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Travel Back in Time to Prehistoric Texas

March 26, 2024 | By

See Early 20th-Century Big Bend Through the Lens of Photographer W.D. Smithers

February 19, 2024 | By Matt Joyce

The Crescent Hotel in Fort Worth Is a Work of Art

January 16, 2024 | By John Lumpkin

Bathed in ambient light, an imposing 3D relief greets visitors behind the front desk as they enter the new Crescent Hotel on Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth’s Cultural District.

County Jail Museums Offer a Glimpse Into Texas’ Punitive Past

August 22, 2023 | By Robyn Ross

Whet Your Appetite at the Whataburger Museum of Art on Instagram

July 20, 2021 | By Morgan O'Neal

A Pop-Up Museum Spreads ‘Black Girl Magic’ in Mesquite

January 13, 2021 | By Sabrina LeBoeuf

Tucked away in a Mesquite shopping plaza just off Interstate 635 is a pop-up museum filled with the wonder of Black girl magic.

21 For ’21: New Hotels, Events, Festivals, and Other Things to Look Forward to This Year

January 12, 2021 | By Sarah Thurmond

If you’ve been experiencing wanderlust at the start of 2021, you’re not alone. Recent studies suggest people are feeling the urge to travel domestically, and bookings are starting to go up for the summer.

Do Something Different This Holiday Season

December 11, 2020 | By Heather Brand

The year 2020 has been far from ordinary, so why not do something equally unexpected this holiday season?

The Daytripper Explores Houston’s Museum District

August 27, 2020 | By Chet Garner

“Tripping” in Houston may seem overwhelming because, well, it’s the fourth most populated city in the U.S.

8 Quirky Texas Museums to Visit

February 28, 2020 | By Amanda Ogle

Texas has dozens of world-class art, science, and history museums, from Space Center Houston to the Alamo. But sometimes it’s the smaller, lesser-known museums that stick with you. We’ve gathered eight weird-yet-wonderful museums from around the state that elicit “oohs,” “ahhs,” and giggles. Whether you’re a classic TV addict or a passionate collector, put these gems on your travel bucket list.

Exhibit at George W. Bush Center in Dallas Explores Texas Presidential Escapes

August 19, 2019 | By John Lumpkin

As visitors this summer to the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas will discover, presidents seize opportunities to depart Washington, D.C. The Center’s exhibit on presidential retreats, which runs through Oct. 6, highlights Camp David and three Texas-related venues: LBJ Ranch in the Hill Country, George and Laura Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford and the Bush family compound, Walker’s Point, in Kennebunkport, Maine, as well as identifying other getaways, including Harry Truman’s Florida White House in Key West, Herbert Hoover’s rugged Rapidan Camp in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains or a succession of presidential yachts.

Ullberg’s Oversized Wildlife Sculptures Wow at Retrospective Exhibit in Corpus Christi

May 13, 2019 | By Jesse Sublett III

Size matters—not only in the jungle but in the civilized world and the medium of wildlife sculpture—a truth amply manifested by sculptor Kent Ullberg’s new exhibition at the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi.

Fredericksburg Was a Tiny House Haven Long Before HGTV

October 4, 2018 | By Heather Brand

Spanning 3.5 acres along West Main Street in downtown Fredericksburg, the Pioneer Museum chronicles the history of Sunday houses (among other vernacular architecture) and serves as an ideal launching point for a self-guided walking tour of the tiny historic homes, most of them within a few blocks of one another. For a broader overview, the museum offers a guided historical and architectural walking tour of the town on select Wednesday evenings.

The Grace Museum in Abilene

September 27, 2018 | By

The four-story Grace Museum occupies the Mission Revival-style 1909 Grace Hotel. A neon sign glows on the rooftop, and the museum hosts an interesting collection of permanent and traveling exhibits.

Passionate Chefs Make Boxed Sandwiches A Thing of the Past at These Fort Worth Museums

August 29, 2018 | By June Naylor

When chef Denise Shavandy walks into the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, she often wonders if she’s dreaming. Before she found her way to cooking, Shavandy considered other career paths that might have landed her in a place like this. Fortuitously, her job as executive chef of Café Modern, the museum’s restaurant, involves crafting beautiful food next to some of the most important art anywhere, inside a building created by one of the world’s foremost design talents.

Exhibition Coming to the African American Museum in Dallas Will View Jefferson’s Monticello Through the Eyes of Slaves

June 19, 2018 | By Julia Jones

An upcoming museum exhibit in Dallas will explore life on one of the nation’s most historic plantations—from the perspective of slaves who lived there.

Dallas’ African American Museum will debut the newly updated Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty in mid-September, the museum announced this week. The exhibition will feature more than 300 works of art, documents, and artifacts.

From Boomtown to Ghost Town: Ranger, Breckenridge, and Thurber Museums Recall Early 20th Century Oil Rush

January 17, 2018 | By Robyn Ross

Derricks filled the town of Ranger during the oil boom, as depicted in this circa-1920 photo on display in the Roaring Ranger Oil Boom Museum.

Brushing up on History

October 14, 2016 | By Gene Fowler

Within a few minutes’ walk of downtown Austin’s bustling Sixth Street entertainment district and historic Congress Avenue, a trio of museums at the city’s Brush Square offer distinctive windows into the Texas capital’s past.

Museum Masterpieces: Must-see picks

December 12, 2008 | By Marty Lange

The idea for this story sprang from an abbreviated stop I made at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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