“Very Merry Pops”, Bruce Davidson among recommended artistic events


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1. “Very happy pops”

Michael Krajewski conducts the Houston Symphony, the Houston Symphony Chorus and guest singers Rodney Ingram and Peter Theurer through a program that includes holiday titles like “Deck the Halls”, “White Christmas”, “The Christmas Song” and selections from sources like “A Christmas from Charlie Brown.”

When: 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on December 18, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on December 19

When: Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana

Details: $ 29 to $ 149; 713-224-7575, houstonsymphony.org

André Dansby

2. Bruce Davidson

A new exhibition at the Menil Collection makes good use of an incredible anonymous gift: over 300 images taken by legendary photographer Bruce Davidson. Davidson’s reputation was built by immersing himself in a place and reaching a point where his subjects were unsupervised. And those topics were very diverse, including circus performers, miners in Wales, civil rights protesters in Alabama, and all kinds of communities in New York City.

11 am-7pm Wednesday to Sunday until May 29, 2022

Or: Ménil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross

Details: free; sign up for a timed entry to menil.org

André Dansby

3. “Will Henry: New works on paper”

Houston-based artist Will Henry unveils a new exhibit of 10 modest-scale works on paper at Josh Pazda Hiram Butler’s home. Each looks like a painting from a painting and gives a subtle nod to art history with a bit of humor. Henry’s signatures are all there: trompe l’oeil frames, abstraction and landscapes drawn from his imagination.

When: 10 am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday until January 29, 2022

Or: Josh Pazda Hiram Butler, 4520 Blossom

Details: free, appointment required; 713-863-7097, pazdabutler.com

Amber Elliott

4. ‘Satirical garden ‘and’ Ghosts in common ‘

Ted Lawson begins each of his series with a question, a theory or an equation rooted in emotion. Dare to find answers in her latest exhibition, “Satyrical Garden” at Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, where artist Kysa John’s latest collection of drawings, paintings and installations, “Ghosts in Common,” is also on display throughout. throughout the new year.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays until January 8, 2022

Or: Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, 3465 W. Alabama ste. B

Details: 832-740-4288, nancylittlejohnfineart.com

Amber Elliott

  • André Dansby

    Andrew Dansby covers culture and entertainment, both local and national, for the Houston Chronicle. He came to The Rolling Stone Chronicle in 2004, where he spent five years writing about music. He had previously 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.

  • Amber Elliott

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


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