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OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. Art NOTES By Catherine D. Anspon O ur Lady of Art Cars: The late Ann Harithas — Houston's munificent patron, curator, gallerist, and museum founder — is finally getting her due: Art Car Museum is the venue for a traveling exhibition organized by the Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art in Victoria, Texas. Curated by Five Points' Maurice Roberts, "The Creative Era of Ann Harithas" reveals the late innovator's artistic influences and curatorial contributions, from Houston and Victoria to New York and California. Revel in iconic art cars forged, collected, and commissioned by Harithas, who founded the art-car movement in Texas, then bask in her intuitive, intimate collages (through April 28, 2024). Surrealism Reigns: Autumn is the calendar's most surreal season, and the art world takes note. At Rice University's Moody Center for the Arts, Laure Prouvost — who represented France at the 2019 Venice Biennale and won the UK's tony 2013 Turner Prize — forges an alternately enchanting and disturbing environment that would be at home in the Menil's Surrealism galleries. Her hermetic, eco- feminist exhibition, "Above Front Tears Nest in South," taps into varied media including f a u n a a n d debris sourced from the Rice c a m p u s . ( t h r o u g h December 14) … Dr. Volker E i s e l e , t h e force behind f a l l 's a n n u a l Sculpture Month Houston, organizes its seventh round at Site Gallery at The Silos at Sawyer Yards. In "The Sleep of Reason: The Fragmented Figure," 18 Texas artists take on the creepy cool agrarian ruin of the former Success Rice silos, seeking to answer this query: "What is the most compelling image of man and the human figure today?" (through December 2). We've All Come to Look for America: Two photographers … two Guggenheim fellowships … a parallel topic … and one singular year. That's the premise of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's "Robert Frank and Todd Webb: Across America, 1955," an intensely timely exhibit curated by Lisa Volpe (through January 7). The exhibition could be set to the Simon & Garfunkel soundtrack America with the line "I've gone to look for America." Frank and Webb's exhibition is one of a triumvirate that define the fall at MFAH … Speaking of photography, Project B's Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey return to town for their book signing and exhibition of the same name, "Caption This!," at Houston Center for Photography (reception Thursday, November 2, 6 to 8 pm; on view November 1 – 19). The duo, in collaboration with graphic designer Martin Venezky, bring forth a cheeky volume published by Princeton Architectural Press that's sourced from their vintage vernacular photography trove paired with text, aptly billed as "A photographic collection of amusing comments, snarky asides, and romantic admissions." Ann Harithas' Last Dance, 2001, at Art Car Museum OAK ESTATES | 4018 MEADOW LAKE LANE 5 BR | 5.5+BA | $3.5+M w w w . j a y m o n r o e h o u s t o n . c o m Jay Monroe, BROKER ASSOCIATE , BROKER ASSOCIATE Circle of Excellence Member, Hall of Fame Circle of Excellence Member, Hall of Fame 713.504.6936 713.504.6936 14

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