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February 2017 - Houston

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GAZING. GREAT ART PaPerCity PLAYBOOK. MUSEUMS Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, 4173 Elgin St., This outpost of the avant-garde presents some of the most cutting- edge contemporary exhibitions in Texas, including surveys for Whitney Biennial- or Venice Biennale-exhibited talents. "Analia Saban" and "Blake Rayne: Cabin of the Accused," both through March 18. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose Blvd., Housed in a sleek parallelogram of metal, the CAMH boasts a history of seminal exhibitions. "Angel Otero: Everything and Nothing," through March 19. Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr., T. Rex, amazing gems, fabulous Fabergé, and Tut's treasures reign at one of America's most visited and important museums devoted to natural science. "Mummies of the World" and "Cabinets of Curiosity are both on extended engagement. The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross, The Menil's Renzo Piano- designed building is considered one of the world's most significant works of architecture. Its celebrated collection brings together centuries and millennia of global artwork, from the Neolithic era and antiquity through today. Particularly outstanding are galleries devoted to African art and Surrealism. "Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast," through March 12; "ReCollecting Dogon," February 3 through July 9. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet, The MFAH is celebrated for its departments of photography, Latin American art, American art, and Glassell Collection of African, Indonesian, and Pre- Columbian Gold, as well as off- campus historic house museums Bayou Bend and Rienzi. "Two Centuries of American Still- Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection," through April 9. 28 Art mania is sweeping the town — already one of America's major cities for museums, galleries, and increasingly public art, as well as a significant talent pool of working artists. The Menil Collection KEVIN KEIM / THE MENIL COLLECTION C1-034_h7x70217.indd 28 1/16/17 4:45 PM

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