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October 2019- Houston

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. F or weeks, rumors buzzed and traffic stopped along Kirby Drive as the handsome edifice that was formerly Internum got its stripes. Broad horizontal bands of jaunty color transformed the once understated façade into a mammoth new iteration of the coastal phenomenon Color Factory, the national pop-up dedicated to installation art — and to an insane amount of selfies. This is only the third edition since Color Factory's launch in San Francisco in 2017, followed by SoHo in NYC in 2018. Expect 15 immersive multisensory experiences throughout the 20,000-square-foot interiors, including a scent chamber crafted by L.A. collaborators The Institute for Art & Olfaction, with taste involved as well in several custom-designed spaces. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston steps up as Color Factory's community partner. Head to for a first peek and a behind-the-scenes look at Color Factory and a complete artist list. Hint: NASA is involved, as well as Texas talent Alicia Eggert, who was tapped for an interactive light installation. Color Factory gives back to the community by providing funding (and volunteers) in collaboration with one of its participating artists — California-based nonprofit Project Color Corps — to paint a mural in Houston's EaDo neighborhood. Color Factory, 3303 Kirby Dr., opening day Saturday, October 26; tickets $38; Catherine D. Anspon W e consider ourselves architecture-obsessed, so we look forward to the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston Home Tour. For this year's tour, October 19 and 20, a jury of industry experts has selected eight area homes that represent the finest in new residential architecture. The two-day self-guided tour is open to the public and provides a rare peek inside some of Houston's most fabulously appointed private residences in beautiful neighborhoods, from Montrose to Tanglewood, West University to Boulevard Oaks. The homes on this year's roster were designed by Collaborative Design Group Architecture & Interiors, Collaborative Designworks, Mirador Group, Reagan | Andre Architecture, Content Architecture, Paul N. Brow Architect, and studioMet Architects, which has two homes on the tour. Home tour chair Rob Robinowitz, AIA, of McIntyre + Robinowitz notes that the success of each home is the result of an intense collaboration between the homeowner and his or her architect and builder. AIA Houston Home Tour, Saturday – Sunday, October 19 – 20, noon – 6 pm; full-tour tickets $25 in advance for adults, $20 bike riders, $15 children 12 and under; $35 on weekend of the tour, $10 single- house ticket at door. hometour. Anne Lee Phillips AIA HOME TOUR COLOR EXPLOSION ON KIRBY BENJAMIN HILL PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY THE ARTIST AND COLOR FACTORY Heather Moore's 100 Colors, 2018, at Color Factory, New York Heather Moore's Button Hallway, 2018, at Color Factory, New York e Menil Collection Opening September , Free admission. Always. ' Kanpi Women's Collaborative: Maringka Baker, Teresa Baker, Kani Tunkin, Pitjantjatjara language group. Minyma Tjutangku Kunpu Kanyini, 2017 (detail). Acrylic on canvas, 59 1/16 × 118 1/8 in. (150 × 300 cm). © Kanpi Women's Collaborative / Copyright Agency. Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2019. Image courtesy of Fondation Opale, Lens, Switzerland. Museum Hours Open Wednesday–Sunday 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday 1533 Sul Ross Street 713-525-9400 Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale Generous exhibition support provided by

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