9 Off-the-Shoulder Pieces You Need Now

Go ahead, be a show-off … Let your shoulders breathe this summer with these cheeky, bare-all pieces.

Get in a Tassel

From Lanvin and MaxMara to Givenchy and Elizabeth and James, tassels are on nearly every runway right now.

   

Interiors

Feathering Your Nest:
10 Pieces To Accessorize Your First Place

After your boxes are unpacked and the furniture is in place, just remember it’s all in the details. Glam up your first place with this bold decoration.

Embree & Lake’s Lavish Larder

by Rebecca Sherman

For centuries in Europe, antiquarians have traditionally lived above or inside their shops — whether they are modest in size and cluttered with furniture and art, or grand and handsomely appointed with the finest goods. But it’s rare to find this arrangement in Dallas. Earlier this year, when Marc Lake completed renovations to Embree & Lake (the Read

Arts

Isabella Quintet:
Houston’s New Gallery Row

by Catherine D. Anspon
Always in dynamic transformation, Texas' preeminent gallery cluster in Houston over the past two decades has segued from Colquitt to 4411 Montrose and now to the ascendant Isabella Court. Read

Frieze Report:
New York is for (Art) Lovers

by Catherine D. Anspon
Gallerist Jonathan Hopson + Artist Debra Barrera Take Manhattan Jonathan Hopson, the director of Houston's Hello Project Gallery, and CAMH-exhibited Debra Barrera spent mid-May in Manhattan, canvasing the fairs and investigating the scene. Read

Technology + A “Digital Gaze”: Patricia Mora Reports
from Erin Cluley Gallery

photography Kevin Todora
Erin Cluley, widely known for her tenure at the Dallas Contemporary museum, is now receiving accolades for ambitious shows in her new digs on Fabrication Street. Read
Zeke Williams' "Giant Flower (green, blue, purple, pink)," 2015.

Dallas Will Go Pop!

by Catherine D. Anspon

In one of spring’s most exciting openings, the Walker Art Center rewrites art history with “International Pop,“ which posits a broad world-view for a movement that previously belonged to the Americans (with only an occasional nod to the Brits, as best seen in the Menil’s 2001 U.S./U.K. Pop survey). Get ready for a bigger-picture read as artists from Latin America to Tokyo are Read

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Visual Arts, Exhibtions.
International Pop, April 11 - August 29, 2015, Galleries 1, 2, 3, and the Perlman Gallery.
Installation views from Gallery 1.
Organized by the Walker Art Center, International Pop chronicles the global emergence of Pop art from the 1950s through the early 1970s—an art form that embraced media and consumerism with a new spirit of urgency and exuberance. This landmark exhibition, which features works by more than 100 artists from four continents as well as a daily film program in the galleries, recaptures the energy and inquisitiveness of this moment in art.  Curators Darsie Alexander and Bartholomew Ryan.

Venice Biennale Best:
Deborah Colton’s Top Ten List

by Deborah Colton
Texas gallerist Deborah Colton reports from the 56th Venice Biennale, where she traveled to take in exhibitions and pavilions for a number of the artists in her stable, including Egyptian-born Khaled Hafez and Mahmoud Obaidi, who is from Iraq. The nonagenarian cinematic/video/photo pioneer Jonas Mekas was another Biennale headliner. Read

Consuming Light: Nic Nicosia Explores Time and Space
in Building 2

by Patricia Mora

In an extravagant but quiet homecoming, Whitney- and Documenta-exhibited Nic Nicosia was invited into a chamber-like room in one of America’s top private collections. Patricia Mora explores the story of the Dallas native’s commission for “Building 2” and the tale of Nicosia’s 30-year friendship with his remarkable patron: Marguerite Hoffman, a regular on ARTnews’ 200 Read

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Richard Andrew Sharum’s Epic Observe Dallas 2015

by Catherine D. Anspon
A most ambitious street-photography project — one that literally incorporates the street — is winding down in Dallas over the next two weeks. Richard Andrew Sharum's heroic #ObserveDallas2015 involves eight super-sized photojournalist images (up to 40 by 60 feet) staged across four building facades downtown Read

Culture

Wine Talk: Ryan Cooper of Camerata is a Riesling Man

I love to talk about wine with people who share my passion for it. We trade stories about travel and winemakers and terroir and residual sugar, and we talk of taste and food pairings and cost. We recommend wines to one another, and we drink, and we learn a lot. In Wine Talk, a new series Read

Where to Drink This Week:
Summer Happy Hours

George and Ira Gershwin said it best: “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” What better way to relax this month than with a happening happy hour? Here, some of our favorites to keep you at ease.

Parties

Stag Party!

What: Stag Provisions for Men grand opening party. Where: Stag on Westheimer. Who: Co-owners Steve Shuck and Don Weir; patrons Mike Persia, Olivia and Edward Persia, Brandon Stein, Arvy Lim, Patrick Roswell, Shannon Hall, Ceron, Alex Rosa, and stylish sisters Erin Breen and Katie McClure. PC Moment: Let’s hear it for the boys — er, for the modern gentlemen. The dapper ones turned Read

Dinner with the Habsburgs at MFAH

What: A celebratory dinner and preview of “Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections.” Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Cullinan Hall. Who: Princess Maria-Anna Galitzine, Tatiana Galitzine, Maria Galitizine, Xenia Galitzine de Matta and Alberto Matta; Kunsthistorisches Museum director Dr. Sabine Haag, in from Vienna; sponsor Bank of America’s Houston prez Hong Ogle; Hamill Foundation’s Tom Brown; and Read