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The Long Saga Over Establishing an Official Texas State Music Museum

Posted on · Since 2005, the establishment of an official Texas State Music Museum has been a tumultuous road. An allotment of funds had been set aside for it but then had to be used to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. Then, once the funds were reacquired, a competitive vetting process between Houston and Austin saw Houston as […]

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Sex Trafficking Across Texas, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (February 15, 2017)

Posted on · A new project from The Texas Tribune is the result of several months of investigation looking at sex trafficking across Texas. The project is called Sold Out: How the crusade against sex trafficking in Texas has left child victims behind. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the report’s findings — and how Houston plays […]

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Empowering High School Students Through Photography

Posted on · Of 400 submissions only 64 photographs made the cut for the 22nd annual Eye on Houston photography exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The twist for this exclusive showing is that these are works from disadvantaged high school students from HISD who have learned their craft from Through the Lens Houston, a nonprofit after-school program that […]

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Funeral Museum Sees its Image Changing

Posted on · When you tell people you’re going to visit the National Museum of Funeral History, you’re bound to get at least one comment along the lines of “that sounds a bit morbid.” That’s exactly what happened last week to Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty. Michael took a tour of the museum with its president, Genevieve Keeney, who […]

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MFAH Showcases Rare Collection of Watercolor Master John Singer Sargent

Posted on · We learn about the Museum of Fine Art Houston’s new exhibit John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors, which offers a rare collection of 100 watercolors by Gilded Age American master John Singer Sargent. Sargent’s was renowned for his mastery of the watercolor medium and for his avant garde way of framing subjects. The exhibit runs through May […]