July 1, 2022

See San Antonio, the Real and True City

Art infuses every corner of San Antonio—from stunning sculptures and contemporary immersive exhibits, to fine art installations at museums with carefully curated collections and murals from some of the city and country’s most gifted artists. Art and culture are celebrated throughout the city in ways that are surprising and

Art |
January 11, 2022

Bye-bye, Mr. American Pie

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 Wanderer |
August 29, 2012

Houston: James Turrell’s Skyspace

During a recent trip to Houston, I decided to make an early-bird dinner reservation so I could get over to the Rice University campus in time for the evening viewing of James Turrell’s Light Epiphany. Open since June, the site-specific “skyspace” was commissioned to mark the

Art |
February 1, 2008

Dario Robleto

He did not grow up planning to become an artist: Robleto was captain of the football team at San Antonio’s Robert E. Lee High School and initially chose biology as his major at UT-San Antonio. But in 1993 he quite literally had an epiphany and turned to making art.

Art |
July 31, 1999

Speed, Queen

Austin painter Julie Speed is the latest ascendant to the ranks of art royalty. Talk about a brush with greatness.

Art |
March 1, 1998

The Return of the Native

With a major retrospective of his work at three Houston museums, Robert Rauschenberg is once again the talk of Texas. What’s he been up to? A portrait of the artist as an old man.

Art |
July 31, 1997


The boom in “outsider” art that began in New York, Chicago, and Atlanta has finally come to Texas, driven by true visionaries whose images conjure worlds that may have never existed but are invariably inhabitedby penetrating psychological truths.