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.
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.
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.