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Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to Paint Portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama for Smithsonian

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. has commissioned Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to paint Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits, respectively, the Wall Street Journal reports. Both portraits will be unveiled next year when they are added to the ...

This 900-year-old Chinese Bowl Just Sold for $38 Million

An antique Chinese bowl fetched a whopping $38 million at auction on Tuesday. The purchase of the 900-year-old bowl, which was fashioned during the Song dynasty, sets a new auction record for Chinese porcelain, auction house Sotheby's said.

Harvey Arts Recovery Workshop

Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance and Harvey Arts Recovery announced today details of a workshop for the recovery and stabilization of flood damaged art and collections.

Historic Third Ward Community Center Asks for Help Rebuilding After Harvey

A historic Third Ward community center damaged during Hurricane Harvey is pleading with the public for financial support to repair its building and restore a treasured work of art reports KPRC.

The Ensemble Theatre Brings Back Sizzling Romantic Comedy “Sassy Mamas”

The Ensemble Theatre brings back sizzling romantic comedy Sassy Mamas, by Houston playwright Celeste Bedford Walker and directed by Eileen J. Morris, Opening Night and Media Reception, Wednesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Theatre Under The Stars ​to Hold Local Houston Auditions for ​SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is holding dance auditions for the upcoming holiday production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, which TUTS is bringing to Houston with Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP).

Playwright, Garrett Davis, Using the Performing Arts Theater as a Platform to Bring Awareness to Minority Health and Health Care Issues

How do you teach the mind, touch the body, reach the soul of a man, woman or child? With a reflection of themselves, not in the mirror, but on the stage. Playwright Garrett Davis’ mission to educate and advocate with ...

The Ensemble Theatre Annual Black Tie Gala: “Live It! Love It! Celebrate!”

The Ensemble Theatre celebrates the Grand Finale of its 4oth Anniversary at the 2017 Annual Black Tie Gala: Live It! Love It! Celebrate! This event is held to honor the artists, companies, organizations, and individuals whose unparalleled support enables The ...

Local Comic Book Artist Staging First Ever Texas Latino Comic Con

By day, Hector Rodriguez is an unassuming fifth grade teacher at McKinney ISD. But by night, he has a whole other identity as an up-and-coming Latino comic book artist whose creation, El Peso Hero, has become an international sensation.

Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950 Family Activities, Tours, and More

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has organized a lineup of family activities, tours, and more, for the exhibition Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950, on view now through Sunday, October 1, 2017. Mexican Modernism features some 175 works charting ...

Ed Sheeran Temporarily Quits Twitter After 'Game of Thrones' Scorn

Ed Sheeran temporarily deleted his Twitter account this week, but the singer did not provide an explanation to the public about his decision to remove himself from the social media platform.

Vocal Icon Nina Simone’s Soulful Journey Comes to Life On Stage at the Ensemble

As one of the best artist of the 20th century, vocal icon Nina Simone set the tone for singers who came after her and worked hard for her platform. With a career expanding from jazz to blues and Broadway, Nina ...

TSU Art Students Revive School’s Mural Tradition

Texas Southern University’s long and storied history of art lives on in a new set of student-produced murals recently hung in the school’s Wellness and Recreation Center.

Snoopy’s Cools Audiences Off With Its Slapstick Style Humor

If you’re a fan of the Charlie Brown cartoons and you're looking for a good chuckle this summer then this is the perfect lighthearted musical for you. The World According to Snoopy features music and lyrics by Larry Grossman and ...

Downtown District and Theatre Under the Stars Present Body by Broadway at Market Square Park

The Houston Downtown Management District and Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) present Body by Broadway at Market Square Park. Sing, squat, dance and plank along to your favorite Broadway tunes, taught by instructors from DEFINE body & mind. Classes are ...

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