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‘Shame on those that silence artists’: Shahzia Sikander speaks out after her opening in Texas is cancelled

The University of Houston seems to have caved to the threats of a local anti-abortion group

Organisers of billboard art project allege their show in Texas on prison reform was censored

Companies that manage advertising spaces in Houston reportedly called off the project with little warning or explanation

A curator’s library of books on Black artists finds a home in Houston

In addition to assembling her own roving art book library, Amarie Cemone Gipson is a research fellow on a project in Houston to preserve and promote the history of Freedmen's Town

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, becomes ‘nexus for the study of Islamic art’

Texas institution opens six new galleries to display its collection of Islamic art, coinciding with its hosting of symposium on the subject

A new show at Dia Chelsea aims to be a glowing tribute to Chryssa and her neons

The influence of New York on the Greek-born artist informs an exhibition designed to fill in the gaps of her story

Thinking inside the box: Walter De Maria’s ‘meaningless work’ goes on show in Houston

The Menil Collection's exhibition will feature rarely shown and previously unseen works from its collection

Contemporary and historic photographs capture moments of political urgency in Houston’s FotoFest biennial

The 19th edition of the photography exhibition is on view across various venues in the Texan metropolis

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to expand its Islamic art galleries

The museum’s Islamic art collection spans more than 1,400 pieces as well as important long-term loans

Frederick C. Baldwin, co-founder of Houston’s FotoFest, remembered for championing 'global vision' of photography

Baldwin, who has died at the age of 92, was a “shining example of generosity” driven by his experience of the Civil Rights Movement

Hockney and Van Gogh paintings meet in Houston for exhibition on the joys of nature

Despite Covid-19, the show will open with works now safely flown across the Atlantic

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Houston politician's mysterious collection of African artefacts raises alarm bells

Hundreds of pieces of African art are being stored in a publicly funded warehouse by the Harris County commissioner Rodney Ellis with little explanation of their background

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

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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

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

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"

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

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 publication

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

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

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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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

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

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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FotoFest 2000 combines traditional techniques with modern innovations

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

Rauschenbergs confiscated from exhibition

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

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FotoFest 94 emphasises global environment concerns

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

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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