San Antonio’s new ancient-art gallery takes you back a few millennia.
Not since Remington and Russell has a cowboy artist sold so many works—for so much—as Fredericksburg’s G. Harvey.
Southwest Conference trophies, commemorating long-forgotten triumphs, are still winners.
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.
There’s primeval magic in ordinary fashions.
Photography by Wyatt McSpadden
An exhibition by a trio of contemporary women artists looks at what matters most to them.
For a handful of Texas artists, crafting a living comes naturally.
In the farming town of Whitewright, stolen tenth-century illuminated manuscripts and ivory reliquaries weren’t all that Joe Meador had to hide.
Photograph by O. Rufus Lovett
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
Benito Huerta reconciles the religious and the worldly in powerfuul new works at Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum.
To those who live on Mexico’s side of the Rio Grande, posing for portraits is not an occasion for smiles.
Drawing from its extensive Texas art collection, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts has assembled a concise survey of a vast subject.
Well-shod supermodel Fay Ray steps out in true Texas style.
A Fort Worth exhibit of scenes from the Mexican War shows that fanciful lithographs outgunned the realism of nascent photography.
Two museum shows culled from private collections illustrate that Texans know what they like—and it's not just Monets and Renoirs.
For years, the Dallas Museum of Art sought prestige by following the mainstream. The new director thinks it’s time to change course.
In downtown Mexico City are the ruins of the great Aztec pyramid, the site where one empire ended and a new world began.
Heroes in the shade.
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.
The current show at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts brings 150 years of photography into sharp focus.
In a Houston retrospective, the art of Julian Schnabel appears to be aging prematurely.
By turning two tiny dots into two huge hippos, James Marshall made an indelible mark on children’s literature, and little people laughed happily ever after.
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.
The Dallas Museum of Art hosts an eighty-year retrospective of Wyeth family art that carries Nancy Reagan’s seal of approval.
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.
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.
Using a circular saw and a shrewd commercial sense, Plano housewife Sandy Stein chiseled a new life for herself as a sculptor.
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.
An innovative folk art exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art affirms the irrepressible spirit of the Mexican people.
Melissa Miller’s lions and tiger confront demons, dance under the moon, and reflect the ambiguity of the modern world.
A museum in Texas is the last place Jacques-Louis David would expect to find his late masterpiece, but we’re glad it’s here.
At the heart of this ancient culture were cruelty, self-mutilation, and ghostly visions.
“Art Among Us/Arte Entre Nosotros” reveals the delightful madness of San Antonio’s barrio art.
Photographer Robert Frank held up a mirror to America. Now Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts turns the mirror on him.
With dogged independence, amazing endurance, and a rugged romantic vision, photographer Laura Gilpin helped create the way we see the West today.
In the current Rauschenberg exhibit at Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum the artist finds his first thirty years a tough act to follow.
They’re cheesy, they’re tasteless. But each black velvet painting is a one-of-a-kind work of art.
With one bold acquisition the Dallas Museum of Art could double the value of its holdings. But there were a few strings attached.
One man’s whim-turned-obsession is changing Houston’s McKee Street Bridge and its faded environs into one of the few really original artistic images of the city.
A photographic study on beating the heat.
The Kimbell’s exhibit of seventeenth-century Spanish still lifes is dazzling enough to cause a modern photo-realist to look again.
One man’s Mexican pot is another man’s collectible.
Dallas' Fifth Texas Sculpture Symposium proves it's time for us to look to our sculptors for public artworks.
San Antonio city councilman Bernardo Eureste took a paltry arts budget and built it into a $3 million power base. Then he got mad and tore it all apart.
As these photographs show, in Mexico the strange is commonplace, and the commonplace, strange.
The impressive canvases that make up “Fresh Paint” at the Museum of Fine Arts prove that Houston has finally arrived as a significant art-making center.
With his rough-hewn sculptures that speak to mankind’s most basic needs, James Surls is fast becoming the dean of Texas art.