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Hotel or Museum?: How Art Enlightens Local Hotels

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Walking off the street into a hotel lobby is dramatic, by design. Lighting, music, scent, furniture, color are carefully assembled to create a distinctive ambiance. A hotel’s curated art collection can personalize that experience — transporting guests to a new sensory and emotional level.  As hoteliers seek to distinguish hotel stays, a notable art collection is a vibrant progressive approach to rise above the competition. Keep Reading

Over the Moon for Discovery Green’s presentation of moonGARDEN

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Experience art in the heart of downtown Houston with Discovery Green’s fall art installation! From September 29 until October 7, experience the 22 oversized illuminated moons transform the park into a dreamy realm of light and good times. Keep Reading

Craft Texas: HCCC’s Latest Exhibit

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The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) presents CraftTexas 2018 this fall. The CraftTexas exhibition, juried by Jennifer Scanlan, will feature 36 Texas artists. CraftTexas provides a space for artists and art-lovers to explore groundbreaking contemporary work including sculptures, jewelry and furniture. Keep Reading

Take a Trip Around the World at the George Theater

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The timeless classic Around the World in 80 Days is making its way to the George Theater this month. Join A.D. Players, one of Houston’s largest resident theatre companies, and experience this wild, action-adventure comedy like you’ve never seen before. With 5 actors playing 39 characters, audiences are bound to be fascinated as they make their journey from one side of the globe to the other. Keep Reading

Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theater

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Miller Outdoor Theater has been a Houston destination for 95 years, never veering away from their mission of providing the city free cultural and educational events. This September the Houston Ballet will be gracing the stage with a weekend full of ballet classics.  Keep Reading

Heavy Metal: MFAH’s Cloud Column

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Houston has a shiny new piece of art. The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) officially debuted Cloud Column by Anish Kapoor on May 20th. The new sculpture greets visitors as the centerpiece of the Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza, just outside the redesigned Glassell School of Art, which are all part of an ambitious MFAH campus expansion. This stunning, slender oblong of hand-sculpted stainless steel stands 32 feet high and weighs in at an impressive 21,000 pounds.

Much like its famous sister sculpture, Cloud Gate,(aka “the bean”) in Chicago, Cloud Column will be a magnet for selfies, especially given the funhouse effect produced by its mirrored surface. While H-town has yet to settle on a nickname for its own Kapoor sculpture — perhaps space pod, or even the shiny jalapeño — it might be best to just admire the clouds through Kapoor’s sculpture.

Experience a Late Night Party at The Museum of Fine Arts

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will transform into a late-night party for Mixed Media by BBVA Compass on July 20 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy cocktails, food, live music, and art in Houston’s largest museum. Keep Reading

The Timeless Swan Lake at The Houston Ballet

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One of the most iconic ballet’s returns to Houston as The Houston Ballet presents Stanton Welch AM’s Swan Lake. This week is the final weekend to see the performance and it is not to be missed.  Keep Reading

Right Here, Right Now: San Antonio Comes to Town

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Now through August 5th, you can experience the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston‘s Right Here, Right Now series that focuses on 19 artists and collectives living and working in San Antonio, Texas. This exhibit has it all, offering fresh pieces from a plethora of creative minds spanning from all over SA Town.
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The New MFAH Glassell School of Art + Pavilion and Rooftop

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The new and highly anticipated Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Glassell School of Art is opening May 20th! Houston as a community is invited to experience Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Column, explore the building, the Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza and the BBVA Rooftop. “I think Houstonians will quickly grasp that our project intends to create a new destination in Houston,” says Gary Tinterow the MFAH director.  Keep Reading

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