After a long struggle, the literal and metaphorical boards are off the windows at the 121-year-old Luther Hotel, a seaside resort that’s played host to Lyndon Johnson and Shirley Temple.
Blue Bell has brought travelers to the small town for decades, but Thomas Craft Confections, known locally for its “Saturday Bakes,” is a good reason to stick around.
The Texas star—our official state mushroom—puts on a show every winter.
For its big-butted bumblebees, hairy rats, and Sugar Plum dancers, the festive ballet requires complex wigs and opulent costumes, many of which need to be zipped on or off in seconds.
The Art Car Museum’s reopened retrospective spotlights the deeply personal collages made by one half of Texas’s legendary art power couple.
Behind a rim of freeze-dried giant bamboo and scraggly trees, in a Houston Heights neighborhood caught between old apartments and new townhomes, lies the compound that has been artist Nestor Topchy’s laboratory for twenty-odd years. His place is a natural habitat for wildlife and his own wildest dreams; if there could
It took a music producer to bring together the powerful pairing of grungy Austinite Tim Kerr and Houston sophisticate Robert Hodge, who worked together to create 40 paintings.
The Alamo City’s once-legendary symphony officially collapsed last year. But its musicians have continued to play just steps from their former home.
An all-female creative team set Peggy Jo Tallas’s story to a score of country, folk, and riot grrrl punk.
Artist Janavi Mahimtura Folmsbee has installed a soothing, glittering exhibit at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Houston’s poet laureate emeritus started out at competitive slams. Now she’s expanding her work into theater, opera, and books.
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.
Pianist James Dick has spent half a century crafting the Round Top Festival Institute into a world-class destination for classical musicians, where architecture, fine arts, green space, and history meet.
Houston sculptor John Havel discovered he was living with a genius. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, my parrot can make Giacomettis.’ ”
Fridamania for the Instagram age takes hold in digital exhibits in Houston and Dallas.
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.
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.
Baldwin, who died in December, fought in Korea, met Picasso, traveled the world, and, with his wife, Wendy Watriss, made Houston a photography capital.
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.
‘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.
This revelatory show at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston finds the beat between gospel, blues, jazz, and visual art.
Offering respite to seekers of any faith, the cultural center on Allen Parkway will also have a cafe, black box theater, and social halls.
Niki de Saint Phalle fired rifles at her canvases, creating dazzling explosions of color.
A dozen Texas artists tackle subjects both famous (Selena) and personal (family migration, motherhood) in this Texas Biennial show.
His works incorporate redacted FBI documents, vintage records, and a saxophone deep-fried like a chicken wing.
Conservationist Adam Black roams the state looking for endangered flora, which he shares with researchers around the world.
Dozens of roses—and not just yellow ones—have flourished in Texas for more than a century, planted by immigrants who cherished them as sentimental reminders of home. Here are a few of our favorites.
Married for 32 years, my parents both died of AIDS, and we, their children, may never know why.