Christine Biederman

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  • 11 years ago

    The two summer shows at the Meadows Museum, The Triumph of French Painting and 20th Century Texas and Spanish Prints, provide the perfect excuse to visit the question: What gives on the Hilltop? When last we visited the Meadows' edifice on Bishop ...

  • 11 years ago

    I once heard a theory that there are really only two dozen or so stock narratives, all contained in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. For example: Adventurers/thieves find treasure, then kill one another while each tries to grab the gelt for himself ("T...

  • 12 years ago

    Philanthropist, n. A rich (and usually bald) old gentleman who has trained himself to grin while his conscience is picking his pocket. --Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary Ray Nasher isn't a man given to grinning. At 82, he is a diminutive man...

  • 12 years ago

    Ah, fall. The season of gallery walks, museum shows, dealer openings and party pics. Of hype and anxious activity, all aimed at luring that rare but highly prized specimen, Homo sapiens collectoricus. This season, especially, the quarry is as inte...

  • 12 years ago

    Lest you doubt that the 3-year-old recession lives on, consider the latest evidence for life after death: the Kimbell Art Museum's new show, The Quest for Immortality: Treasures of Ancient Egypt. Coming some 18 months after our government declared...

  • 12 years ago

    Well, I almost screwed up. In fact, I came within a week of overlooking what may be the best show of the year: The McKinney Avenue Contemporary's Baby-Boom Daydreams, an exhibition of the figurative paintings of Louisiana native Douglas Bourgeois....

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