A POP OF CULTURE

Art fairs, parties and theatrical spectacles make for some of this year’s most exciting openings. With exciting events everywhere you turn, our culture curator Jonathan Spindel illustrates the best of the best

AUSTIN
MIDCENTURY FOREVER
The unique style of Midcentury Modern design began took the world by storm, including Latin America, where some of the most beautiful pieces were designed. See inspiring decor from Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, whose enduring style continues to inspire designers and artists worldwide. October 11 – January 17. BlantonMuseum.org

STUNNING SKYLINE

The Long Center presents Skyline, a social soirée where you can savor delicious food and relax with a cocktail while watching the sun set over downtown Austin, or sample hand-rolled cigars while perfecting your putting on the City Terrace. October 23. TheLongCenter.org

POP UP GALLERY
POP AUSTIN is among the world’s most exciting art shows for contemporary art collectors. Join the Jet Set for a weekend of extraordinary exhibitions, exclusive parties, and unique opportunities to purchase the world’s best cutting edge art. October 22-25. POPAustin.com

DALLAS
LIFE IN PICTURES
Laura Wilson’s photography takes us on a journey to the American West, into communities that are outside of the ordinary, yet also familiar. September 5 – February 14. CarterMuseum.org

THE WORLD OF POP
Follow the path of Pop Art in the 1960s and 70s as it developed across the globe. This groundbreaking exhibition presents America’s best-known Pop Artists along with their contemporaries in Europe, Latin America and Japan. October 11 – January 17. DMA.org

TWYLA THARP
Vibrant, radiant and genius barely begin to describe a Twyla Tharp performance. A legendary American original, she revolutionized ballet and remains one of the world’s greatest dancers. September 18-19. ATTPac.org

HOUSTON
FIELDS OF COLOR
Mark Rothko pioneered the beauty of pure abstraction with his meditative color pieces. MFAH presents a definitely retrospective with more than 60 paintings that trace the artist’s full career. September 20 – January 24. MFAH.org

FANTASTIC FLOURISHES
Journey south of the border with Ballet Folklórico de México, the famed cultural ambassadors of Mexican fine arts. Full of color, rhythm, and technical perfection, their energetic performances will inspire you. September 15. MillerOutdoorTheatre.com

SINATRA AT THE SYMPHONY
Ol’ Blue Eyes would have turned 100 this year. Celebrate the legend with an evening of the timeless songs that Frank Sinatra made us fall in love with. Oct 30 – Nov 1. HoustonSymphony.org

SAN ANTONIO
MADAMA BUTTERFLY AT THE TOBIN
Puccini’s evocative love story comes to life with full symphonic accompaniment. See the production that has already garnered rave reviews. Oct 1–3. TobinCenter.org

MIRO? MARVELOUS
Known for playful colors and whimsical compositions, these timeless modern masterpieces bring a taste of Spain to San Antonio. A great introduction to Modern art for viewers of all ages. September 30 – January 10. McNayArt.org

GAME FOR A GOOD TIME
Save the date for the 45th Annual Witte Game Dinner, where you can join over 1,000 prominent South Texans for an evening of fine dining, dancing, and town-and-country chic. October 19. WitteMuseum.org

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