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For the Most Unique Gifts in Town, Shop Here

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We can all agree that the best gifts are the unique ones—the memorable surprises, the unexpected treasures.

Discerning shoppers know that Houston is home to some of the best shopping centers and districts in the nation. This holiday season, we’d like to direct your attention to one of the city’s most memorable little shopping corners: The Museum Shop at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

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Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

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The most comprehensive compilation of Mexican modern art in the United States in 70 years has landed in Space City, bringing with it masterpieces by Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and many more.

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The Stunning Rienzi House Museum

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In the heart of the historic River Oaks neighborhood, down a long, wooded drive, sits a single-story 1950s home on a 4-acre property. Rienzi was designed in 1952 by John Staub, who is considered one of Houston’s most impactful residential architects. The house was opened to the public in 1999 and serves as a museum of European decorative arts, with a collection that spans from noteworthy paintings to rare porcelain and lush furnishings.

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Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish

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Acclaimed restaurants. A fantastic economy. NASA. America’s fourth-largest city doesn’t disappoint, and its prowess doesn’t stop with its stars-reaching rockets and restaurants. Houston is also home to a world-class museum district, resplendent with 19 separate destinations, ranging from galleries to cultural centers. One of the city’s most beloved establishments is the Museum of Fine Arts. With a collection that includes antiques, decorative art, photographs, and paintings ranging from classic favorites (Renoir, Girl Reading) to modern masterpieces (Mark Rothko’s Red on Pink on Pink), it’s not surprising that the MFAH is the largest cultural institution in the southwest.

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