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The Arts in Houston
 

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Impressionists at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Surrealists at the Menil Collection, cutting edge at the Contemporary. Plus a fanciful Art Car Museum, mind-boggling expressions of outsider art, the transcendent power of the Rothko Chapel.

Houston, home to Rice University, is celebrated as one of America's most creative southern cities. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), the Menil Collection, and the contemporary Arts Museum (CAM) produce world class exhibitions.  Houston is home to alternative art spaces such as the Art Car Museum, Diverse-Works, Lawndale Art Center, the Orange Show, and Project Row Houses. Within blocks of Rice, you will find the MFAH, the CAM, the Holocaust Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft.  Visible throughout the city are sculptures by the likes of Miro, Moore, Oldenburg, and Giacometti. Numerous galleries provide wall space for national and local talent.

On campus, the Rice University Art Gallery presents a season of commissioned and site-specific installations by international painters, sculptors, photographers, and videographers.  Movie buffs can experience art at 24 frames per second in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts Film Program's cinema, which screens new, classic, independent, and documentary films. Visitors, students, staff, and faculty also have the privilege of experieRice Gallery 2ncing live professional and student stage productions in our Theatre Program, staging two productions per year that range from comedy to tragedies to musicals.

Houston arts are not confined to two or three dimensions.  Houston supports a resident symphony, opera, repertory theaters, and ballet companies. Walk across the street to hear free outdoor concerts at Hermann Park or stay on campus and listen to the sounds emanating from Rice's own Shepherd School of Music.
 


Houston Art
Houston Fine Arts Calendar >>
Houston Public Art >> 

Houston Museums
Holocaust Museum, Houston >>
Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston >>
Station Museum of Contemporary Art >>
The Art Car Museum >>
The Contemporary Arts Museum >>
The Jung Center of Houston >>
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston >> 
The Menil Collection >> 

Houston Art Organizations
Art League Houston >> 
Community Artists' Collective >> 
Houston Arts Alliance >>
Houston Arts & Media >> 
Society for Indian Performing Arts >> 
Society for the Performing Arts >> 
Watercolor Art Society, Houston >> 
Women in the Visual & Literary Arts >> 

Houston Arts News
Artshound >> 
Fresh Arts Coalition >> 
Glasstire >>

Performing Arts in Houston
A.D. Players >>
Alley Theatre >>
Back Porch Players >>
Black Lab Theatre >>
Classical Theatre Company >>
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion >>
Ensemble Theatre >>
Horse Head Theatre >>
Houston Ballet >>
Houston Theater District >>
Jones Hall for the Performing Arts >>
Main Street Theater >>
Miller Outdoor Theater >>
Radio Music Theatre >>
Society for the Performing Arts >>
Stages Repertory Theatre >>
The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts >>
Theatre LaB >>
Theatre Under the Stars >>
Wortham Theatre Center >> 

Film in Houston
Alamo Drafthouse, Houston >>
Angelika Film Center >>
Auroro Picture Show >> 
Houston Cinema Arts Society >>
Houston Film >>
Houston Film Commission >> 
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Films >> 
Southwest Alternate Media Project >>

Visual Arts Spaces
Bayou City Art Festival >>
Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston >> 
Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum >>
Cy Twombly Gallery (at The Menil Collection) >> 
DiverseWorks >>
FotoFest >>
Houston Art Crawl >> 
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft >> 
Houston Center for Photography >>
Lawndale Art Center >>
Project Row Houses >> 
Rice University Art Gallery >>
Rothko Chapel >>
The Orange Show >> 
Yale Street Art Market >> 

Music
Bayou City Performing Arts, Gay Men's Chorus of Houston >>
Houston Chamber Choir >>
Houston Friends of Music (Shepherd School of Music, Rice University) >>
Houston Grand Opera >>
Houston Symphony  >> 
Houston Symphony Chorus >>
Moores School of Music >>
Shepherd School of Music >>