Sedrick Huckaby's Big Momma's House in Fort Worth

Art

Storytelling, news, and reviews about works of art and the artists behind them

Art |
February 1, 1992

Long Shot

Bert Long comes to Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum by way of the Fifth Ward, the Marines, haute cuisine—and the Prix de Rome.

Art |
November 1, 1991

Fishing Cabin on the Pedernales River

Austinite Rebecca McEntee’s nostalgic view of a Hill Country retreat appears in Texas on a Roll–Images of Texas by Texas Photographers (Thomasson-Grant, $50), a project of the state’s three chapters of the American Society of Magazine Photographers. Members were asked to submit the best of their work. Some 160 photographers

Art |
November 1, 1991

Fab Three

The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, heroes of hippiedom, are alive and well and living in Paris.

Art |
November 1, 1991

Double Visions

Melissa Miller’s latest paintings are a dark departure from her past; a Rauschenberg retrospective examines his youthful eye.

Art |
September 30, 1991

Firefighter at the End of the Day

Paris-based Sebastião Salgado was among the international corps of photographers who converged on Kuwait last February to document the oil-field inferno that the retreating Iraqis left behind. On assignment for the New York Times Magazine, Salgado also captured the crushing weariness of the firefighters, many of whom worked for Texas

Art |
September 30, 1991

Buried Treasures

Sifting through stored collections, the Dallas Museum of Art discovers a tradition of spiritual subtlety among Texas artists.

Art |
July 31, 1991

Earl Campbell on Mount Bonnell, Austin

Photograph by Michael O’BrienMichael O’Brien put the legendary Heisman trophy winner on the highest available pedestal for this shot. Campbell joins the trio of other famous Texans —Nolan Ryan, George Strait, and former Miss USA Gretchen Polhemus—who have posed looking spiffy for Wrangler’s “Western originals” advertising campaign, created by

Art |
September 30, 1990

State of the Art

Rich Clarkson brings a new perspective to Texas A&M honor guards “humping it”—Aggies claim the peculiar crouch helps project yells—in game day usa, a survey of college football culture by 22 photographers, just issued by Kodak/Thomasson-Grant.

Art |
June 30, 1990

State of the Art

Nine-Year-Old Brent Cunningham just after his Red Brangus heifer placed second at the 1989 Austin Livestock Show and Rodeo. Photograph by Michael O’Brien

Art |
April 1, 1990

Bold Strokes

Drawing from its extensive Texas art collection, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts has assembled a concise survey of a vast subject.

Art |
December 1, 1989

Images at War

A Fort Worth exhibit of scenes from the Mexican War shows that fanciful lithographs outgunned the realism of nascent photography.

Art |
August 31, 1989

New World to Conquer

For years, the Dallas Museum of Art sought prestige by following the mainstream. The new director thinks it’s time to change course.

Art |
May 31, 1989

Soviet Idealism

In a Fort Worth exhibit of Russian and American paintings, two groups of artists use the same vocabulary to express profoundly different views of life and art.

Art |
December 1, 1987

Lost Horizons

An exhibit at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum contends that before the cowboy became America’s hero, Indians and mountain men were the icons of a vanishing frontier.

Art |
July 31, 1987

Subjects of the Realm

Hans Holbein’s life drawings are a tantalizing glumpse into the lusty court of Henry VIII. And courtesy of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, they’re on view at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

Art |
May 31, 1987

New Kid on the Block

The Menil Collection has received so much attention that its opening this month may seem anticlimactic. The only unknown is what the director plans to do with it all.

Art |
April 30, 1987

Romancing the Stone

Using a circular saw and a shrewd commercial sense, Plano housewife Sandy Stein chiseled a new life for herself as a sculptor.

Texas History |
February 1, 1987

The Empress of Fort Worth

Anne Bass married one of the richest men in America. With his money and her ambition she became an important cultural force in Fort Worth and New York. Life was perfect. Then her husband left her.

Art |
January 1, 1987

Art of the People

An innovative folk art exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art affirms the irrepressible spirit of the Mexican people.

Art |
November 1, 1986

Animal Magnetism

Melissa Miller’s lions and tiger confront demons, dance under the moon, and reflect the ambiguity of the modern world.