The best plays, musical performances, and exhibits in Texas are enjoyed by record number crowds, according to our cultural adventurer Leanne Raesener who shares our favorite recommendations from across the state.
DEEP IN THE VAULTS OF TEXAS
Sixty From The 60s, an exhibit originally on view in 2015 at the LBJ Library, is now available online. It features iconic photographs, historical objects, and more related to sixty Americans who made an impact on this seminal, swinging era. At LBJLibrary.org.
ON IMAGE: Courtesy of The LBJ Presidential Library
GLOBAL SUCCESS REWARDED
The Harry Ransom Center, drawing primarily from its own collection of over 300 items, including numerous documents, photos, and videos never before seen in public, presents Gabriel García Márquez, The Making of a Global Writer. Márquez is best known for his Nobel Prize-winning novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Through August 30. At HRC.UTexas.edu.
ON IMAGE: Courtesy of The Harry Ransom CenterTexas.
EXPLORE THE BLANTON. ANYTIME. ANYWHERE.
The Blanton Museum of Art has its assortment of digital resources available so that you can #MuseumFromHome. Explore their permanent collection, peek behind the scenes with Blanton staff, watch artist interviews, learn about Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin, and more. At BlantonMuseum.org.
ON IMAGE: Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin. Courtesy of The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin.
DALLAS / FORT WORTH
STAY IN. STAY DMA.
One of Alfredo Ramos Martínez’s masterpieces, Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art, is on display for the first time at The Dallas Museum of Art. The loan of this monumental painting inspired the exhibition. Online and on view through September 20. At DMA.org.
ON IMAGE: Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Flores Mexicanas, 1914-1929. © The Alfredo Ramos Martínez Research Project, reproduced by permission. Courtesy of Dallas Museum of Art
ALWAYS DIFFERENT, AVAILABLE & FREE
The Dallas Contemporary has announced #dcfromhome—a digital hub to inspire creativity for all ages. Explore their website for family-friendly, and adult content programming such as curator guided deep dives into exhibitions, virtual studio visits, and more. Don’t miss their weekly Spotify playlist, Hang Tight. At DallasContemporary.org.
ON IMAGE: Paola Pivi, Ma’am, 2016. Courtesy of Dallas Contemporary
MEET YOU AT THE FAIR
The Dallas Art Fair will present Dallas Art Fair Online, a new platform allowing collectors to preview, and purchase works digitally from participating galleries. The Fair has been rescheduled to October 2020. At DallasArtFair.com.
ON IMAGE: Isabelle du Toit, Casual Chat, 2020. Courtesy of Cris Worley Gallery, Dallas Art Fair
ASIA SOCIETY: AROUND THE WORLD
The Asia Society will now be brought directly to you through its digital channels with content for all ages. Join the journey on social media via #AsiaSocietyAtHome and be a part of the adventure. Available online at AsiaSociety.org.
ON IMAGE: Courtesy of Asia Society
MFAH IN YOUR LIVING ROOM
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has launched a new virtual museum experience, #MFAHatHOME, to share its treasures with audiences around the world. Online at MFAH.org.
ON IMAGE: Painting by Richard Stout. Courtesy of MFAH
MUSIC TO OUR EARS
The Houston Symphony understands there is no substitute for a live orchestral performance. However, they will still bring you their transporting sounds on Spotify. Also, their broadcast programs are available both online and at Houston Public Media each Sunday. At HoustonSymphony.org.
ON IMAGE: Courtesy of The Houston Symphony
DREAMING OF SELENA
The McNay Art Museum pays tribute to the beloved 90s icon, singer, designer, and Texas legend—Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in its exhibition Selena Forever/Siempre Selena with five photographs by award-winning San Antonio photographer John Dyer. Online and on view through July 23, 2020. At McNayArt.org.
ON IMAGE: Selena, 1992. By John Dyer. Collection of the artist, courtesy of McNay Art Museum
SAMA CURATES TO YOU
SAMA remains committed to enriching lives through exceptional experiences with art. Discover through a digital landscape its permanent collection of art from around the world. Check out its exhibition Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art. Follow samuseum on Spotify to listen to the museum’s #SAMAJams series. Don’t miss kids’ story time with educators every Thursday or explore online learning and art-making activities for the kids. Available online at SAMuseum.org.
ON IMAGE: The Game, 2015. Photo by Terrell James. Courtesy of the San Antonio Museum of Art. Photography by Peggy Tenis
WITTE YOU WERE HERE, WITTE WHERE YOU ARE
Witte Where You Are provides engaging, interactive experiences that you can do at home. Investigate how the past connects to today and digitally explore Witte artifacts, take virtual gallery tours, and more. At WitteMuseum.org.
ON IMAGE: Courtesy of the Witte Museum