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Houston, do we have a problem? The verdict on early museum openings in Texas

Plus, Ralph Rugoff on Southbank Centre's possible closure. Produced in association with Christie's

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Photography

Resistance, subversion and identity at the heart of Fotofest's first African focus

The complicated kinship between photography and colonialism is exposed at this year's festival in Houston

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Conservation & Preservation

After a discovery, Rothko Chapel moves to shore up its walls

Lack of steel reinforcement results in a plan to insert rebar, delaying the reopening of the Modernist sanctuary

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Conservation & Preservation

Rothko Chapel to be restored, and gain auxiliary buildings

Artist's son says the project will "do right by my father’s vision for the space"

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Building projects

Houston's museum building boom continues with opening of Menil Drawing Institute

Campus expansions at three museums in Texas's biggest city focus on creating civic spaces as well as on showing art

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Artists

Jasper Johns show and catalogue raisonné open Menil Collection’s new Drawing Institute

The 88-year-old artist, who gets the institute’s inaugural show, was deeply involved in the drawings catalogue project

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Public art

White supremacist messages and paint spread outside Rothko Chapel in Houston

The historic art installation created as a "sacred space for reflection" was restored and reopened on Monday

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Conservation & Preservation

Hidden ‘LeWitt’ wall drawing may once again see light of day

Current owner of the collector William Stern’s former home wants to uncover work that was painted over when the Menil Collection sold the property

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Barnett Newman

Menil reveals secrets of Newman’s technique

An eight-year effort to restore a major work by Barnett Newman (1905-70) has shed new light on the artist’s methods.

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Iran

Former Iranian ambassador gives $2.8m to assist Texas's Museum of Fine Arts in pursuit of Islamic art

The director says that the collection will be the first of its kind in the region, catering to an emergent Muslim community

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Nicholas Serota

Tate director heads to Houston instead of Miami

Serota takes a mysterious trip

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Kazimir Malevich

This summer, the "Kasimir Malevich: Suprematism" exhibition is to travel from Germany to the USA

Organised by the Guggenheim Foundation and the Menil Foundation, works presenting the Russian avant-garde's embrace of abstract art will be displayed

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Rothko Chapel

Unveiled: the newly restored Rothko Chapel

A $1.8 million project saves both paintings and the contemplative space designed by the artist himself

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Houston

FotoFest 2000 combines traditional techniques with modern innovations

The Houston international photographic biennial is the only event of its kind in the US

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Robert Rauschenberg

Rauschenbergs confiscated from exhibition

Police take works of art off the walls to recover $5.5 million debt

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Art market

FotoFest 94 emphasises global environment concerns

The Texas gathering is expected to attract as many as 50,000 visitors

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Museums

Houston's Museum of Fine Arts bucks the recession in Texas

The museum's endowment has grown to $157 million and a $50 million building by Raphael Moneo comes next