“Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature” on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston
HOUSTON – There’s a beautiful new David Hockney-Vincent Van Gogh exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston that shows off their shared fascination with the natural world through the power of color. “Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature” now on display at MFAH, marks the first time the two artists have been paired in an American museum exhibition. ‘The Joy of Nature’ brings together nearly 50 of Hockney’s vibrant works—ranging from intimate sketchbook studies to monumental paintings, as well as his experimental videos and iPad drawings—with 10 carefully chosen original paintings and drawings by Van Gogh. Check out the colorful exhibit now through June 20th at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Watch as Lauren Kelly chats with the exhibit’s curator, Ann Dumas.
This is how you can register to make art that will change the look of the Houston area
Midtown Houston has partnered with UP Art Studio to create relevant, unconventional mini murals in the district. HOUSTON – Houston-area artists can show off their creativity by painting mini murals in several Texas cities. UP Art Studio, who curated the award-winning program, put out a call for artists to paint small-scale murals on traffic signal cabinets and other utility cabinets in diverse Texas neighborhoods. Upcoming project commissions include City of Houston Districts C and H, East Aldine, League City, La Porte, and Near Northwest. Interested artists can join the Mini Murals Artist Program registry at any time.
New website helps people find and enjoy hundreds of wonderful murals throughout Houston
HOUSTON Youve seen pictures of some of the great art work around town, or maybe youve even driven by them a few times...but do you actually know where your favorite Houston murals are located? Elia Quiles, co-owner of Up Art Studio helped create the website HoustonMuralMap.com (along with website developer Alex Barber, among many others) with information and locations for hundreds of murals and art installations across Houston. Almost 1000 art installations are now just one click away! This map includes 500+ murals sourced by our network of artists, community partners, and volunteer mural hunters. Whats your favorite Houston mural?