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1. Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World
Harry Ransom Center (Austin)
August 15 – January 1, 2017
An exhibition of more than 200 photographs by Elliott Erwitt. Erwitt is known for his images of dogs, cultural figures, and daily life. The show is organized by Jessica S. McDonald, the Ransom Center’s Curator of Photography, and draws from the Elliott Erwitt Photography Collection, acquired by the Ransom Center in 2015.
2. Right Here, Right Now: Houston, Volume 2
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
August 20 – November 27
Opening August 19, 6:30-9PM
Thedra Cullar-Ledford in Conversation with Bill Arning on August 20, 2PM
Right Here, Right Now features three exhibitions by Houston-based artists:
—Amy Blakemore: People, Cars & Buildings, Sculptures, Flowers, and Junk, curated by Dean Daderko.
—Thedra Cullar-Ledford: Lady Part Follies, curated by Bill Arning.
—Susie Rosmarin: Lines and Grids: The Lost Decade
and Beyond, curated by Valerie Cassel Oliver.
3. This WAS Contemporary Art: Fine and Decorative Arts in Houston 1945-1965
The Heritage Society (Houston)
July 14 – October 15
An exhibition harkening back to the CAMH’s first exhibition titled This Is Contemporary Art. “The exhibition will use the 1948 show as a model for a look back at a time when Houston and the Houston art world were in transition from regional to national – even international – significance.”
4. Bob Parks: Saggy Bottom
Hellbox Gallery (Formerly She Works Flexible) (Houston)
August 12 – September 12
An exhibition by New Forest, UK-based artist Bob Parks. The show will include, via the gallery:
cricket, eating loads of food, Johnny Otis, the crucifixion, wax, gospel music, large cuts of wood, Sway, letters of recommendation, complex interconnecting theories about all things and ideas, cadavers, the BBC, catheters, Aboriginal dream interpretation, the blues, teaching, the flute, wallpaper, ect. [sic]
5.1. Side by Side Series: Larry Bell and Gabriel Dawe
Amarillo Museum of Art
July 15 – October 16
An exhibition of works by installation artist Gabriel Dawe and light and space artist Larry Bell.
5.2. Gabriel Dawe: Plexus no. 34
Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth)
August 16 – September 2, 2018
An installation by Dallas-based artist Gabriel Dawe commissioned for the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s atrium. For the installation, Dawe used more than 60 miles of colored thread to create a work “highlighting the architecture of the museum’s renowned Philip Johnson-designed building.”