Author Archive

A Storied Snow White comes to Catastrophic Theatre

Once upon a time—a strange, tumultuous time called the 1960s—there lived a storyteller named Donald Barthelme.... | Read More

On Her Own Terms: Melissa Cody at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

One of the funniest episodes of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm involves Larry David, aiming to score points with his love interest’s flamboyantly effeminate son Greg, buying the seven-year-old a sewing machine to the dismay of Greg’s mother, who hasn’t yet come to terms with her son’s likely sexuality. ... | Read More

Hiding in Plain Sites: CounterCurrent Artists Reveal Stories throughout Houston

In 2014, the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts blazed a trail into the world of festival programming. ... | Read More

SHOW UP: Robert Hodge

“The music has always been there, lingering in my presence,” said Robert Hodge, a Houston-based artist. ... | Read More

Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns at the McNay

Artists—Americans, in some cases, expatriates in others—played key behind-the-scenes roles in helping to decide which European paintings and sculpture would comprise what became some of the great public collections in the United States. ... | Read More

Young & Outstanding: Houston’s WindSync & Kinetic Team Up

WindSync seems plenty youthful when you look at a photo, but let’s take another vantage point. The Houston quintet spends about 120 days a year on the road -- hardly the mark of a fledgling group. ... | Read More

The Blanton’s Vertical Leap: What a Difference a Rehang Makes

I’ve had a soft spot for the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin since it was the Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery. ... | Read More

Lam Gift Makes SAMA a Center for Indigenous Australian Works

The captivating exhibition Of Country and Culture: The Lam Collection of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Art, on view through May 14 at the San Antonio Museum of Art, kicks off with a notice to visitors that’s as startling as it is salutary.... | Read More

Rare Works, Beloved Classics & Surprises: Houston Ballet’s 2017-2018 Season

At first glance, Houston Ballet's 2017/2018 Season can look like a crash course in ballet, with something for everyone, including ballet connoisseurs, contemporary enthusiasts and those completely new to the art form.... | Read More

The Arts Matter: The 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards

Very few artists create in a cultural or political vacuum, and some of the greatest artists in history have produced work that reflects and confronts the societal issues and struggles of their era. ... | Read More
Sign up for the DADA Newsletter