Author: Paula Newton

Posts

Happy World Art Drop Day!

Today marks the second annual World Art Drop Day. It’s been done before here and there but, last year, illustrator Jake Parker declared the first […]

Happy World Art Drop Day!

Dinosaur Art in an Uptight Age

Wacky yard art is not an uncommon sight to Houston’s inner-loopers and, when it’s taken to the extreme—such as The Orange Show or the Beer […]

Dinosaur Art in an Uptight Age

Poet Cynthia Macdonald Dies at 87

Cynthia Macdonald, co-founder of the University of Houston’s creative writing program, died earlier this month of heart failure, reports William Grimes in yesterday’s New York […]

Poet Cynthia Macdonald Dies at 87

Austin Artists. Houston Museum. National Attention!

Congratulations to Austin-based artist-duo Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler, whose current exhibition at Houston’s Blaffer Art Museum, Sound Speed Marker, received a long, gushing review […]

Austin Artists. Houston Museum. National Attention!

DiverseWorks Announces Lectures and Studio Visits

Houston’s DiverseWorks has announced its “Fall 2015 Diverse Discourse Lecture and Studio Visit Series.” On September 23, DiverseWorks’ new Executive Director and Chief Curator Xandra […]

DiverseWorks Announces Lectures and Studio Visits

Snoopy Turns 65 and He’s Not Slowing Down!

Happy birthday, Snoopy! The most imaginative character from the late illustrator Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip turns 65 today (although a few web sites claim […]

Rendering of the Snoopy Museum Tokyo. Photo: courtesy the Snoopy Museum Tokyo.

Happy Birthday, Andy!

On this date in 1928, Andrew Warhola, Jr. was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Happy birthday to Andy Warhol! Sing along!

Andy Warhol, Atomic Bombs, 1964. (On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb called “Little Boy” was dropped on the city of Hiroshima.)

Study Shows Museums Lack Diversity. Duh.

The Mellon Foundation has released the results of a new study assessing gender and ethnic diversity in museum staffs. Anyone who has ever worked in […]

Study Shows Museums Lack Diversity. Duh.
Funding generously provided by:
'