At the end of the year, we like to look back at what you, our readers, were most interested in. As always, in 2022 we covered breaking art news across Texas, blockbuster exhibitions at local institutions, and so much more.
Below, you can find a list of our ten most-read stories from 2022.
One: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Reopens its Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room
The most-read article on Glasstire this year was a news story about the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston reopening its Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room, Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity. The artwork was installed on the first floor of the museum’s Kinder Building, which opened in 2020, but it remained closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It officially reopened to the public in September.
In March, Dallas’ art community lost Nancy Koen. With her husband, Jason, Koen ran The Box Company, an exhibition space and art services company.
Three: It’s Warm in El Salvador: Part 1
In this essay, Glasstire’s Assistant Editor, William Sarradet, recounts his trip visiting with artists in El Salvador. This article may also be read in Spanish.
Four: National Gallery of Art Creates “Artle,” a Wordle for Art
In the wake of the popularity of Wordle, The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. created an online game in which players try to guess an artist’s name based on four of their artworks.
Five: Van Gogh’s Symbolic Olive Trees and Landscapes at the Dallas Museum of Art
Ruben Cordova reviewed a stunning show which brought together works from Van Gogh’s olive grove series.
Six: Houston’s Historic River Oaks Theatre to Reopen
This news story announced that Kimco Realty is planning to reopen Houston’s historic River Oaks Theatre, which closed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The theater hasn’t reopened yet, but, according to its website, it still will.
Seven: Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Ann Daly wrote about Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, an exhibition that examined the artist’s little-seen photography practice.
Eight: Here’s a 717-Gigapixel, 5.6-Terabyte Photograph of Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch”
At the beginning of the year, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum released a 717-gigapixel (717,000,000,000-pixel) image of Rembrandt van Rijn’s The Night Watch.
Nine: April Brings Three Art Festivals to Fort Worth
This year, Fort Worth’s Main Street Art Festival returned after being cancelled for two years. Additionally, the city saw the new Fort Worth Art Fair, also in downtown, and the annual event Arts Goggle, which takes place in the city’s Near Southside neighborhood.
Ten: Over $5 Million of Art Destroyed During Dallas Museum of Art Break-In
In June, a man broke into the Dallas Museum of Art and smashed three ancient Greek vessels and a Cado bottle, doing reportedly $5.153 million in damage. It was later reported that 911 calls from that night indicate the trespasser called the police on himself.