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Jasper Johns: 100 Variations on a Theme

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The prolific print maker, Jasper Johns, began creating beautiful art featuring flags, targets alphabets, and other everyday objects in the 1950s that became a theme of his art for nearly six decades. His choice in subject matter marked a rapid departure from the abstract art that dominated the creative scene during the inception of his career, a contrast that established him as one of America’s most influential artists. Keep Reading

A.D. Players Presents the World Premiere of The Hiding Place

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The Hiding Place portrays the true story of a Dutch family who selflessly hid Jews during the Nazi Occupation of the Netherlands. The original film released in 1975 has captured the hearts of audiences across the world and throughout the years of its existence. A.D. Players’ very own founder Jeanette Clift George was cast in the film as Corrie ten Boom and was nominated for a Golden Globe and a British Academy Award for her outstanding performance. The world premiere of The Hiding Place in September pays tribute in many ways to the late founder.  Keep Reading

The Bryan Museum Preserves Texas’s Rich History

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The Bryan Museum opened in Galveston, TX in 2015 with the goal of ensuring that the story of Texas is preserved throughout generations. The museum boasts a wealth of artifacts, over 5,000 historical books, and paintings that beautifully illustrate the history of Texas spanning exploration to settlement, The Republic to statehood, and the discovery of oil to present times. Keep Reading

All You Can Eat: HCCC’s Latest Exhibit

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The latest exhibit from Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is by mixed-media artist Justin Favela. It features a visual-feast of large scale Tex-Mex cuisine piñatas, think nachos, a Margarita machine and more. The exhibit is playful in nature but intended to ignite a conversation about pop culture, the politics of food, and the Latinx experience in the U.S. Keep Reading

Installation Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

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On July 20th 1969, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made history by planting an American flag on the moon and becoming the first humans to step foot on another planet. SkyWaves is an artistic collaboration between River Oaks District and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Produced by local creative studio MATTER, the installation elegantly honors the Apollo 11 Mission’s groundbreaking success 50 years ago. 

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Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography

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The boom of fashion photography happened in the 1920’s thanks to the editors of Vogue and Harpers Bazar. The editors began hiring photographers who pushed boundaries and came to make history with their photographs. Today, fashion photography has transformed into a genre of its own that goes far beyond the pages of magazines. The newest exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonIcons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography explores this history with over 200 photographs from both well known and smaller yet influential photographers.  Keep Reading

JoyBox Fine Flowers Delivers Happiness in a Box

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JoyBox Fine Flowers launched in 2017 by Houstonian, Layla Asgari, and opened the doors to their studio almost a year later. Layla, a dentist by trade, started JoyBox after realizing her dream floral arrangement didn’t exist, a statement box filled to the brim with seasonal blooms.  Her unique boxes are handmade in Houston and are available in every color under the rainbow. Layla works with her team to dream up new floral designs daily, so they’re always fresh.   Keep Reading

Houston Grand Opera Comes to Miller Outdoor Theater

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To close their season Houston Grand Opera is having three free outdoor performances of La bohème at Miller Outdoor Theater and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. La bohème, tells the dramatic and heartbreaking story of a group of young, Parisian artists during the bohemian revolution in the Latin Quarter of Paris. This beloved production features current and former artists from the HGO Studio, the company’s prestigious young artist training program. With soaring music that you may recognize and is enjoyable for all ages. Keep Reading

Reflect on your Medical Ethics Compass with A.D Players

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A.D. Players has been putting on one of a kind performances since 1967. Founder, Jeannette Clift George was a Golden Globe-nominated actress returned to her hometown of Houston to bring together her love of the theater and extensive experience to her community. A.D Players is kicking off their summer performances with The God Committee by Mark St. Germain. A show which will make you think about not just your own morals but those around you.  Keep Reading

The Houston Grand Opera’s World Premiere of The Phoenix

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Houston Grand Opera will close out its standout 2019-2020 season with the world premiere of composer Tarik O’Regan and librettist and director John Caird’s The Phoenix. This opera is part of the Seeking the Human Spirit initiative, which reflected the theme of “transformation” for this season.  Keep Reading

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