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  • Menil Drawing Institute Credit: Menil Drawing Institute
    May 8, 2019
    Summer is just around the corner and that means there’s a lot to look forward to during the month of May in Houston. From Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day celebrations to festivals and conventions, it won’t be hard to stay busy in the Bayou City. Houston Dragon Boat Festival View this post on Instagram A post shared by Masahito Sugihara (@masrecorder) on May 5, 2018 at 10:56am PDT Watch more than 30 teams make make their way along the Buffalo Bayou and enjoy the
  • RongRong Devoe Credit: RongRong Devoe
    May 3, 2019
    Houston has a quirky yet wide ranging art scene. Where else can you admire medieval artifacts in the Menil Collection one day and watch a car designed as a futuristic, hairless cat in the Art Car Parade the next? Houston definitely has eclectic taste. The month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander month, and in honor of the designation, we spoke with three local artists to get their ideas on art in H-Town. Rongrong Devoe, Fashion and Beauty Illustrator, Rongrong Illustration Rongrong Devoe
  • Art Car Parade Credit: Julie Soefer
    April 4, 2019
    What: The 32nd Annual Art Car Parade Where: Downtown . See parade route When: April 13 Cost: Free You don’t need a museum to see some incredible works of art during the 32nd annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend, April 11-14. With more than 250 cars, bikes and just about anything else on wheels, the Houston event boasts entries from across the United States, Mexico, and Canada, making it the largest Art Car Parade in the world. View this post on Instagram
  • April 1, 2019
    April has arrived, spring is in full force and Houston is buzzing with activities. You’ll find festivals, concerts, performing arts, cars transformed into art pieces, and opportunities to get outside. Start planning your month with our guide of things to do in Houston in April. Latino Art Now Conference: Sight Lines and Time Frames Join artists, art professionals, educators, scholars, and others at the 6th LAN! Conference, the centerpiece of Latino Art Now’s four-month celebration...
  • Graffiti Park Credit: Mariana Cano
    March 31, 2019
    Looking for a place to snap that perfect shot while exploring Houston? With its many green spaces, museums, sculptures and street art, you don’t have to look too hard to find an interesting backdrop for your photos and selfies. Read on to discover some of the coolest spots to take pictures. Smither Park This Instagram-worthy Smither Park in south Houston is covered in fun and colorful mosaic art. The park’s Lindley Fish Amphitheater, created by Nashville artist Matt Gifford using...
  • Bayou City Art Festival Credit: Bayou City Art Festival - Facebook Page
    March 1, 2019
    Your Houston agenda is sure to be packed in March as the city hosts a slew of fun festivals and events, including the popular Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With so many options, you may wonder how you’ll find the time to experience these must-do activities. We’re here to help you choose! Check out our guide to Houston in March and start planning. LAN! Spring of Latino Art This four-month celebration of Latino art organized by the Inter-University for Latino Research consortium...
  • February 1, 2019
    February may be a short month but in Houston it’s packed with fun events and activities that you won’t want to miss. From Chinese New Year celebrations to Valentine’s Day concerts and the start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, there is something for everyone to see and do. Read on for our guide to February in Houston and mark your calendars with these exciting things to do in Houston. LAN! Spring of Latino Art February marks the beginning of a four-month celebration...
  • Menil Drawing Institute Credit: Photo by Richard Barnes, courtesy of the Menil Collection
    November 2, 2018
    Saturday, Nov. 3, The Menil Collection celebrated the opening of its newest building, the Menil Drawing Institute. The striking new building is the centerpiece of the Menil campus expansion, and it’s the first freestanding facility dedicated solely to the acquisition, study, exhibition, conservation, and storage of modern and contemporary drawings. The 30,000-square-foot Menil Drawing Institute (1412 West Main St.) is the first art building to be added to the Menil Campus in 20 years....
  • FM Kitchen Credit: @lana_del_wright
    August 15, 2018
    Have you had enough Instagram envy this summer? Well, it ends now! It’s your turn to set out on an adventure and capture some of Houston’s most photogenic restaurants and bars. Present Company opened its’ doors to the city in July of 2018 must to the delight of the most avid Instagram users! Orange couches, light blue tables, chandeliers. Every corner of this restaurant will force you to take out your phone and capture at least one element of this new Houston hotspot. Walk...
  • Big Bambu exhibit at MFAH Credit: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    August 13, 2018
    Perhaps one of the most interactive and “Instagrammable” exhibits at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is Mike and Doug Starn’s Big Bambú This Thing Called Life exhibit. The exhibit opened to the public this summer, but closes on Sept. 3. For those who haven’t had a chance to explore the bamboo wonderland, make sure to catch it before it closes! Big Bambú This Thing Called Life is located in the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe galleries of the MFAH and is made of up...
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