A vibrant new book by photographer Frederick R. Preston and former Texas poet laureate Carmen Tafolla captures San Antonio’s wealth of public murals, mosaics, and sculptures.
In one shared gallery, contemporary portraitist Kehinde Wiley and Baroque-era painter Artemisia Gentileschi both depict the violent biblical story of Judith.
Scott Wade’s dusty windshield paintings are a temporary art form that makes a lasting impression.
The Beaumont photographer zeroed in on the dignity of East Texas residents in his 1989 Texas Monthly photo essay.
Patrick McGrath Muñiz has crafted a beautiful deck that provokes questions about social justice, climate change, and your own way forward.
As her latest works vividly demonstrate, the Houston visual artist is the perfect balm for our era of polarization and bullying.
Dawna Gillespie’s handcrafted earrings and necklaces are truly one of a kind.
Texas Monthly writer Michael Ennis’s profile of museum director Walter Hopps took readers inside the Menil Collection’s founding.
A smoking octopus and pointy-eared aliens: Johnson's sketches on political letterhead are wonderfully weird.
Our staffers share the art and entertainment they're most looking forward to this summer, from an opera about Frida Kahlo to a true-crime book about a famous Austin gangster.
Bill Richardson’s creations from discarded metal were featured numerous times on Texas Country Reporter, but our friendship remains near and dear to my heart.
Lubbock-based artist Jon Whitfill is on a mission to transform discarded texts into eye-popping works of art.
The show, which focuses on the Islamic influence on the 175-year-old French brand, is poised to be a summer hit.
In the captivating show, on view at the McNay, San Antonio native Donald Moffett remixes the museum’s collection alongside his own work.
The Austin-based artist recycles discarded plastic into beautiful animal sculptures and hopes to inspire others to eliminate waste.
Texas Country Reporter remembers the late artist, whose San Antonio house was covered from corner to corner in art, memories, and poetry.
This April, the Blaffer Art Museum will display Francis’s portraits of Texans from Beyoncé to Ann Richards—some of which appeared in this magazine.
Roel Flores’s folk art paintings are poignant and colorful, and his work is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s permanent collection.
Houston sculptor John Havel discovered he was living with a genius. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, my parrot can make Giacomettis.’ ”
A dystopian puppet show and aisles of groceries made out of plastic bags kick off Fusebox Festival 2022.
The anonymous artist calls the piece “a light-hearted jab . . . at America’s propensity for ever-expanding excess.”
Fridamania for the Instagram age takes hold in digital exhibits in Houston and Dallas.
Texas Country Reporter revisits James H. Evans after thirty years. His long career has taken different turns, but his unwavering commitment to the people and places of West Texas defines his legacy.
From inside their shop, the wife-and-husband duo explain how they capture the universe in spiraling steel structures as tall as four-story buildings.
In Fredericksburg, Perkins’s creative approach to life can be seen in every inch of his one-of-a-kind retreat.
Painter Sedrick Huckaby has converted his late grandmother's Fort Worth home into Kinfolk House, a venue designed to bring art to "regular people."
Dinah Bowman is a world-renowned artist specializing in a fish printing technique. The results are rich, textured, and colorful. You have to see it for yourself.
From her studio near the Chihuahuan Desert, Alice Leese paints what it feels like to be out on the ranch.
How Houston's Museum of Fine Arts overtook the Menil Collection.
When artist Cindee Klement designed an eight-hundred-pound sculpture to connect us with the soil under our feet, she got more than she bargained for.
Ariel René Jackson’s "A Welcoming Place" will likely be one of the more discussed Austin art shows of the season.
A new virtual reality experience launches you to the International Space Station, where you join the crew and see Earth like you’ve never seen it before.
Texans have five days to celebrate Wayne Thiebaud, the late painter famous for his delectable still lifes, at an eye-popping retrospective in San Antonio.
The late sculptor Robert Bruno's unfinished home—a Lubbock-area landmark—is becoming a vacation rental. His friends are distressed.
Baldwin, who died in December, fought in Korea, met Picasso, traveled the world, and, with his wife, Wendy Watriss, made Houston a photography capital.
The singer-songwriter-artist reveals the inspirations behind his music in a multimedia museum show in Austin.
From Leon Bridges’s home in Fort Worth to a vibrant coral reef near Galveston, this year took our photographers to some truly unforgettable places.
While teaching in the Panhandle, the painter fell in love with the “wonderfully big” plains—and acquired an eye for light that would make her one of the all-time greats.
He wasn’t always kind, but he was kind to me in ways that mattered a great deal.
‘Texas Monthly’ contributors share which works best captured a year that seems to defy categorization—and which shows they’re looking forward to in 2022.
The Valley’s landscapes and people are subjects of a transporting art exhibit in San Antonio's Presa House gallery.
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.