The author of a new biography on John and Dominique de Menil tells the story of how one of the world’s great museums wound up in Texas.
Anish Kapoor's sculpture has prompted an unusual conversation between the two cities with the biggest inferiority complexes in America.
We talked to William Middleton about his double biography of Dominique and John de Menil, which has been over a decade in the making.
Richard Overton, 111-year-old Austin resident, is still loving life.
With one of Houston’s top museums off limits until fall, here are five other free museums and galleries that you should check out.
The debut of a destination showpiece on the University of Texas campus marks a turning point for the Capital City.
The 77-year-old Houston painter Jimmie Durham has made a career working with Indian themes that he says are drawn from his heritage. But what if he’s not who he says he is?
The West Texan has sold more art than Picasso.
From aerial shots to James Harden to Instagram-worthy plates, these are our favorite images from the past year.
A Houston exhibition delves into the history of an obscure corner of Mexican popular culture.
A summit on art and activism at Houston’s Day for Night festival pulled no punches.
A lush new coffee table book highlights the Austin florist’s unexpected designs, which combine found objects like skulls and odd antiques with lush beauty.
The freewheeling sculpture garden Eclectic Menagerie is the most Houston museum in the Bayou City.
David Shelton Gallery presents new works by Alejandro Diaz in November.
What it meant to be fully present for “Scales" during Chinati Weekend.
Posters that come high in protein.
The 2017 Texas Biennial offers work from Texans around the state and across the border.
Ken Robison has been an artist for decades, but when he was asked to make the State Fair's butter sculpture, he got to use a new medium.
A cartoon about the current state of the gubernatorial race.
Houston’s innovative music and art festival event is expanding, and it's putting women at the forefront.
A reminder of just how much the debt ceiling matters to some of our lawmakers.
The Lege's special session priorities.
Some of the city’s performing arts companies suffered major damage, but the museums have mostly stayed dry.
Just in case you forgot...
Acting on the lessons they learned from Babes Fest in 2016, the creators of BossBabes ATX have a better handle on producing a multidisciplinary festival for women.
Meet the San Antonio potter and letterpress operator behind Guten Co.
Jason Lee explains why he left Los Angeles for Denton and why, right now, he prefers taking photographs to acting.
Murals at the intersection of Twelfth and Chicon on Austin’s East Side were painted over recently, while famous images in the city’s tourist neighborhoods have become institutions.
By oil, acrylic, pen, or from behind the lens, meet a selection of the state's artists to watch.
Franco Mondini-Ruiz entrances Houston's upper-class with fast brushes and playful barbs.
The return of Terry Allen.
What to read, watch, listen to, and look at to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.
The world’s festival-going legions descended on the city for the festival's second annual showing.
For years, Austin drivers have passed by a familiar mural on North Lamar that recalls the fatal consequences of drinking and driving. But Mary Boyd and Bruce David Johnson's story isn't just theirs—it's the community's.
Charles Stagg walked into the woods and decided to build something. Now, four years after his death, his daughter and grandson are trying to preserve his masterpiece.
Robert Pruitt’s art vividly portrays the lives and dreams of the people who have long called Houston’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods home.
Trevante Rhodes told himself he wouldn't come back to Texas without a film. Now he's back with the captivating 'Moonlight.'
Six ofrendas created by San Antonians to celebrate día de los muertos.
An armadillo incense burner. An Andy Warhol self-portrait. The keys to the Alamo. Who knew what startling treasures you could find without ever leaving the state?
Out of the oven and into the credenza.
A revival of "The Roads to Home" in New York proves the Wharton native's work is as relevant—and revered—as ever.
Prison Break Tattoos, designed to look like a jail cell, caters to law enforcement and first responders.
What to read, listen to, watch, and look at this month to achieve maximum Texas cultural literacy.
Can the Texas Contemporary Art Fair turn Houston into a capital of Latin American art?
Dorothy Hood was one of Texas’s greatest artists, yet her work remains largely unknown. Now, sixteen years after her death, can her fans bring her the acclaim she never received in life?
The incandescent unreality of Rocky Schenck is on display in the photographer's second collection.
Florence has David. Sugar Land has Selfie.
Painting as a form of social activism.
Robert Irwin’s long-awaited Marfa installation is a work like no other: a massive project that reflects the austere, light-filled beauty of West Texas.
Has a selfie ever been more contentious?