Before Palo Pinto Mountains State Park opens its doors the public, Billy Hassell, whose career is intertwined with wildlife conservation, got a sneak peek—sketchbook and watercolors in hand.
Tamir Kalifa has received the 2024 American Mosaic Journalism Prize for his work documenting the aftermath of the Uvalde shooting.
An initiative by Art League Houston and artist Nyssa Juneau aims to make the historic art form of naked portraiture safe for the digital age.
The Border Biennial/Bienal Fronteriza, a group show of artists from the border, has gotten even more relevant since its debut in 2008.
Marfa Invitational has suffered IRS troubles and board member shuffling, but founder Michael Phelan is counting ‘Sleeping Figure’ a victory.
'Everyone wants a T. Rex,’ says Casandra Sowards, lead sculptor at Allen's Billings Productions, a leading maker of animatronic dinosaurs.
“Texas has no cultural tradition of trolls,” wrote one.
Think lots and lots of cowboy hats.
This year our photographers traveled underground, embedded with feral hogs, and spent a day on Tanya Tucker’s ranch.
The Von Erichs get the Hollywood treatment, Tomball raises its stein, Beyoncé resurrects the Renaissance tour, and a Houston artist is golden.
The Art Car Museum’s reopened retrospective spotlights the deeply personal collages made by one half of Texas’s legendary art power couple.
Watercolorist Sara Drescher starts her creative process at thrift shops and animates her still lifes with feminist themes.
San Antonio photographer Al Rendón brings fifty years of rock and street photography to the Witte Museum.
Mike Capron never felt comfortable until he settled west of the Pecos River.
Behind a rim of freeze-dried giant bamboo and scraggly trees, in a Houston Heights neighborhood caught between old apartments and new townhomes, lies the compound that has been artist Nestor Topchy’s laboratory for twenty-odd years. His place is a natural habitat for wildlife and his own wildest dreams; if there could
Jesse Lott, the influential cofounder of Project Row Houses who died last week at age eighty, was a genius in his own right.
For the latest iteration of the art empire’s otherworldly brand, Meow Wolf has chosen an exotic locale: a suburban Texas mall.
The San Antonio museum is delighting Texans (and finding new fans nationwide) on the new social media platform.
Self-trained muralist Roberto Marquez creates public art after mass shootings and other tragedies. Unfortunately for everyone, he’s been very busy.
Malin’s ubiquitous aerial images of beaches, versions of which you can purchase on puzzles, rugs, towels, and more, are a hallmark of our era.
A Buc-ee’s representative tells Texas Monthly cleaning crews were promptly dispatched to the remote location.
Long an under-the-radar destination, the Alpine museum is transformed by its graceful new addition and the West Texas artworks inside.
Meow Wolf finally opens! Jamie Foxx returns to Netflix! Erykah Badu is on tour! Vampires are at war?
The superstar has a collection of memorabilia on display in North Texas. But for die-hard Taylor Swift fans, is it worth the trip?
Kerrville has everything you're looking for in a Hill County getaway and more.
Co-owner Miguel Martin is the creative talent behind the one-of-a-kind papier-mâché sculptures featured at the downtown store.
Among the honors Texas Monthly received was a nomination in the Society of Publication Designers’ prestigious Brand of the Year category.
A major exterior improvement project for the UT art museum builds excitement, but old cracks show.
It took a music producer to bring together the powerful pairing of grungy Austinite Tim Kerr and Houston sophisticate Robert Hodge, who worked together to create 40 paintings.
Frank Kozik, the Austin-based designer, who died this week, captured a generation with his posters for groups like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and the Beastie Boys.
As Picnic Surf Shapes, Dallas artist Gregory Ruppe hand-builds wooden boards with an ecological and political message.
"Day Jobs," on view at the Blanton Museum of Art, argues that beauty and inspiration can be found even during a nine-to-five.
Juan Velazquez decided to pursue art in 2020. Since then, he’s painted dozens of murals fighting racism and gentrification.
Spring has sprung at the Cottonwood Art Festival, featuring over 200 artists, live music, irresistible food, and craft beer.
Famous for portraits of Houston’s Black community, Hudnall's work is recognized around the world while his subject matter remains distinctly local.
How should we feel about Reynier Leyva Novo’s shockingly on-the-nose new sauna installation?
Wichita, Kansas has something for everyone this spring.
Lyne Raff gets up close and personal with moths, cicadas, and other intricate insects.
Beki Morris creates mosaic images from wine corks. By playing with textures, colors, and shapes, she creates impressive depth and detail.
When most Texans think of Pensacola, Florida, they envision sugar-white sand and sunny weather—but just minutes from the beach the city’s creative community is thriving and ready to entertain visitors.
The Wittliff Collections’ current exhibition honors the fifty-year history of Texas Monthly.
“Soy de Tejas” is an ambitious survey exhibition at the Centro de Artes Gallery featuring forty up-and-coming artists from around the state.
Mark Nesmith is an art teacher and Beaumont native with a simple message: you don't need to travel far to foster a creative life.
Embroidery artist Jane Reichle creates miniature works of art inspired by iconic Nudie suits, on view in Austin through March 30.
An anxiety-inducing new show at the Modern Art Museum reminds us just how thoroughly screens have co-opted our daily lives.
Treviño’s biographer reflects on the artist’s legacy.
Glen Andrews describes a glassblowing process as equally informed by philosophy and meditation as it is by craftsmanship.
To mark the state park system’s centennial, the Bullock hosts an exhibit dedicated to the great outdoors.
Natalie Irish describes her lipstick-art process as “making out with a canvas.” Her stamplike technique showcases her unique brand of creativity and playful irreverence.
Jeffie Brewer’s sculptures transform rusty metal into whimsical figures that look like drawings from a coloring book.