There’s exciting news buzzing in the Houston arts world: The award-winning Houston Grand Opera has announced that it will present its 2018–2019 season at its home, The Wortham Theater Center. HGO was displaced for a year following the damage the theater withstood in the wake of Hurricane Harvey last summer, but the opera company will make a triumphant return to its home stage this fall.
It’s true. The MFAH’s wildly popular exhibit, The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta, has been extended till Sunday, March 18.
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.
Houston, already the nation’s fourth-largest and most diverse city, is growing by the day. There are countless reasons for this, but one of our favorites is its world-class cultural amenities. Beyond its quartet of high-profile professional sports teams and Space Center Houston, Bayou City boasts a thriving museum district and some of the best concert venues in the nation. Look no further than Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land for proof of this — they attract a dizzying array of top-notch talent, running the gamut from classical music to rock and pop to stand-up comedy and beyond. No matter your taste, Smart Financial Centre’s lineup always has the right show for you. Check their website for their full spring lineup and details on each performance; below, we run down a few of our favorites.
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.
As the fourth-largest and most diverse city in the nation, Houston offers plenty in the way of culture. Even so, it’s not often that a modern American master comes to town for an evening conversation.
There are few holiday celebrations more European than Boxing Day, a vestige of aristocratic England wherein gifts were given from master to servant. So it makes sense that the best place to celebrate Boxing Day in Texas is Rienzi, a grand Houston home operated by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and dedicated to European decorative arts, paintings, and furniture.
Last night, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) debuted their latest exhibition, a comprehensive survey of Brooklyn-based artist Christopher Knowles. The show, Christopher Knowles: In A Word, paints a broad picture of the artist’s work, brushing across text, sound, painting, drawing, sculpture, and recorded performance.
Bells ring out in harmony, lights dance and shimmer in the twilight, and carols fill the air.
It’s the most magical time of the year again at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. For the third year in a row, Christmas Village at Bayou Bend has transformed Ima Hogg’s celebrated home and grounds into a show-stopping holiday wonderland.
In 1892, jeweler to the tsars Peter Carl Fabergé created the third in a series of objects that would go on to define his legacy. The Diamond Trellis Egg, commissioned as an Easter gift from Tsar Alexander III to Tsarina Maria Feodorovna, is a diamond-encrusted triumph of luminous green stone. Inside the egg, Fabergé enclosed his first-ever “surprise”—in this case a jeweled elephant automaton that walked around the egg with the turn of a key. The House of Fabergé would go on to create many more Imperial Easter Eggs, often including special surprises hidden within.