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Finding Humanity in the Humidity: An Art Trip to Texas

by Corinna Kirsch on July 18, 2014
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There’s a type of summertime heat in the Gulf states that will turn even the hardiest of souls into a single ball of sweat. Not even air conditioning cannot save you. Summer’s really not the best season for art, and the galleries tend to know that; they slow down just like the rest of their sticky city-dwellers. And yet, a scant few do get out, and try to see art though most of the galleries have gone on vacation.

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Art Museums Might Become More Diverse, Thanks to the Mellon Foundation

by Corinna Kirsch on January 6, 2014
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Are art museums far too white? Well, yes.

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Amid a Golden Age of Artist’s Bookstores, the Last Domy Books Will Close

by Corinna Kirsch on July 10, 2013
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This weekend, Houston will lose Domy Books, a one-of-a-kind artist bookstore and exhibition space, and a pipeline between artists scattered throughout Houston and Austin. Domy Austin shuttered in December 2011, with the owner, Dan Fergus, citing “seven years of breaking even” as the cause for the closures. It’s a sad end to a powerful model for artistic activity within the state.

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New York Goes to Texas: The Texas Contemporary Art Fair

by Corinna Kirsch on October 19, 2012
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There’s plenty of reasons for starting an art fair, but you rarely hear the line about non-profits yearning for one. That’s the story behind the Texas Contemporary Art Fair which gets underway this week at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center (which intentionally looks like a big boat). Run by Brooklyn-based artMRKT Productions, the fair looks impressive, and reflects its growing reputation in the contemporary art world.

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[Update] The Andy Monument Will Leave Union Square for Houston, Texas

by Corinna Kirsch on August 21, 2012
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In May, AFC reported that Rob Pruitt’s The Andy Monument would stay in Union Square through the end of the summer. This week, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH) unveiled a crowdsourcing campaign to bring The Andy Monument to Texas. The sculpture will be on view in Union Square until September 4, 2012.

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