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Texas Visions: Contemporary Texas Regionalism

Nave Museum

Last Chance - June 11 through July 2, 2015

An exhibition featuring works by Texas painters Randy Bacon, Mary Baxter, David Caton, Margie Crisp, Keith Davis, Charles Ford, Pat Gabriel, Billy Hassell, Lee Jamison, Rob Kendrick, Laura Lewis, William Montgomery, Noe Perez, Jeri Salter, and Debbie Stevens.

Líneas de la mano

Sicardi Gallery

Last Chance - May 12 through July 3, 2015

A group exhibition featuring artists Esvin Alarcón Lam, Ricardo Alcaide, Darío Escobar, Gianfranco Foschino, Juan Fernando Herrán, Harold Mendez, Gabriel de la Mora, Ronny Quevedo, and Ana Maria Tavares. Líneas de la mano (lines of the hand, lifelines) takes as its premise the idea that geometries connect our lives.

PrintTX 2015

Nicole Longnecker Gallery

Last Chance - June 6 through July 3, 2015

A juried group exhibition featuring lithography, relief, intaglio, monotype, and serigraphy prints by Texas artists, selected by printmaker Karen Kunc. Part of PrintHouston.

Design Now: Houston

The Printing Museum

Last Chance - March 13 through July 4, 2015

The Printing Museum and AIGA Houston present this showcase for the best of Houston-made design, juried by Matteo Bologna (founder and principal of Mucca Design, New York City), Ellen Lupton (Author and educator, Baltimore) and Claudia De Almedia (Designer and lecturer, San Francisco).

Maryam Lavaf: Clay

Galeria Regina

Last Chance - May 9 through July 4, 2015

A show of new ceramics and paintings by artist Maryam Lavaf–each first inspired by a single sound.

Emily Fleisher: Dove-otionals

BOX 13 ArtSpace

Last Chance - May 30 through July 4, 2015

A show of new works by artist Emily Fleisher based on a population of kamikaze mourning doves who are injured or killed daily diving into the reflective living room windows of her in-laws home.

Chris Sauter: God of the Gaps

BOX 13 ArtSpace

Last Chance - May 30 through July 4, 2015

A show of new work by San Antonio-based artist Chris Sauter tackling the dialectic between science and religion in response to recent conflicts affecting our political, educational, and medical systems.

Marjorie Schwarz

Art Palace

Last Chance - May 29 through July 4, 2015

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

A Photographer’s Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Last Chance - April 4 through July 5, 2015

An exhibition celebrating the gift to the MFAH of more than 400 photographs from the collection of Houston-based landscape and portrait photographer Michael Marvins and his wife, Michele. The show features 60 works, including photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, and many others.

George Rodrigue

West Ave. River Oaks

Last Chance - April 25 through July 5, 2015

A retrospective exhibition featuring 75 works by artist George Rodrigue (1944-2013), including the artist’s dark Louisiana Landscapes, Cajun scenes, iconic “Blue Dog” paintings, and twenty works never seen publicly from the private collection of long-time friend and collector, Don Sanders.

Ink & Image

Archway Gallery

Last Chance - June 6 through July 8, 2015

The group exhibition of print works by Archway artists Barbara Able, Joel Anderson, Andre and Virginia Bally, Christie Coker, Kevin Cromwell, Mary Lee Gray, Paula J. Haymond, Tom Irven, Harold Joiner, Anita Nelson, donna e perkins, Shirl Riccetti, Peggy Sexton, Liz Conces Spencer, Cookie Wells, and Andrea Wilkinson. Part of PrintHouston 2015.

Paris Jomadiao: Sediment


June 5 through July 10, 2015

An exhibition of cut-paper illustrations and installations by Houston artist Paris Jomadiao taking cues from naturally occurring textures and patterns.

For a New World to Come

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

March 7 through July 12, 2015

"For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979" examines an important and often overlooked period for photography and contemporary art in Japan. This show features more than 250 works–photographs, photo books, paintings, sculpture, and film-based installations–many of them never before seen in the U.S.

Takis: The Fourth Dimension

The Menil Collection

January 24 through July 16, 2015

The first U.S. museum survey of sculptures, paintings, and kinetic works created over the past half century by Greek artist Takis–a self-described “instinctive scientist” whom Duchamp dubbed “the happy ploughman of magnetic field.”

Margaret Evangeline: Camellias

Octavia Art Gallery

June 25 through July 16, 2015

An exhibition of paintings by artist Margaret Evangeline inspired by the camellia flower, a fall and winter bloom emblematic of the Deep South and her childhood in Louisiana.

Side Effects That Nobody Wants

Cardoza Fine Art

June 26 through July 19, 2015

An exhibition of work by painters James Burns, Chris Henry, and Dual, drawing influence from graphic design, typography, cartoons, and the high keyed color palate of Graffiti.

Rashed Haq: Relics and Industrious

Aker Imaging Gallery

June 20 through July 24, 2015

An exhibition of work of Houston-based photographic artist Rashed Haq exploring the remnants of man’s past through photos of working tools and everyday scenes of the industrial workplace.


Hunter Gather

May 29 through July 25, 2015

A group exhibition featuring unconventional, contemporary printmaking by artists Laura Grossett, Sandria Hu, Cassie Normandy White, Cheryl Rogers, Marie Leterme, and Cathie Kayser. Held as part of Print Houston.

Kelli Vance: Recital

McClain Gallery

June 6 through July 25, 2015

An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Houston-based artist Kelli Vance that continue her investigations of sexuality, anxiety, and identity. This body of photo-realistic paintings create ambiguous narratives which elude to sexual fetishes or abduction, bondage or violence.

Paintings and Sculptures

Rudolph Blume Fine Art | ArtScan Gallery

June 20 through July 25, 2015

A group exhibition contrasting figurative paintings with abstract or semi-abstract sculptures. Includes work by artists Dylan Connor, Tommy Gregory, Roberta Harris, Alex Larsen, Ken Mazzu, David Medina, Jesus Morales, Steve Murphy, George Schroeder, Hana Shoup, and Kelli Vance.

Shane Tolbert: Fine China

Blaffer Museum's Window Into Houston

May 20 through July 29, 2015

The latest in the Blaffer’s downtown “Window into Houston” exhibition series features three large-scale, site-specific flower paintings by artist Shane Tolbert. The term “Fine China” most often refers to delicate and refined porcelain, but can also refer to female genitalia and to heroin in its purest form.

Is it… Monochrome? Colorfield? Or an Object?

Gallery Sonja Roesch

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.

Barnett Newman: The Late Work

The Menil Collection

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

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.


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

June 10 through August 8, 2015

An annual open-call, juried exhibition, this year featuring works by 62 artists selected by juror George Scheer (Elsewhere).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!)

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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