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Garden Delights

A little River Oaks garden party produces a crazy $700,000 windfall: Only in Houston

By Shelby Hodge

From the moment that Bayou Bend Garden Party chairs Carol and Mike Linn learned that Houston was once referred to as the "Magnolia City," they focused on that 1870s moniker as the theme f ...

Carol and Les Ballard Lecture Series: "The Material of Sleep in Early New England"

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

In early New England, the phases common to all lives — birth, marriage, death — transpired at home, behind closed doors, around the bed. This lecture explores some of those phases as th

Maison & Objet Paris

Best new home items from Paris design show: Baccarat faucets, 3-D textiles, Lalique butterflys & more

By Barbara Kuntz

Baccarat crystal faucet handles with built-in glowing LED lights, textiles in mesmerizing 3D patterns and swimming fish, blooming flowers and flying birds projected onto surfaces to create a living ...

MFAH art opening: Unfolding Worlds: Japanese Screens and Contemporary Ceramics from the Gitter-Yelen Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Exquisite large-scale folding screens, displayed together with contemporary ceramics, reveal three centuries of Japanese artistic traditions and styles. Unfolding Worlds is a unique installation th

Islamic Treasures in H-Town

Fighting fanatics with art: Kuwaiti princess shares Islamic treasures with Houston — and the world

By Tarra Gaines

Can art change minds and lives? If that art is shared with the world, perhaps it can. This seems to be the belief and life goal of Sheikha Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, a Kuwaiti princess and ...

Your Vote Matters

Charity Challenge spotlight: Houston Museum District Association touts cultural destinations for all

By Promoted Series Correspondent

Houston's a city of great giving and the CultureMap Charity Challenge, presented by Yellow Cab, aims to highlight that. CultureMap selected 12 deserving nonprofits to compete for a grand prize ...

Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — Oscar shorts & ballet in the buff included

By Joel Luks

On tap this week is dramatic opera, a narcissistic bitch, unknown Oscar movie screenings, Japanese medieval music and a contemporary ballet with tunes by one of the most iconic legends in the music ...

MFAH Art Crowd Party: "Line: Making the Mark"

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Get private access to the exhibition Line: Making the Mark. Joining the Art Crowd party is curatorial assistant Lauren Rosenblum to share her insight and expertise. Featuring some 50 drawings

Houston Premieres film screening: Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Dancer Elizabeth Streb and the STREB Extreme Action Company form a motley troupe of flyers and crashers. Propelled by Streb's edict that "anything too safe is not action," these dared

MFAH's Little Art Adventures

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Little Art Adventures is a special program designed for children ages 3 to 5 years old and an adult companion. The experience includes a storybook circle, creative shape and color play, the creatio

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