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A Guide to Houston’s Most Colorful Murals

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Colorful, unique and creative murals are popping up on empty walls all over the country and Houston is no exception. When it comes to vivid murals there is one person who knows them the best, lifestyle and fashion blogger, Carrie Colbert. Her self-titled blog offers readers in-depth guides to murals and hot spots in Houston and other Texas cities. Whether you use murals to guide you through exploring the city’s public art scene or for cute photo ops, here are our top 5.  Keep Reading

Dash on Over to Houston’s Premier Home Décor Market

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DASH Spring Market

Twice a year, Houston is treated to one of the very best home décor and design markets around: DASH (an acronym for Design-Art-Style-Home). This expertly-curated, four-day event brings some of the best local and national vendors of antiques, art, textiles, clothing, jewelry and more to Houston, producing a market that’s versatile, comprehensive, and just plain fun. DASH Spring Market launches at Silver Street Studios on Thursday, April 26 and runs through Sunday, April 29—circle those dates in red on your calendar!

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First Stage of MFAH Redevelopment to Open May 20

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View north to the walkable roofline of the Glassell School of Art; Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, already one of the premier cultural institutions in the nation, has big plans for the future. A 14-acre redevelopment of the MFAH campus is currently underway; it’s the largest such cultural project in the country today with an eye on a 2020 completion. But Houstonians needn’t wait that long to enjoy what the MFAH has in store. A first look at those plans will come into focus on Saturday, May 20 with the inauguration of an all-new Glassell School of Art.

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World Class Art Debuts at Art of the World Gallery

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Refugio | Photo courtesy Jorge Jiménez Deredia and Art of the World Gallery

Experience the magical work of leading Latin American sculptor Jorge Jiménez Deredia at the debut of his latest exhibition in one of Houston’s premier contemporary art hubs, Art of the World Gallery. The anticipated exhibition, titled Cosmic Energy in the Sculpture of Jiménez Deredia, premieres Thursday, January 18 and will feature 17 of the artist’s works.

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Never-Before-Seen Royal Treasures of Jodhpur, India to Debut in the U.S. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Maharao Umed Singh of Kota on a Hunt, 1780

In March, a groundbreaking exhibition is making its way to the United States for the first time. Centuries of royal treasures from Jodhpur, India — masterpieces and relics never before seen outside of palace walls — will showcase nearly four centuries of art from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur, one of India’s largest princely states. The exhibition’s first stop? The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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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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