Robert Hughes

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963, Digitally Restored For National Geographic Channel Doc

    Speaking of a Dealey Plaza's redo ... I've had a copy of National Geographic Channel's JFK: The Lost Bullet sitting on the desk for a week; haven't watched it yet, but there's time -- it doesn't air till Sunday at 8 p.m. And while it's said to show Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone on November 22, 1963 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Why We Love Sports in America: 2011

    ​Since I'm out on vacation next week let me get to this Fourth of July tradition a little early: Happy Birthday, America. Our country turns the ripe old age of 235 on Monday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I'll make time this weekend remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to have a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Why We Love Sports in America

    ​Happy Birthday, America.   Like tonight's July 5th fireworks show in Dallas, it's better late than never. Right?   Our country turned the ripe old age of 234 on Sunday. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, I tried to spend some time remembering how friggin' fortunate we are to ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 8, 2003

    Fish Story

    The Amon Carter hooks a big one, despite Winslow Homer's schlocky tendencies

  • Culture

    April 10, 2003

    Krazy Philip

    The virtues of Guston's late work shine in a Fort Worth Modern retrospective

  • Culture

    March 20, 2003

    The Great Leap Forward

    The DMA's new show delivers on its premise--a showcase for talented young Texas artists

  • Culture

    December 19, 2002

    Long Live the Poison Pen

    There are two kinds of critics: those who criticize, and those who don't

  • Culture

    November 21, 2002

    Real American

    Putting H.C. Westermann's popular retrospective in perspective

  • Culture

    April 11, 2002

    Free of Expression

    Two phases of John Alexander's work show what happens when an expressionist loses the fire

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2002

    Critic's Choice

    Aussie badass (and Time columnist) Robert Hughes speaks at SMU's Tate Lecture Series

  • Culture

    January 31, 2002


    The Meadows' new Goya show serves up the riddles, but not the answers

  • Culture

    July 12, 2001

    That's All, Folks

    Contemporary art superstar Ed Ruscha turns a mirror on his times, and finds...not a whole lot

  • News

    March 29, 2001


    Um, Thanks?; Cry Havoc; Straight Talk

  • Culture

    March 15, 2001

    Still Wannabe

    The DMA falls for its own hype, and that of another self-promoter named Joseph Beuys

  • Culture

    November 2, 2000

    Feet of Clay

    Picasso's ceramics are like the little girl with the curl: Sometimes they're great, sometimes they're horrid

  • Culture

    October 5, 2000

    Gotta Be Me

    Through four decades of masterful painting, Wayne Thiebaud remains true to his vision

  • Culture

    February 17, 2000

    Cheers and tallyho

    Your devoted columnist -- the little ingrate -- sails off into the sunset

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    The Dropout Piece

    Lee Lozano was among the most celebrated conceptual artists of the 1960s. So why is she buried in an unmarked grave in Grand Prairie?

  • Calendar

    November 18, 1999
  • Culture

    August 12, 1999

    Déjà view

    Among some genuine talent at the Dallas Visual Arts Center, too many copycats abound

  • News

    October 22, 1998

    The Artful Bomber

    Graffiti artist Greg Contestabile grows up and grows respectable, but finds that the glam of the gallery can't top the lure of the street

  • Calendar

    June 11, 1998