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December 2019- Houston

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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 26 T he former Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in Highland Village Shopping Center will be the second experiential Lululemon flagship (the first is in Chicago) with two stories, T he year 1941 was a time not unlike today: Totalitarian was on the rise, war raged, and groups of people were harshly persecuted for their religion and for being "other." America teetered towards isolationism. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt spoke out, outlining the quintessential sense of being American in his Four Freedoms speech to Congress. Artist Norman Rockwell responded, illustrating FDR's address and bringing it into mailboxes and living rooms via a series of The Saturday Evening Post covers — Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Fear, and Freedom from Want. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is one of seven national venues to showcase "Norman Rockwell: American Freedom," which spans the Depression era/ World War II to the American Civil Rights movement. Paired with the iconic works in the show organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, are photos from the era by Hank Willis Thomas and Emily Shur. Viewers will find hope in one artist's response to living through fraught history, as well as a corollary to today. December 15 – March 22, Catherine D. Anspon THIS JUST IN … A ROCKWELL MOMENT BIRDSONG + ALBUM COVERS soaring 19-foot ceilings, and almost 19,000 square feet of happy chakras. Yoga classes, mediation room, lockers and showers, a patio, and a Fuel Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner (cocktails beer and wine, too) make this the new hangout for all you Downward-Facing Dogs. Alongside Lululemon's cult active wear will be one- of-a-kind merch. TOP RIGHT: COLLECTION OF NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM. ©SEPS: CURTIS LICENSING, INDIANAPOLIS, IN. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. WWW.CURTISLICENSING.COM. Norman Rockwell's Freedom from Want, 1943, for The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1943, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Rendering of Lululemon Highland Village T wo exhibits nod to music, both natural and manmade. At Discovery Green, public sculpture and a sound piece are all about the birds. A flock of aluminum, origami-inspired avian sculptures, Paloma by French studio Pitaya, holds court among the live oaks of the park, artfully illuminated by LED lights after dusk. Paired with this flock of 200 is Rice University anthropologist Lina Dib's latest ode to endangered birdsong, the sound sculpture Here and Now (both through February 24). At Cherryhurst House, curator/artist Barbara Levine organizes an open- ended show with upcoming sound- inspired programming. "The Art of Music" includes photographs by talents such as Mickalene Thomas, as well as a deep dive into artists tapped for album covers including Josef Albers, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Irving Penn, and dot lady Yayoi Kusama (through June 28, 2020; open during special events and by appointment). Catherine D. Anspon Pitaya's Paloma, 2019, at Discovery Green Irving Penn's Miles Davis, Tutu, 1986, at Cherryhurst House

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