Google Art Project

Watch behind the scenes footage of the Street View and high resolution captures from the Art Project.

SUITS: The Clothes Make the Director?

Has Morgan Spurlock, director of Super Size Me, plagiarized Houston’s Art Guys? Read the full story here and Culturemap’s recent coverage here.

Revitalizing the Arts Scene in an Effort to Rejuvenate the Town

The Bosque Arts Center in Clifton. A recent report estimates that roughly 20 percent of the tourism and visitor spending in Clifton is art- and culture-related.

Creative industries generate $4.5 billion/yr in economic activity for TX.  Support the arts in TX and you help the economy thrive. Read the full story here.

UH designated as top category of research universities by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

UH joins the ranks of Tier One

Youth Speaks turns 15

Youth Speaks provides four-year arts, education and activism scholarships. Its core group of students ranges from 13 to 19, and their performances can sell out an entire Opera House.

Read the entire article in the SFGate.

The Oyster King

The oysters of Texas are in good hands.  For 60+ years Dr. Sammy Ray has studied oysters and the Texas bays in which they live.  Read about the Mitchell Center’s Shrimp Boat Projects and Artists in Residence Zach Moser and Eric Leshinsky here.

Houston Public Media Unified

Read more about the merger here.


Visitors may participate in "Phone" at Texas Woman's University by making calls using the "GoPhone" located in the exhibition space.

Subtext Projects presents. . .

FREERIDING features works that reflect on or incorporate an act of giving or taking. The nature of these exchanges eclipses mere interaction and involves a deeper commitment on the part of the artist and viewer in that each gains something, relinquishes something, or engages in a reciprocal trade. Each work in the exhibition relates to the idea of exchange whether the artist designates his work part of the Public Freehold (Lawrence Weiner); recreates and manipulates another artist’s work (Christine Bisetto); mines from images in the public domain and depends on online workers to contribute to the piece (Kristin Lucas); purges intimate objects and memories (M. Kate Helmes); sells opportunities to engage in conversation with the artist (Budd); or the work centers on charitable, collaborative, and intellectual exchanges (The Art Guys, David Bergholz, Candy Chang and Temporary Services).

Those not able to visit the space are invited to participate by calling 832-525-5113. If no one in the exhibition space answers the phone, callers are invited to leave a message. Click here for more information.

Read the CultureMap article here.

A Working Plan for Emancipation Park

Join the Menil Collection on Thursday, January 27 at 7pm.

Philip Freelon

“A Working Plan for Emancipation Park”

Thursday, January 27, 7:00 p.m. Menil Collection

Emancipation Park is Houston’s oldest park. The ten-acre parcel of land in Houston’s Third Ward was purchased in 1872 by a group of black community leaders, all former slaves, as a site to celebrate the end of slavery proclaimed in Galveston on “Juneteenth,” June 19, 1865. For twenty years, Emancipation Park was the city’s only park open to African-Americans.

Philip G. Freelon has a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from North Carolina State and a Master of Architecture degree from MIT. The Freelon Group, founded in 1990, has received thirty-seven AIA design awards and completed major museum projects in Baltimore, San Francisco, and Charlotte, N.C. The team of Freelon Adjaye Bond was selected to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Contract magazine’s 2008 Designer of the Year, Philip Freelon is a Fellow of the AIA, and won the 2009 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture. A 1989 Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, he teaches at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning.

Because the City says so

Dan Havel and Dean Ruck’s newest project in fifth ward.  Read the full scoop here.

TED unveils 2011 speakers

The Rediscovery of Wonder

Explorers, storytellers, photographers, scientific pioneers, visionaries and provocateurs from all parts of the globe. Check out the line up here.

Is truth the burden of scientists?

The art and science dichotomy

Thinking pragmatically, perhaps one of the most crucial reasons to keep artists and scientists coming together is the wider audience that naturally follows interdisciplinary projects, is paramount for the global scale of today’s concerns.

On teaching art to scientists

Experimental Dance big part of MoMA Performance Exhibition Series

The Museum of Modern Art resumes its Performance Exhibition Series with dance.

Museum Shows Leap Beyond the Frame

Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on ‘Ode to Joy’ for a Prepared Piano

I just popped out to play BeethovenChaos, Romanticism’s energy source, threatens or titillates as navigator musicians play the MoMA’s Bechstein from the inside out.

Evan Shinners performing the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in “Stop, Repair, Prepare” in MoMA’s second-floor atrium.

Festival highlights from the flip video cam of Life is Living’s Artistic Director Mark Bamuthi Joseph, Mitchell Center Artist in Residence

Going Green with GONZO24/7’s Graffiti



Check out local B-boys Havikoro on November 6 at Life Is Living Houston.

Brent Green lecture at University of Houston

The  University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and  School of Art will host DiverseWorks artist in residence Brent Green on Tuesday, November 9 from 1:00 – 2:30pm for a lecture in Fine Arts room 110.

The Statue of Four Lies


Former Mitchell Center Artists-in Residence, the Art Guys present the newest addition to the University of Houston Public Art Collection. The Statue of Four Lies analyzes the vestiges found in the foundations that testify to its original former arrangement and is a monument to aesthetical inexactitudes in the form of various kinds of fruits rendered in bronze.

The Statue of Four Lies

Location: North side of the new Cougar Village, adjacent to Lynn Eusan Park near the intersection of Wheeler and Calhoun. Parking at the Welcome Center Garage, corner of Calhoun and University Dr.

Click here for more information.

Read the culturemap review of the unveiling by Steven Thomson here.

The Art Guys still have nothing to do with this.

Graphic Novel Workshop

The Graphic Novel Workshop, taught by UH Creative Writing faculty Mat Johnson, will host a public presentation on September 22, 2010 from 7:00-9:00PM in the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library Honors College Commons

Here is a video about the Graphic Novel Workshop