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Johnson chapel opens in Dallas

In today’s Wall St. Journal, Willard Spiegelman rhapsodizes about the Interfaith Peace Chapel in Dallas, a curiously up-to date cement cave that was Philip Johnson’s […]

HAA Temporary Art Program

The Houston Arts Alliance is developing an "internationally recognized" temporary art program, just like Austin’s! HAA’s head of Civic Art & Design, Matthew Lennon, will […]

Interview with Kaneem Smith

Kaneem Smith: Glasstire.com Artist Profile from Eric Jarvis on Vimeo.

Sweet! Sweet Sculpture

There are number of shows up in the Design District that feature small, very affordable sculpture. I wondered at first about a nascent trend. Then […]

Black Ball Art Auction

Glasstire and Fresh Arts coalition are pre-viewing our upcoming silent auction online, allowing holiday-minded arts supporters to make a "preemptive strike and snag an artwork […]

We wish you a murky Christmas

Need some peace and quiet around the holidays?  Or perhaps a place to send out-of-town family and friends?  Or maybe a last-minute gift?  The Rothko […]

Ian Hamilton Finlay at the Marfa Book Company

  The Marfa Book Company’s spare, beautiful installation of works on paper by Ian Hamilton Finlay—a Scottish poet, writer, artist and noted gardener who died in […]

Devil’s Rope museum

Like Glasstire, the Dallas Morning News is struggling to corral substantive info this holiday season; today they ran a piece about the Devil’s Rope Museum […]

TX last best Dimetrodon

The most complete skeleton of  the pre-dinosaur Dimetrodon to be unearthed in 100 years is being uncovered in North Texas. Favored among kids for its […]

Bluebonnets, reconsidered

Few things are more universally maligned by artists than a canvas full of bluebonnets. I admit I have been guilty of disparaging the shameless embrace […]

Tower of Pisa straightened

After and eight-year restoration project, the famed leaning tower of Pisa is somewhat straighter, is less likely to topple over, and is a lot cleaner. […]

Hands-on Chinati

The Chinati Foundation helps fill those semi-arid school holidays with art activities for kids: Monday it’s Squares, Rectangles, Peanuts; festive light cubes on Tuesday, a […]

Contemporary Arts Month

March 2011 will be the 26th annual San Antonio Contemporary Art Month, and their open-ended calendar is open-ended for submissions. Anyone planning on participating (and […]

Euro-taxman says it’s not art

European  tax authorities have ruled that  light and video projection works by Bill Viola and Dan Flavin are not art under the VAT rules, and […]

Addickes moving back to Huntsville

83-year-old uber-kitchmeister David Addickes is packing up his Summer St. studio in Houston, and moving his operations to his former high school in Huntsville, which […]

Art+technology=$$ at UTD

The UT-Dallas arts and technology program just got a $5 million anonymous donation to create endowed positions for research faculty. It’s the largest donation in […]

“Matthew Ronay: Between The Worlds” at Artpace

For The Trees Matthew Ronay’s Between The Worlds, at the Hudson (Show)Room, Artpace, appears alternately rooted and nomadic. Yurt, grotto, hall of mirrors, night wood, […]

Two Great Shows, Part 1: Dan H. Phillips at Webb Gallery

The people in Dallas who know about these things have all heard of Dan H. Phillips, but I figure most everyone elsewhere in the state […]

Surreal mud flow at Isabella Court

Yesterday morning, reddish-brown mud began welling up from cracks in the concrete floor at Houston’s Inman Gallery in the Isabella Court building. The ooze pooled […]

SZYMCZYK!

Menil Director Josef Helfenstein announced that Adam Szymczyk is the 2011 Recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. Szymczyk is the director and […]