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Selfies Encouraged: Artist Yayoi Kusama Creates Illusions of Infinite Space

Posted on · This summer, two rooms at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston have transformed into an interactive environment using light and optical illusion. Kusama: At the End of the Universe unites two so-called “infinity rooms” – the signature works of contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. The rooms use lights and mirrors to create the illusion of infinite […]

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Zika Case, ‘Little Saigon,’ & Flood Insurance: Thursday’s Show (July 14, 2016)

Posted on · Harris County Public Health has confirmed the first Zika-related case of microcephaly in Harris County and the state of Texas. The mother of the infant with the birth defect was initially tested for Zika during her pregnancy, but the results of that test were inconclusive, according to officials. Like all others involved in cases of Zika infection […]

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For Fans of Mark Rothko, Houston is the Place to Be Right Now

Posted on · For fans of the famed abstract-expressionist Mark Rothko, there’s no better place to be than Houston right now. The exhibit, Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, is on display now through Jan. 24 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. And, of course, more of his works can be seen regularly at the Rothko Chapel and the Menil […]

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What’s Missing from the City’s New Arts and Culture Plan?

Posted on · Last week (10/14/15), the Houston City Council adopted a new Arts and Cultural Plan for the city — it’s first in 22 years. The goal? To harness all the cultural assets the city has to offer, identify the programming needs of audiences and patrons and the funding needs of institutions. While the plan passed and […]

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Planned Parenthood Dropped from Medicaid: Tuesday’s Show (October 20, 2015)

Posted on · The State of Texas is removing Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, leaving the state’s low-income women on Medicaid unable to seek medical services there unrelated to abortion, including cervical cancer screenings and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. The move comes in reaction to undercover videos released by the anti-abortion group The Center for Medical Progress, […]

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Two of Houston’s Most Renowned Museums Undertake Major Expansions

Posted on · Two Houston area museums with international reputations have taken on major expansion projects, which will — among other things — contribute to the changing architecture in Houston’s museum district. To find out what’s in store for The Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, we talk with the respective directors of those museums, Josef […]