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A Lesson in Looking: McNay Art Museum Focuses on Minimalism

San Antonio’s McNay Art Museum operated for decades with a major gap in its holdings. “When you think of all 20th-century art, the U.S. made two huge contributions to the canon,” says Lyle W. Williams, the McNay’s curator of prints and drawings.... | Read More

Ready for the Classics: Avant Chamber Ballet Tackles ‘The Nutcracker’ and More

Dallas’s Avant Chamber Ballet is taking the plunge: The seven-year-old company unveils its first staging of The Nutcracker, complete with a live orchestra, on Dec. 20.... | Read More

Texas Studio: Brendan Bourque-Sheil

Houston playwright Brendan Bourque-Sheil describes his journey to his current situation as a rollercoaster with many trips to “the deep end.”... | Read More

A Lonely Beauty: ‘The Children’ at the Rec Room

Two women, old friends but decades absent from each other, have tea in an isolated British seaside cottage.... | Read More

Magpies and Peacocks: Art, High Fashion, and Saving the Planet

A visit to the cavernous EaDO warehouse at 908 Live Oak Street in Houston, the physical home of the groundbreaking non-profit design house Magpies & Peacocks (M&P), leaves a mélange of aesthetic impressions that reflects the environmental sustainability mission of the organization, yet defies definition.... | Read More

The ACTX Top Ten: November 2019

The top ten arts and culture events happening across the Lone Star State in November, 2019.... | Read More

Unsettled Images: Beatriz González at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Every once in a while, an artist steals our attention and shakes, shocks, or stuns us into awareness. Colombian artist Beatriz González also graciously opens our minds in the process, exposing the world to us in ways we may not have considered.... | Read More

Selecting the season: Stage West’s 2019-20 lineup

For the past 40 years, Fort Worth’s Stage West has been producing works that challenge, inspire, and entertain.... | Read More

Fall for Impressionism: Morisot and Monet to Picasso at MFAH

To see an Impressionist painting is to peer back in time as only art allows us to do.... | Read More

Tour de Force: Year 18 of the East Austin Studio Tour

The phrase “art studio tour” doesn’t typically bring to mind mass crowds of visitors, city-wide organizational partnerships, or heated discussions about escalating real estate prices.... | Read More
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