Society for the Performing Arts Presents Storytellers: The 20th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest

Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) welcomes entries for the 20th Annual Wells Fargo Student Art Contest, also co-sponsored by Neiman Marcus. Deadline for entries is Mar. 9. This year’s theme, Storytellers, is inspired by SPA’s performance of the cinematic ...

Mayor Turner Takes Part in Musical 'Memphis!'

According to KHOU, Mayor Sylvester Turner made a theatrical debut on Tuesday. Although he is used to facing crowds, they aren't like the ones at the Hobby Center. Mayor Turner appeared in a special walk on role with Theatre Under ...

Love It or Not: “Lover, Beloved, Plays” Up to Small Alley Audiences

In the spirit of all things love, The Alley Theatre presents “Lover, Beloved,” a musical play written and composed by Grammy award winner and singer/ songwriters Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik. The play is inspired by the life and writings ...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama Portraits Unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

With the unveiling Monday at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. of the official presidential likenesses of Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, this city of myriad monuments gets a couple of new ones, each radiating, ...

Rites of Passage | Join Us - Friday, February 9th @ 7pm | University Museum at Texas Southern

Rites of Passage: An Ode to Humanity & Culture is an exhibition celebrating the spirit of nature and human experience. A fusion of vintage African art and vibrant contemporary works, this exhibition weaves the paradigms of history into present day ...

Opening: Kevin Cole and George Smith, Feb. 24 at Nicole Longnecker Gallery

Nicole Longnecker Gallery announces dual exhibitions; “Danci’ with Color” featuring work by Atlanta-based artist Kevin Cole and “George Smith” by Houston icon George Smith from February 24 to March 31, 2018. There will be an artists’ reception on Saturday, February ...

District Art Gallery: I Am, We Are

Just northeast of Downtown, a new hub for creative works is blossoming thanks to privately owned art galleries descending upon the neighborhood comprised of loft style apartments, studios and art galleries such as the newly opened District Art Gallery.

Interview: The All Access Art Show team Creates an Artistic Movement

The All Access Art Show: Winter Edition is giving Houston a heavy artistic dose of culture and grooves right before the turn of a new year.

Houston Symphony Receives Grammy Nomination for the Recording of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck

The Houston Symphony has received a nomination for the 60th Grammy Awards for the recording of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck for Best Opera Recording in the classical category.

Spec’s Charitable Foundation Announces The 21st Annual Vintage Virtuoso Gala

On Dec. 6, 2017, Spec’s Charitable Foundation in partnership with the Houston Symphony is hosting the 21st Annual Vintage Virtuoso Gala; a fundraising wine, spirits, beer tasting and seated gourmet dinner at the Royal Sonesta in Houston.

Kick Off the Holiday Season With the Houston Ballet’s Jubilee of Dance

The Houston Ballet’s annual Jubilee of Dance is always an amazing treat to get into the holiday season and this year was no different. The impact of Hurricane Harvey had the Houston Ballet out of commission for two weeks but ...

Reflections of the Americas Opens at the Frost Art Museum FlU:

The Director of The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU Jordana Pomeroy welcomed art collectors, cultural luminaries, Univision executives and FIU leadership to the opening reception on October 21 for Reflections of the Americas: New Acquisitions from the Collection ...

Artists Rolstad and Hill Selected to Create Art for New Neighborhood Police Station

The City of Houston has selected artists Koryn Rolstad and Sherry Tseng Hill to create original artworks for the new Southwest Police Station due to open by the end of this year.

Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to Paint Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama for Smithsonian

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. has commissioned Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to paint Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits, respectively, the Wall Street Journal reports. Both portraits will be unveiled next year when they are added to the ...

This 900-year-old Chinese Bowl Just Sold for $38 Million

An antique Chinese bowl fetched a whopping $38 million at auction on Tuesday. The purchase of the 900-year-old bowl, which was fashioned during the Song dynasty, sets a new auction record for Chinese porcelain, auction house Sotheby's said.