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Disgraced: Deliver Us to Evil

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From Bow to Baton

Famed conductor Anshel Brusilow first conceived of his memoir, Shoot the Conductor, in 1967. He didn’t start writing immediately. Life afforded the former conductor...

Arts-Centered Learning

As long as there’s been public school, there have been fights about where art and music fit into it. “They’re valuable but not crucial,”...

The Umbrella Man

Gustave Caillebotte is the forgotten man of the Impressionist movement. This artist counted Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Pissarro among his friends and supported them...

Intimacy and Impact

Next year is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, and it’s a classical music organization whose...

Jesse’s Girls

Jesse Sierra Hernandez has finally arrived. The fortysomething painter started out nearly two decades ago as a sort of scenester-slash-bon vivant-slash-autodidact who was arguably more...

Ugly, Beautiful, Pretty, Kitsch

In 2009’s Untitled, the curator of a contemporary gallery sells abstract paintings from her back room because if her clients knew she sanctioned that...

Lusty Dracula

In his 27 years leading the Houston Ballet, Ben Stevenson choreographed many full-length ballets, from Swan Lake to Don Quixote and beyond, including four...

Autodidacts

The last time I wrote up a show at the Amon Carter Museum, I wasn’t overly impressed and speculated that the lack of access...

Exhibitionists on the Move

Exhibitionists, a recent pop-up art show at Shipping & Receiving, featured some familiar names, but it mainly served as a platform for new, emerging...

Princes and Queens

In 1849, the painter Gustave Courbet scandalized the French art world with “A Burial at Ornans,” a huge work that depicted an ordinary peasant...