This revelatory show at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston finds the beat between gospel, blues, jazz, and visual art.
The celebrated Fort Worth writer and entrepreneur spent most of his life in exile from his home state. But it never lost its grip on his imagination.
An annual tour of artist studios opts for a wider map as cost of living blows up the east side of the city.
A Luis Jiménez exhibition in Austin focuses on Southwestern themes in the art of the late, great El Pasoan.
Reclusive mailman and genius autodidact Kermit Oliver shows himself to be a hidden gem of Texas painting.
Niki de Saint Phalle fired rifles at her canvases, creating dazzling explosions of color.
An ambitious traveling exhibition asks how we became a state of endless fences, dams, and gas flares.
Photographer David Johnson pays joyful homage to the 49-year-old festival, where revelers gather for late-night jam sessions around the campfire.
A dozen Texas artists tackle subjects both famous (Selena) and personal (family migration, motherhood) in this Texas Biennial show.
A new exhibit in Houston's Fifth Ward is an homage to—and a critique of—one of the country's first racially integrated art shows.
The 2021 Texas Biennial abounds with new monuments for a state and art community in transition.
In Rockport, a celebrated artist is planning to install sculptures depicting the first contact between European explorers and the Karankawa. Is it a representation of a key moment in the area’s history, or a glorification of colonialism?
Morgan Page and Dustin Rice spent nearly three years roaming the state for "Bones of Texas," which features images of long-gone communities.
Chronic Illness Cost This Former Dallas Museum Director Her Career. Embracing Novelty Gave Her New Life.
Working with UT-Dallas's Center for BrainHealth, Bonnie Pitman uses her art expertise to help physicians and people living with debilitating conditions.
His works incorporate redacted FBI documents, vintage records, and a saxophone deep-fried like a chicken wing.
The Houston-based website makes use of blockchain technology—and an element of surprise—to attract a sizable new audience for computer-generated works.
A Dallas exhibit of 179 mostly never-before-seen works shows that the beloved songwriter was also a serious artist.
He’s spent more than seven years documenting the city’s life, landscape, and architecture.
The Van Gogh projection-room craze comes to Austin, with Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio on deck.
Often described as a ghost town, this Central Texas community is alive and well.
A 2022 Texas state artist makes his life work from Houston's urban frontier.
Reginald Adams led the team that designed ‘Absolute Equality,’ a landmark mural marking the spot where slavery was abolished in Texas.
The empathic gaze of the Fort Worth artist is on view at Austin’s Blanton Museum this summer and fall.
The prolific graffiti writer has tagged his or her (or their) name across Houston, Austin, and beyond, as followers and police sift through clues about the artist's identity.
Inspired by her grandmother's collection, the San Marcos–born artist is fascinated by spoons, cake servers, and soup ladles.
Vibrant tropical plants and prickly cacti grow alongside original sculptures by Mexican artists, in a tribute to the artist's love of the natural world.
A half century ago, the maverick curator Dave Hickey closed down A Clean Well-Lighted Place. He left behind an art scene that would never be the same.
Plus: a nine-year-old Texan steals the show in ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ and a podcast revisits the 2003 backlash against the Chicks.
Gaze at one of her vivid, mesmerizing paintings, and you'll see more the longer you look.
Video: The mother-son team are behind some of the city's most colorful murals.
A New, (Literally) Underground Art Installation in a Houston Cistern Reflects Our Lost-in-Space Pandemic Moment
Anri Sala’s immersive work is an eerily out-of-time experience.
The city’s flourishing art scene doesn’t get enough credit. One pandemic-safe way to appreciate it: a walking tour of more than a dozen outdoor murals.
They didn’t manage to steal any art, but they did vanish into a storm drain.
The Huffman-based artist’s larger-than-life portraits of Black women are on view at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas.
Her paintings grapple with pain, loss, and mortality in ways that still resonate today.
The San Marcos venture has the airbrushed, colorful backgrounds and kitschy props that I've studied in my family's albums.
I shape clay not to hone the skill but to escape a day job that’s all about honing. Like the philosopher Laozi, I find the value of my handiwork comes from what’s not there.
The Houston-born painter explores questions of faith alongside the myths and legends of Texas history.
Edward Carey’s whimsical black-and-white portraits mark milestones both personal and political.
Roses are red. Bluebonnets are blue. We made these virtual valentines just for you.
During the past few years, a small group of girls in Marfa has used the simple wooden stool to create a business that has, well, legs.
Carlos Ramirez’s ‘Altar to a Dream’ honors his parents, who traveled across Texas and the U.S. to pick crops.
Deborah Roberts Has Exhibited Art Worldwide. She Hasn’t Had a Solo Museum Show in Her Hometown—Until Now
The Austin artist has been creating distinctive, large-scale collages for years.
Plus: online classes at Austin Bat Cave, embroidery patterns from a Bryan designer, and the best Texas-themed Instagram accounts.
Flaming grew up in suburbia, dreaming of his grandparents’ cattle ranch. His work is angular, almost cubist, reimagining the Western art genre.
From a homing pigeon in flight to a kayaking trip on the lower Pecos River, these are our favorite images from the year.
Locals are mourning the demolition of a mysterious tourist draw, art installation, and town in-joke.
Once one of Texas’s most prominent artists, Winter was known for depicting idyllic rural scenes and the good life in Dallas. But his later, more experimental work is just as interesting.
After decades of planning, the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building will open this weekend as a showcase of modern and contemporary art.
A Houston exhibit of images scavenged from junk shops and flea markets offers a view of the past that anticipates the present.