“Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” Among Top Five Fine Art Picks This Week

Entertainment producer Exhibition Hub and Fever, the leading platform for entertainment discovery, delayed the opening of “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” which was scheduled to open at the MARQ * E Entertainment Center in Houston, TX on August 12. Photo: Steven Hendrix

1. Montopolis

Two years ago, Justin Sherburn brought a wonderful Big Bend-inspired piece of music to Houston. Sherburn describes his Montopolis ensemble as an “independent chamber music group,” in which three quarters of a string quartet merge with keyboards, drums and guitar in a sound that ranges from atmospheric to powerful. Sherburn said his next project would focus on the Texas Gulf Coast, and true to his word, he and Montopolis are coming to Houston this weekend with “The Living Coast,” a multimedia performance that includes live music, tales and a film about nature.

When: 8 p.m. Sept. 18

Or: MATCH, 3400 Principal

Details: $ 20; matchouston.org

André Dansby

2. Niki de Saint Phalle

The Menil collection captures a pivotal decade in the work of Niki de Saint Phalle, an artist whose groundbreaking work began with violent works critical of the patriarchy changing tone in the mid-1960s for celebrations of the female form. Her works “Tir” and “Nana” here represent two phases that differ in the way the artist pushed against genre constructions in the 1960s. The exhibition at the Menil Collection is a rare exhibition in the United States of his work, with pieces collected from around the world.

Until January 23, 2022

Or: Ménil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross

Details: free; visit menil.org for a timed entry

André Dansby

3. “Van Gogh: the immersive experience”

The 360-degree digital art experience, which projects more than 300 sketches, drawings and paintings by Vincent van Gogh using video mapping technology, is finally open at the MarqE Entertainment Center in Houston. One of the highlights of the exhibition is a “virtual reality journey through a day in the artist’s life”.

When: Until January 2, 2022

Or: MarqE Entertainment Center, 7620 Interstate 10 W.

Details: Tickets start at $ 19.90 per child, $ 34.90 per adult; vangoghexpo.com/houston

Amber Elliott

4. “My beautiful lady”

The classic Eliza Doolittle story returns with this Lincoln Center Theater production that is part of the Broadway at the Hobby series.

Until September 19

Recreation Center, 800 Bagby

Tickets start at $ 35; thehobbycenter.org

Cary Darling

5. Lawndale Center for the Arts

A quartet of new exhibitions opens this week at the Lawndale Art Center: “Die laughing” by Emily Peacock, “Gold Was Made Fa’Her” by Bria Lauren, “Black Star” by David McGee and “Symbiosis” by Cindee Travis Klement, an ongoing project in the Mary E. Bawden Sculpture Garden.

When: Sep 17-Jan 15 2022

Or: Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street

Details: free; Lawndaleartcenter.org

Amber Elliott

  • André Dansby

    Andrew Dansby covers culture and entertainment, both local and national, for the Houston Chronicle. He arrived at The Chronicle in 2004 from Rolling Stone, where he spent five years writing about music. Previously, he had spent five years in book publishing, working with publisher George RR Martin on the first two books in the series that would become “Game of Thrones” on television. images you have never seen. He has written for Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Texas Music, Playboy, and other publications.

    Andrew doesn’t like monkeys, dolphins and the outdoors.

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    Amber Elliott covers the arts and society for the Houston Chronicle.

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