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Virtual Flores Mexicanas exhibition

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art surveys changing representations of women in paintings, works on paper, and textiles early in 20th-century Mexican art through works by some of Mexico’s most renowned artists. The exhibition is inspired by the loan of the monumental painting Flores Mexicanas by Alfredo Ramos Martínez to the DMA from the Missouri History... | Read More

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Explosions + Reverberations: CounterCurrent 2020

Since 2014, Houston has been host to a citywide takeover. For one week in April, the city itself is activated as a site for art, creativity, social consciousness, and dialogue as the CounterCurrent festival and its artists spread throughout the inner loop to hold a series of provocative performances.... | Read More

Room to Move: Nicole Eisenman at The Contemporary Austin

Emotion, individualism, unfettered expression, fruitful rebellion, and spontaneous movement are not often the makings of everyday life. But sometimes the storm and stress of life bring such things into being.... | Read More

The Visual Manifesto of Mark Bradford at The Modern

Bradford, who was a hairdresser in his mother’s Los Angeles salon before enrolling at CalArts, was influenced by the work of artists like Piet Mondrian and Agnes Martin, who he learned about during trips to Europe.... | Read More

From Faraway Lands to the Apocalypse, Soluna Festival Is All About Adventure

The Dallas Symphony’s 2020 Soluna festival will encompass all that and more. The annual music and arts showcase, opening April 3, will feature Dallas artists plus globe-trotting guests; traditional concerts and multimedia immersions; a live incarnation of an acclaimed rock ’n’ roll album as well as a documentary film whose subjects perform in person in front of it.... | Read More

Expanding Histories at Austin’s Fusebox 2020

Artists grappling with the political has been the norm for thousands of years, but when art and social-political questioning merge at an interdisciplinary performance festival like Austin’s Fusebox Festival 2020 (April 15-19), the results can sometimes expand artistic boundaries.... | Read More

Our Stories Onstage: How Dallas grew one of the nation’s biggest LGBTQ theater companies

Nearly 20 years ago, Craig Lynch and Jeff Rane took a look around Dallas and noticed a gap. Despite having the sixth-biggest population of LGBTQ people in the nation and a reputation as one of the country’s most gay-friendly cities, no theater company in Dallas was regularly producing theater that told this community’s stories.... | Read More

From Comedy to Tragedy: Expect Variety at Fort Worth Opera’s 2020 Festival

Attention, opera-goers: If you’ve been looking for a chance to change the mind of “that one friend” who swears they don’t like opera, this could be the time.... | Read More

Texas Studio: Lina Dib

Lina Dib is a collector. Objects, affects, memories, and sounds; one may be stored in a cabinet, another on a hard drive.... | Read More
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