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Is it… Monochrome? Colorfield? Or an Object?

Gallery Sonja Roesch

Last Chance - May 30 through August 1, 2015

An exhibition of works that blur the lines between monochrome, colorfield, and art objects. It remains up to the viewer to decide when viewing these works by artist Kristen Cliburn, Donald Martiny, Ruth Pastine, Dirk Rathke, David Simpson, and Myke Venable.

Marjorie Schwarz

Art Palace

Last Chance - May 29 through August 1, 2015

Dallas-based Schwarz presents her ruminations on otherwise forgettable domestic moments. Lyrical and accomplished, small-scale paintings.

Barnett Newman: The Late Work

The Menil Collection

Last Chance - March 27 through August 2, 2015

An exhibition focusing on works created by artist Barnett Newman (1905 –1970) in the last five and a half years of his life. In this ambitious period before a planned MoMA show, Newman completed his series The Stations of the Cross: Lama Sebachthani as well as making 22 other paintings and the majority of his sculptures.

Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston - CAMH

Last Chance - April 18 through August 2, 2015

An exhibition surveying artist Marilyn Minter’s explorations of our culture’s deepest impulses, compulsions, and fantasies, as well as the complex and contradictory ideas of the feminine body. The show includes paintings made between 1976 and 2013, video works, and photographs.

Summer Party Too

Hello Project

July 10 through August 8, 2015

A group exhibition featuring works by artists Iva Kinnaird, Heath West, Zeke Williams, and others, celebrating the one-year anniversary of Hello Project.


William Reaves Fine Art

June 10 through August 8, 2015

A trio of exhibitions featuring works by artists Rita Blasser, Constance Forsyth, and Karen Lastre.

The Big Show 2015

Lawndale Art Center

July 10 through August 8, 2015

An annual open-call, juried exhibition, this year featuring works by 62 artists selected by juror George Scheer, co-founder of Elsewhere in Greensboro, NC.

Jason Webb: Discard Piles

McMurtrey Gallery

July 11 through August 8, 2015

An exhibition featuring a new series of small paintings by Brooklyn based artist Jason Webb, whose meticulous renderings of discarded objects find the beauty of impermanence.

Lucas Johnson: Drawings 1987 - 1997

Moody Gallery

July 11 through August 8, 2015

An exhibition of works by artist Lucas Johnson (1940-2002)–selected drawings from his “Estuary Series” portraying real and imagined water creatures and from his portrait series focusing largely on rural American militias during the late 1980's and early 1990's.

Summer Sounds at the Rothko Chapel

Rothko Chapel

June 11 through August 13, 2015

A free summer concert series on the Rothko Chapel's plaza commemorating the 10th anniversaries of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by featuring Louisiana music. Bring a blanket.

Donald Lipski: Whiskey River

Barbara Davis Gallery

June 19 through August 15, 2015

An exhibition featuring a series of new Scotch filled glass creations made over the last year by artist Donald Lipski with glass artisans at The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA; Wheaton Arts in Millville, NJ; and at his Red Hook, Brooklyn studio.

Parliament of Owls


June 26 through August 15, 2015

A group exhibition featuring paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media, videos, performances, and site-specific interventions by members of DiverseWorks’ Artist Board, including Michael Galbreth, Daniel Adame, Julia Brown, JooYoung Choi, Oscar Rene Cornejo, Sandy Ewen, Mario E. Figueroa, Jr. (GONZO247), Mark Hirsch, Robert Hodge, Loli Fernandez-Andrade Kolber, Rosine Kouamen, Jim Nolan, Rebecca Novak, Phillip Pyle, II, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Jhon R. Stronks, Lillian Warren, and Tek Wilson.

William Wegman: Good Dogs on Nice Furniture

Texas Gallery

July 9 through August 15, 2015

An exhibition of photographs in which Wegman’s good doggies pose on fancy furniture by Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, and George Nelson. **We're bringing Wegman to Houston for a talk in the spring of 2016 as part of OFF ROAD, our new speaker series!!**  

Sunset Haircut

Inman Gallery

July 17 through August 15, 2015

A group exhibition including new work by David Aylsworth, Michael Jones McKean, Demetrius Oliver, Jim Richard, Dario Robleto, Robert Ruello, Sigrid Sandström and Brent Steen, as well as a series of new collaborative drawings by husband and wife duo Emily Joyce and Mark Allen.

Connections: Edmonton & Houston

Galveston Arts Center

July 11 through August 16, 2015

An exhibition featuring works by 12 printmakers from the Houston, Texas area and 12 printmakers from the Edmonton, Alberta area in Canada. Part of the annual PrintHouston Festival.

Ryann Slauson: Ambition

Scott Charmin Gallery

July 11 through August 16, 2015

An exhibition of works images and objects by artist Ryann Slauson representing personal memories, family mythologies, and scraps of popular culture.

Kenny Lantz: Human Wishes

Mariago Collective

July 10 through August 22, 2015

An exhibition exploring the concept and culture of wish-making, featuring innovative printmaking and installation by San Antonio artist Kenny Lantz.

Lone Star Global

Anya Tish Gallery

July 17 through August 22, 2015

A group exhibition featuring recent paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by artists from various ethnic backgrounds, from South Korea to El Salvador to Romania. Includes work by Adela Andea, JooYoung Choi, Orna Feinstein, George Grochocki, Jang soon Im, Ricardo Paniagua, and Eduardo Portillo.

Pablo Bronstein: We Live in Mannerist Times

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 15 through August 23, 2015

An exhibition of drawings by London-based Argentine artist Pablo Bronstein, whose work explores our built environment from architecture to machines. Inspired by late-18th- and early-19th-century renderings, this installation includes drawings printed on vinyl and stretching from ceiling to floor to create an architectural space within the gallery.

Ben Butler: Unbounded

Rice University Art Gallery

June 4 through August 28, 2015

An exhibition featuring a new, commissioned installation by Memphis-based artist Ben Butler–an intricate, poplar wood lattice that mirrors the natural world's structures and visual rhythms.

Stephen Wilson: Ultimate Justice

Fresh Arts

July 17 through August 28, 2015

An exhibition of photographs, drawings, notes, documents, and videos by Houston-based artist Stephen Wilson based on his experiences living with and assising the family of Elroy Chester, who was executed by the State of Texas the summer of 2013 despite being mentally impaired.

Make and Take Expo and Exhibit

Texas Art Supply

July 24 through August 28, 2015

A showcase of various Houston-area artists' work, and an expo featuring artists' “make and take” projects–a collaboration of Dormalou Project and Texas Art Supply. More info HERE

Ceramics in the Environment

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

May 29 through August 29, 2015

An outdoor exhibition of site-specific ceramic works made by Glassell School of Art student artists include Mary Aldrich, Loes Berendschot, Nell Gottlieb, Renee LeBlanc, Michelle Matthews, Kimberly Millspaugh, Polly Ruhlman, Anne Steacy, and Wouter Van Der Tol.



July 9 through August 29, 2015

An exhibition about representation, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, and society featuring photographic works focused on LGBTQ communities by nine international artists Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst, Sunil Gupta, Lindsay Morris, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Irina Popova, Anna Charlotte Schmid, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Charan Singh.

Collective Solid

Deborah Colton Gallery

July 18 through August 29, 2015

A group exhibition showcasing work by Houston-based emerging artists, all of whom are either current or alumni members of El Rincón Social collaborative space in the East End. Featured artists include Darwin Arevalo, Dylan Conner, Oscar Rene Cornejo, Jonathan Paul Jackson, Alex Larsen, Patrick Renner, and David Adam Salinas.

Un tournant | A turning point

Sicardi Gallery

July 14 through August 29, 2015

An exhibition featuring works by artists from Argentina who were based in Paris from the 1950s on, including sculptures by Martha Boto, Horacio Garcia Rossi, Francisco Sobrino, and Gregorio Vardanega, as well as rarely seen works on paper from the 1950s and 1960s by Antonio Asis and Hugo de Marziani.

Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler: Sound Speed Marker

Blaffer Art Museum

May 29 through September 5, 2015

An exhibition featuring a trilogy of video installations, related photographs, and an outdoor sculpture by the Swiss-American artist duo Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler–reflections on the geography of Texas and its cinematic landscape as tropes of representation and presentation.

Joomi Chung: Swarm

BOX 13 ArtSpace

July 25 through September 5, 2015

An exhibition featuring artist Joomi Chung’s installations of woven and painted steel wire webs.

Jessica Battes: Nucleotide

BOX 13 ArtSpace

July 25 through September 5, 2015

A window exhibition of new work by Arlington-based artist Jessica Battes exploring concepts and phases in genetics and human cells.

PrintHouston 2015

Various Venues

June 1 through September 6, 2015

Many of the exhibits on our Houston page right now are associated with PrintHouston, the annual summertime festival of printmaking. Visit the complete listings HERE.

Known and Underknown

One Allen Center Gallery

May 18 through September 14, 2015

An exhibition of works by Houston artists Debra Barrera, Michael Bise, Magda Boltz-Wilson, Jim Brown, Chris DiRaddo, Don Foster, Tim Glover, Jeff Jennings, Denise Liebl, Ken Little, Jesse Lott, David McGee, Dennis McNett, Kelly Moran, Tim Olson, Gordon Phillipson, Erika Pochybova, Page Piland, George Sacaris, Lisa Sacaris, Nestor Topchy, Arthur Turner, and Liz Ward.

The Art of Gaman

Holocaust Museum Houston

January 30 through September 20, 2015

It’s title referring to the Japanese concept of gaman, "to endure the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity," this exhibition features more than 120 creative artifacts made by Japanese Americans while incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.

Philip Worthington: Shadow Monsters

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

May 23 through September 20, 2015

A playful interactive installation by New York-based artist Philip Worthington enabling participants to create their own shadow plays in a digital shadow-puppet theater that uses vision-recognition software to augment the participants’ gestures with sound and animation. (Guess what the most popular hand gesture will be!)

Affecting Presence and the Pursuit of Delicious Experiences

The Menil Collection

July 17 through November 8, 2015

An exhibition bringing together a diverse selection of works from the Menil’s holdings–largely abstractions–to explore anthropologist Robert Plant Armstrong's theories of the power of objects to impress energies upon viewers. Includes works by Max Ernst, Constantin Brancusi, Frank Bowling, Sam Gilliam, Eduardo Chillida alongside a variety of abstract forms from earlier eras.

Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: The Infinity Machine

Byzantine Fresco Chapel

January 31 through December 31, 2015

Artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have created an audiovisual work inspired by “music of the spheres,” Pythagoras’s theory that celestial bodies move with their own harmonies. This year-long installation is the first in a series of site-specific works giving new life to the chapel space.

Jonathan Leach: Ghost Grid

Lawndale Art Center

March 13, 2015 through January 9, 2016

Houston artist Jonathan Leach has transformed Lawndale Art Center‘s large, north-facing wall with his brand of bright colors and geometric lines and angles.

Arts of Islamic Lands

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

January 31, 2015 through January 30, 2016

A special exhibition featuring hundreds of Islamic masterworks from the renowned al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. In conjunction, the MFAH has also installed a number of related artworks from its own collection in two galleries.

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