March 16 %26#8211; April 14: %26#8220;Traveling the Shore of the Spanish Sea%26#8221;: Geoff Winningham. April 17 %26#8211; May 28:%26nbsp; Bert Long.

Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St., 713.528.5858; lawndaleartcenter.org. Legendary incubator. March 12 %26#8211; April 17: %26#8220;Dark Secrets from the Cataract Cinema%26#8221;: Dan Havel and Chuck Ivy. April 10: 11th Annual Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour. April 21 %26#8211; 25: Design Fair.

Margolis Gallery, 5600 N. Braeswood (Congregation Beth Israel), 713.771.6221; beth-israel.org. Noteworthy.

Microcinema International, 1528 Sul Ross St., 713.412.5120; microcinema.com. Independent shorts, digital moving images.

Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, 2402 Munger St., 713.926.6368; orangeshow.org. Famed folk-art site, plus Beer Can House (222 Malone St.). Eye-opener tours. May 8: Art Car Parade.

Project Row Houses, 2521 Holman St., 713.526.7662; projectrowhouses.org. Each Saturday from March 6 - 27: %26#8220;Dynamic Exchange%26#8221;: Free Saturday Workshops.

Record Ranch Gallery, 2110 Portsmouth, 713.526.9272. New gallery space within Cactus Music. Through April 30: "The Machine Kills Apathy": Tim Easton.

Space 125 Gallery, Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, 713.527.9330; haatx.com. March 11 %26#8211; April 30: "Glow": Monte Large. May 20 %26#8211; July 8: Individual Artist Grant Exhibition.

SHFL Gallery, 3801 Polk St., 713.880.2100; superhappyfunland.com. A venue for outsider and emerging artists within this avant-garde performing arts hideaway. July 2: Sunday Afternoon DIY Art Workshop.

Watercolor Art Society Houston, 1601 W. Alabama St., 713.942.9966; watercolorhouston.org. Watercolor media. March 6 %26#8211; April 9: The W-ASH 33rd International Exhibition.


Galleries

Aerosol Warfare Gallery, 2110 Jefferson, 832.748.8369; aerosolwarfare.com. HQ for graffiti art. May 5 %26#8211; June 5: "Cinco De Mayo": GONZO247 and other local artists.

African Art Center and Annex, 3400 Montrose, 713.807.7112, 4503 Montrose Blvd, 281.513.1717. Source for tribal.

Anya Tish Gallery, 4411 Montrose Blvd., 713.524.2299; anyatishgallery.com. Eastern Europe to Texas. March 12 %26#8211; April 17: "Precipice": Bego%26#241;a Egurbide. April 23 %26#8211; May 22: Pawel Dutkiewicz.

Apama Mackey Gallery, 628 E. 11th St., 713.850.8527; mackeygallery.com. Top contemporary, cool shipping container.

Archway Gallery, 2305-A Dunlavy, 713.522.2409; archwaygallery.com. New Montrose digs. March 5 %26#8211; April 1: Fotofest: Debra Bay and Sue Burke Harrington. April 2 %26#8211; 29: Albert Goldreich and Madilyn Stein. April 30 %26#8211; June 3: Catherine Winkler.

Art in the City, 3601 W. Alabama St., 713.552.0900; artinthecity.net. Cool mix. May 15 %26#8211; June 3: Contemporary California artists.

The Artful Corner, 3423 White Oak Dr., 713.426.4278; theartfulcorner.com. American crafts. March 12-April 25: John Henry Childs. March 10-13: In conjunction with%26nbsp;The Society of North American Goldsmiths. March 12: Jewelry artist, Barry Perez.

Art Palace, 3913 Main Street, 281.501.2964; artpalacegallery.com. This hotly anticipated new arrival from Austin catapulted the%26nbsp; Austin art scene from deep underground to cool, important and more mainstream. Through March 6: "Doubled Vision": Jonathan Marsh. March 12 %26#8211; May 1: "Ladies First": Elaine Bradford, Margarita Cabrera, Ali Fitzgerald, Jessica Halonen, Lauren Kelley, Bari Ziperstein.

Barbara Davis Gallery, 4411 Montrose Blvd., 713.520.9200; barbaradavisgallery.com. International to top Texas. Through March 20: "A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks - Departure" : Mie Olise. April 9 - May 1: Andrea Bianconi.

Bering %26amp; James, 805 Rhode Place, 713.524.0101; beringandjames.com. Annual art show. March 12 %26#8211; April 12: Fotofest: %26#8220;Traces of Her%26#8221;: Shelley Carlton. March 20 %26#8211; April 30: "BNIM Architects Presents History Series": Angilee Wilkerson. May 8 %26#8211; June 8: Andrew Scott Dejesse.

Betz Gallery, 1208 W. Gray, 713.576.6954; betzgallery.com. RO eclectic. March 13 %26#8211; April 25: Fotofest: June Russell: "Natural Beauties II Beyond the Petals", "My False Idols": Sergio Santos.

Blossom Street Gallery %26amp; Sculpture Garden, 4809 Blossom St., 713.869.1921; www.blossomstreetgallery.com. Just reopened, good for beginning collectors.

Booker %26#8211; Lowe Gallery, 4623 Feagan St., 713.880.1541; bookerlowegallery.com. Australian Aboriginal. Through March 24: "Prints Charming: Introducing the Warringari Suite." March 25 %26#8211; April 29: Ikuntji. April 30 %26#8211; June%26nbsp;30: "Tanami Traces Works in Porcelain": Pippin Drysdale.

Buchanan Gallery, 220 25th St., Galveston, 409.763.8683; buchanangallery.com. Galveston transplant, mostly Texas stable. March 6 %26#8211; April 10: %26#8220;Resplendent Shores%26#8221;: John C. Dyes. April 17 %26#8211; May 22: Gwendolyn Plunkett. May 29 %26#8211; July 3: "Palimpsest": Deanna Wood.

Canal Street Gallery, 2219 Canal St., 713.223.2219; canalstreetgallery.com. Co-op. March 5 %26#8211; 23: Arthur Turner Students. April 2 %26#8211; 27: Richard Stout. May 7 %26#8211; 25: Sherry Tseng-Hill.
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Cavalier Fine Art, 2158 Bissonet, 713.521.7711; cavalierfineart.com. Check out second location in 5,000 square-foot Bissonnet space and acquire an under-known European 18th or 19th century master.

Contemporary Connoisseur, 1831 Wroxton, 713.256.3491; contemporaryconnoisseur.com. Studio art jewelry. Private dealer.

Ctrl Gallery, 3907 Main St., 713.523.2875; ctrlgallery.com. Emerging internationals. Through March 6: %26#8220;Nothing to see here. Move along.%26#8221; : Ry Fyan, Alexis Granwell, Angel Otero, Alexander Tinei. March 12 %26#8211; April 24: Anders Oinonen %26amp; Philip Vanderhyden. May 7 %26#8211; June 19: Jackie Gendel %26amp; Tom McGrath.

Darke Gallery, 5321 Feagan St., 713.542.3802; darkegallery.com. March 13 %26#8211; April 30: Fotofest: "Finding my own Way": David A. Brown. April 17 %26#8211; May 30: "Pool Party": Michelle O%26#8217;Michael. May 8 - June 30: "US Military Bases": Chad Erpelding.

De Santos Gallery, 1724%26#8211;A Richmond Ave., 713.520.1200; desantosgallery.com. Intriguing photographic. . March 13 %26#8211; April 24: "Crazy from the Heat: 20 Years in the Big Bend ": James H. Evans; "At the Hour of Our Death": Sarah Sudhoff.

Dean Day Gallery, 2639 Colquitt St., 713.520.1021; deandaygallery.com. Contemporary art. Through March 20: Eric Abrecht. March 27 %26#8211; April 24: James Scoppettone. May 1 %26#8211; 29: Neal Hollingsworth.

Deborah Colton Gallery, 2445 North Blvd., 713.869.5151; Project Space, 2500 Summer St.; deborahcoltongallery.com. Global vision, multiple digs. March 13 %26#8211; April 24: Fotofest: Frank Rodick. May 8 %26#8211; June 26: %26#8220;Banter.%26#8221;

Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, 4520 Blossom St., 713.863.7097; dbhbg.com. Enlightened in exquisite setting. March 1 %26#8211; 30: "Floral prototypes": Christopher French; "First Light": James Turrell. April 3 %26#8211; 30: Charles Wiese.

Dunbar Galleries, 2310 Richton St., 713.622.3063; dunbargalleries.com. Artisans and artists from Texas to Morocco.

Elder Street Gallery, 1101 Elder St., 281.250.4889; elderstreetartist.com. In old Jeff Davis Hospital. March 20 %26#8211; April 17: "The Change We Play: Preservation Hall Jazz Band": Shannon Brinkman and Eve Abrams.

G Gallery, 301 E. 11th St., 713.869.4770; ggalleryhouston.com. Edgy incubator. March 6 %26#8211; 29: "My America": Bryan Kuntz. April 3 %26#8211; 26: "Potato Skin": Gerardo Chavez. May 1 %26#8211; 31: "Oh Well": Kelly Allison.

Galleria Lazzara, 5400 Mitchelldale, 713.681.0681. gallerialazzara.com.%26nbsp;

Galeria Regina, 1716 Richmond Ave, 713.523.2524. galeriaregina.com. 1920s historic residence turned new gallery space; owned by artist Regina Verani. March 4 %26#8211; 27: Nancy Fleagle and Jerrie Gast. April 1 %26#8211; 24: Sherry Hogan and Bill Epps. April 29 %26#8211; May 22: Raquel Krepie and FrankMazari.

Gallery 1724, 1724 Bissonnet, 713.582.1198. 1724bissonnet.blogspot.com. Through March 14: Alternative approaches in wearable art: "Not the Family Jewels!" February 6 %26#8211; March 14. March 20 %26#8211; April 25: "In the Beginning": William Winker and Hayden Fosdick. May 8 %26#8211; June 12: Sarah G. Sharp.
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The Gallery at River Oaks, River Oaks Shopping Center 2019 West Gray, 713.520.1563; arthub.com. A good bet for collectors of a more traditional bend. March 25 %26#8211; April 8: Tim O'Toole.

Galerie La Belle Epoque, 8901 Gaylord Dr., 713.377.1055; rwfinearts.com. The Gallery features Post-Impressionist original paintings from the '30s, '40s and '50s, specializing in the 'Boulevard Artists' of Paris.

Gallery M Squared, 325 W. 19th St., 713.861.6070; gallerymsquared.com. Located in the greatly beloved Heights Theatre, Houston artists are first and foremost here. March 3 %26#8211; 21: "Eye Candy": Kelly Alison, N. Blanca, Billie Chasen, Candice Goodwin, Crystal Owens, Abbie Scott, Tahamia Spain, BCCKT. April 21 %26#8211; May 16: "The Things We Leave Behind": Katy Anderson and Patrick Medrano. May 19 %26#8211; June 13: "Dying of Consumption": Simply Smashing Sarah.

Gallery Sonja Roesch, 2309 Caroline St., 713.659.5424; gallerysonjaroesch.com. Euro-American minimalism. March 13 %26#8211; April 28: John Clement. May 15 %26#8211; June 26: Daniel Levine.

The Gite Gallery, 2024 Alabama St., 713.523.3311; thegitegallery.com. Contemporary from the African continent.

Goldesberry Gallery, 2625 Colquitt St., 713.528.0405; goldesberrygallery.com. Crafts haven. Through March 20 %26#8220;Plant lives%26#8221;: Marjorie Simon. March 24 %26#8211; April 24: Kenneth Baskin.

Green House Gallery, 716 W. Alabama, 713.535,6462; greenhouseartgallery.com. Recycled and boho.

Gremillion %26amp; Co. Fine Art, Inc., 2501 Sunset Blvd., 713.522.2701; gremillion.com. Handsome space. Through March 17: "Naturae Natum": Jerrold Burchman. March 3 %26#8211; 20: Fotofest: Fine Print Auction Preview. March 19 %26#8211; April 25: "A Way of Being": Jon Edwards.

Hannah Bacol Busch Fine Art, 2501 S. Shepherd.,713.527.0523; internationaldecorgallery.com. Through April 30: "Man, Woman and Child": Don Gurewitz, Michael Bracey, Pali Dacanay, Kenneth Martin, Margaret Vendreyes, Kerry Coppin, Margaret Lewis, Susie Shapira. March 19: Don Gurewitz Private Show and Talk. April 24: Women Empowerment Event Show. May 28 %26#8211; September 30: "Urban Waters": Micheal Bracey.%26nbsp;

Hanson Galleries, 1101-10 Uptown Park Blvd., 713.552.1242; hansongalleries.com. American crafts. March 5 %26#8211; April 12: "Time Out": Mark Brown and Susan Boss. April 9 %26#8211; 30: "Texas Treasures": Dick Moiel and Cathy Poepell, Michael McDougal, Cyndi Seeberger, David Gappa, Bob Rynearson, Tony and Gretchen Schartz, William Melstrom, Daniel Hawkins, Terry Hagiwara, Renee Lindquist, John Van Domelen, Bill Pottorf, Joe Bunnell. May 1%26#8211; 30: "Artful Women": Mary Rogers, Mary Lowe, Callie Seymour, Suman Sharma, Cathy Poquette, Karen Bradshaw.

Hooks%26#8211;Epstein Galleries, 2631 Colquitt St., 713.522.0718; hooksepsteingalleries.com. 40th Year Celebration. Through March 20: Fotofest: Julie Brook Alexander and Jim Falick. March 27 %26#8211; April 24: Ward Sanders. May 1 %26#8211; 29: Pang-Chieh Hsu.

Inman Gallery, 3901 Main St., 713.526.7800; inmangallery.com. Repping Core kids since 1990. Through March 6: Donna Frankfort: Pictures. March 12 %26#8211; May 1: "Albedo": Demetrius Oliver.%26nbsp; May 7 %26#8211; June 19: "Wunderkammer": Darren Waterston.

Isaac Raijman Studio, 832.527.1551; circulocompleto.com. Compelling surreal oil on canvases by prominent MD. By appointment.

Jack Meier Gallery, 2310 Bissonnet St., 713.526.2983; jackmeiergallery.com. Mainstay. May 15 %26#8211; 29: Stacy Kamin.

Joanna Gallery, 4014 Graustark St., Joannex, 1401 Branard, 713.825.1803; thejoanna.org. Hip, important Montrose space in an artist%26#8217;s living room. Mach 13 %26#8211; 30: "Das , Dat, Deez, Doz, Deux" (Joannex). April 2 %26#8211; 25: "Loving Life, loving long" (Joanna). April 17 %26#8211; 25 "How artists instruct" (Joannex). May 8 %26#8211; 26 "Gardenz": Anne J. Regan. (Joanna). May 22 %26#8211; 29: "New Soundz, Loud music tutorial" (Joannex).

John Cleary Gallery, 2635 Colquitt St., 713.524.5070; johnclearygallery.com. Respected photo source. Through March 20: %26#8220;Still City%26#8221;: Jefferson Hayman. March 27 %26#8211; April 24: %26#8220;Reconstructions%26#8221;: Charles Grogg. May 1 %26#8211; 29: Maggie Taylor and Jerry Uelsmann.

John Palmer Art, 1218 Heights Blvd., 713.861.6726; johnpalmerart.com. HQ for mixed-media master John Palmer. By appointment.

Koelsch Gallery, 703 Yale St., 713.626.0175; koelschgallery.com. Totes Texans to fairs. Through March 27: "To Land to Sea": Gail Siptak. April 1 %26#8211; May 1: Fotofest: "The Big Picture: Photographs from West Texas and Mexico": Tyle Whitham. May 6 %26#8211; June 5: Nelda Gilliam.

La Colombe d%26#8217;Or Art Gallery, 2718 Stetson Lane, 713.524.7999; lacolombedor.com. In historic hotel. March 10 %26#8211; 14:%26nbsp; "From Paris to the Mediterranean": Various European Artists. May 12 %26#8211; 19: "An Artist's Journey": Jorge Aguilar-Agon.

Laura Rathe Fine Art, 2707 Colquitt St., 713.824.3575; laurarathe.com. Engaging abstraction. March 27 %26#8211; April 24: Katherine Houston, Cookie Ashton, Ray Phillips, and Tamara Robertson. May 1 %26#8211; 29 : "The Lavish and Squalor Years": Ray Donley.

Logan Fine Arts, 2905 Sackett St., 713.781.2402; loganfinearts.com. Edward Lee Hendricks to Larry Bell.

McClain Gallery, 2242 Richmond Ave., 713.520.9988; mcclaingallery.com. Cool minimalism. Through March 20: "Norman Bluhm: 1948-1998, A Retrospective of Works on Paper." March 13 %26#8211; April 17: Fotofest: Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher. March 25 %26#8211; April 29: David Row. May 6 - June 10: Karin Broker.

McMurtrey Gallery, 3508 Lake St., 713.523.8238; mcmurtreygallery.com. Abstract to figurative. Through March 20: "FotoFest: Shangri-La": Keith Carter. March 27 %26#8211; April 24: Robert Kinsell.

McWhorter Gallery, 2219 Canal St., 713.868.4616; mcwhortergallery.com. By appointment only. March 12 %26#8211; 26: Justin Garcia, Roberto Del Rio, Anne-Joelle Galley, Belinda Smith and others. March 27 %26#8211; April 22: Ian Anderson, Kevin Peterson, Roberto Del Rio, Jane Dipaolo, Taft McWhorter, Lindsay Peyton and other artists.%26nbsp; April 24 %26#8211; May 28: Taft McWhorter.

Meredith Long %26amp; Company, 2323 San Felipe St., 713.523.6671; meredithlonggallery.com. Established 1957. Through March 20: Billy Hassell. March 25 %26#8211; April 15: Henrietta Alexander. April 22 %26#8211; May 15: Mary Cassatt.

Michelle Y Williams, 3600 Kirby Dr., 713521.7701; michelleywilliams.com. Painting, sculpture, and furniture, which stylistically speaking can only be described as Cy Twombly meets early Roman fresco painting, can all be found here.%26nbsp; March 27%26#8211; April 30: "Uncut": Michelle Y Williams. May 1 %26#8211; 31: Michelle Y Williams.

GalleryMoody Gallery, 2815 Colquitt St., 713.526.9911; moodygallery.com. Absolutely stellar and Texan. Through March 27: %26#8220;Taxonomy of Unusual Events on the Mountain%26#8221;: Charles Mary Kubricht. March 12 %26#8211; April 17: %26#8220;On Books%26#8221;: Manual. May 1 %26#8211; 30: Dan Sutherland.

Muir Fine Art Gallery, 302 Stafford St., 281.497.8009; muirfineartgallery.com. West Houston venue for American, European and Australian art of diverse styles and mediums.

Na%26#252;-haus, 223 E. 11th St., 281.615.4148; texascollaborative.com. Dan Allison%26#8217;s digs. March 6 %26#8211; 28: "Hide and Seek": Lydia Bodnar Balahutrak. April 6 %26#8211; 26: Houston Dallas Smack Down. May 8 %26#8211; 30: Marcie Harnden.

New Gallery/Thom Andriola, 2627 Colquitt St., 713.520.7053; newgallery.net. Colquitt anchor. Through March 25: "Sublime Decadence". March 27 %26#8211; April 27: "Vision and Light": Valentin Popov. May 1 %26#8211; June 1: "The American Dream": Sheryle Kelley.

Nolan%26#8211;Rankin Galleries, #6 Chelsea Blvd., 713.528.0664; nolan-rankingalleries.com. French school. March 20: Lecture Series: "Crating and Freighting Fine%26nbsp;Arts and Antiques": Chris Alk. April 23 %26#8211; May 31: %26#8220;Joyeux Moments%26#8221;: Pierre Pivet.

Obsidian Gallery, 3522 White Oak at Harvard, 713.231.8967; hardakerandhardaker.com. March 12 %26#8211; 13: "Language of Bones":%26nbsp; Tim Johnson. April 9 (6 %26#8211; 9 pm) : "Machiene Memoir": Gary Parkins; "Qui Judicas Terram:" David Hardaker. April 16 %26#8211; 17: Marie Valdez. April 23 %26#8211; 24: "Compulsion to Touch": Clifford Peck. May 21 %26#8211; 22: Kelly Devine.

Off The Wall Gallery, Galleria I, Level 1, 5015 Westheimer Road, 713.871.0940; offthewallgallery.com. Gleaming new space. May 22 %26#8211; 23: Alexandra Nechita.

Optical Project, 1125 E. 11th St. Houston, Texas, 713.863.7112; billdavenport.com. Owned/curated by former Core Fellow Bill Davenport, proprietor of the adjoining Bill%26#8217;s Junk. Through April 3: Santiago Cucullu. April 16 %26#8211; May 22: Melissa Thorne. (Through PG Contemporary)

Parkerson Gallery, 3510 Lake St., 713.524.4945; parkersongallery.com. Noted secondary-market dealer. New acquisitions. March 20 - May 1: Fotofest: Ann Stautberg.

Peel Gallery, 4411 Montrose Blvd., 713.520.8122; peelgallery.org. Design destination. March 12 - April 16: Laura Letinsky. April 23 - May 29: Tom Lauermann. June 4 - July 24: "Peel Presents Time": Christian Postma, Maarten Baas and Jose Alvarez.

PerezCohen Gallery, Roving locations, 2308 Elmen, 713.870.1840; PerezCohenGallery.com. Co-owned by Heights art market denizen.

PG Contemporary, 1125 E. 11th St. (temporary space through April 3), 347.461.6543; pgcontemporary@gmail.com. Watch for pop-ups curated by Zoya Tommy, painter and RISD - UH - grad. April: Allison Wiese, Kara Hearn,%26nbsp; J. Hill, Jeff Forester, Robert Harrington, Stephanie Martz (Roving location: Poissant Gallery).

Poissant Gallery, 5102 Center St., 713.868.9337; poissantgallery.com. Formerly a church. March 5 %26#8211; April 17: "Annica": Jawshing Arthur Liou, "Favorites": Laine Whitcomb, "Telltale Signs: Baume 1": Robert Tracy Brown, "Shadow of a Dream": Alex Van Fleet. May 1 %26#8211; 29: Liza Littlefield and Lee Littlefield.

Redbud Gallery, 303 E. 11th St., 713.862.2532; redbudgallery.com. Subversive. March 13 -28: Fotofest- Birgit Langhammer. April 3 -25: Gerardo Chavez. May 1-30: Mary Brennaman.

Retro Gallery, 1839 W. Alabama St., 713.522.7074; retrogallery.com. Vintage poster art.

Rudolph Projects/ArtScan Gallery, 1836 Richmond Ave., 713.807.1836; rudolphprojects.com. Big participant in fairs. March 13 %26#8211; April 10: Casey Williams. April 17 %26#8211; May 15: "Terra Infirma": Dixie Friend Gaye. May 22 %26#8211; June 26: "Dark Night of the Soul": Matthew Bourbon.

Sculptures by Design, CityCentre: 12848 Queensbury, Suite 204, 713.304.8876; Greenway Plaza: 24 Greenway plaza Suite 200, 7136230550; sculpturesbydesign.com. Still curating her original Greenway Plaza digs Denslow has added a second location at CityCentre, branching into other media. Through April 6: "Grass is Greener on the Other Side": Holly Denslow (CityCentre). April 8 %26#8211; May 1: "Enlightenment": New Mexico%26nbsp; painter Sarah Hartshorne (CityCentre). April 9 %26#8211; May 1: "Enlightenment": Isabelle Dupuy (Greenway Plaza). April 26 %26#8211; May 7: "Off Shore and On Land": Houston photographer Jim Olive (both locations).

Sicardi Gallery, 2246 Richmond Ave., 713.529.1313; sicardi.com. Latin-American. March 13 - April 3: Fotofest: "Open Secrets": Luis Mallo.%26nbsp;April 8 - May 15: Manuel Espinosa. May 22 %26#8211; July 3: Thomas Glassford.

Simpson Galleries, 4001 Main St., 713.524.6751; simpsongalleries.com. Houston%26#8217;s oldest fine-art auctioneers. March 28: Estate of Walter Stockard of Houston. May 30: Estate of Henry Gilpin of Pennsylvania. "TEX.LIC.6899 and B.P. 17.5%."

Skydive, 3400 Montrose, 713.551.349; theskydive.org. Artist initiative by%26nbsp;Sasha Dela and%26nbsp;Ariane Roesch. March 26 %26#8211; May 15: "Skydive Office of Cultural Affairs Presents: A Show of Proposals." May 29 %26#8211; June 19: "Ambien Beant."

Texas Gallery, 2012 Peden St., 713.524.1593; texgal.com. Powerhouse. Through March 27: Francesca Fuchs. March 13 %26#8211; April 17: Jacinda Russell and Nancy Douthey. April 9 %26#8211; May 15: Carl Palazzolo.

Thornwood Gallery, 1201 Birdsall St., 713.861.2787; 2643 Colquitt St., 713.528.4278; thornwoodgallery.com. Variety emphasized. Through March 16: "Contrast": Misha Gordon and Michael Levin. Through March 17: "Only in Texas": Sam Caldwell, Tommy LaVergne,%26nbsp;Cheng Lian, John Maisano, Pat Moberley Moore, Maxine Price. March 27: John Schuyler. Aril 17: %26#8220;Be-Leafs%26#8221;: Kevin Box. May 1: Bob Chrzanowski.

Travis Hedemann Young at Heart Art, 1025 S. Shepherd #459, 713.819.9110; youngatheartart.com. Vibrant pop-style paintings, custom commissions. By appointment.

Vaughan Christopher Gallery, 1217 S. Shepherd, 713.533.0816; vaughanchristopher.com. Top prints shop. April 22 %26#8211;%26nbsp;May 15: %26#8220;American Pop.%26#8221;

Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose Blvd., 713.521.2977; wadewilsonart.com. Important and international. Through March 27: McKay Otto. April 1 %26#8211; 28: Libbie Masterson. April 30 %26#8211; May 29: Mac Whitney.

William Reaves Fine Art, 2313 Brun St., 713.521.7500; reavesart.com. Vintage Texas. March 5 %26#8211; 27: "Harold Bugbee: A Brand of His Own." April 9 %26#8211; May 1: "Roads Less Traveled: Jon Flaming's Texas." May 14 %26#8211; June 5: "The Texas Aesthetic III: Contemporary Texas Regionalism": Randy Bacon, Jon Flaming, William Young, Robert Harrison, William Montgomery, Margie Crisp, Erik Sprohge, Hunter George and others.

Yale Street Arts Market, 548 W. 19th St., 713.802.1213; yalestreetmarket.com. Crafts to fine art.

Current as of press time. Please call for schedule if not noted. Additional exhibitions often listed online.
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Image at top: Lauren Kelley's, "Garden 1," 2008, at The Art Palace

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