Art of the State

Compiled by Robert Faires and Julie Weaver.

The following is a monthly supplement to the arts section, featuring events and exhibitions from across Texas. Art:

ARTPACE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART will present Texas Abstract: New Painting in the Nineties, featuring 32 paintings by 12 Texas artists. Through Dec 22. 445 N. Main Ave., San Antonio. 210/212-4900.

ARLINGTON MUSEUM OF ART features TEXAS REALism... with a twist, a show of representational paintings and drawings by 11 emerging and veteran Texas artists. 201 W. Main St., Arlington. 817/275-4600.

THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM, HOUSTON currently features Derek Boshier: The Texas Years, Wallpaper Works, and an exhibit by acclaimed, controversial Andrés Serrano. 5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston. 713/526-0773.

KIMBALL ART MUSEUM is showing Ancient Assyrian Treasures from the British Museum, through Feb 4. A variety of lectures and events will accompany the exhibition. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth.

MCNAY ART MUSEUM currently features Elegant Artifice/Persuasive Fictions: Photography by Paul Jeremias, large-scale color images of theatre and opera, through Jan 14. 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio. 210/805-1754.

THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON is presenting several exhibitions through January, including Visions of Love and Life: Pre-Raphaelite Art From the Birmingham Collection, Genesis in the Fire: Sculptural Works From Green Mountain Foundry, Voices of the American West... and more. 1001 Bissonnet, Houston.

WITTE MUSEUM is featuring Seek Out Science/Discovering Women, an exhibition highlighting the nation's top women scientists and engineers, through Jan 2. 3801 Broadway, San Antonio.


BALLET FOLKLORICO PASEO DEL NORTE, Mexican folk dance as presented by this El Paso company. Nov 24-26, Fri & Sat, 7:30pm, Sun, 3pm, at Chamizel National Memorial Theatre, 800 S. San Marcial, El Paso. Tickets: $3-5. 915/857-0415.

THE NUTCRACKER, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet of a girl's Christmas dreams, presented by the San Antonio Symphony and BalletMet. Nov 24-26, Fri-Sun, 2 & 7pm, at the Lila Cockrell Theatre, San Antonio. $15-35. 210/554-1010.

THE NUTCRACKER, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet of a girl's Christmas dreams, as choreographed by Ben Stevenson, presented by the Houston Ballet. Nov 24-Dec 30, Wed-Sun, 7:30pm, Sat-Sun, 2pm, at the Brown Theatre, Wortham Center, Houston. Tickets: $10-60.


DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, performing Kabalevsky's Overture to Colas Breugnon; Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43; and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Opus 65; with Yefim Bronfman on piano and Andrew Litton conducting. Nov 30-Dec 3, Thu-Sat, 8:15pm, Sun, 2:30pm, at Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora, Dallas. Tickets: $12.50-50. 214/692-0203.

HOUSTON SYMPHONY, performing Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams; Lalo's Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra; Barber's Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance; with Uri Pianka on violin and Christoph Eschenbach conducting. Nov 25-27, Sat & Mon, 8pm, Sun, 2:30pm, at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana, Houston. $10-55. 800/828-2787.


THE BALLAD OF BILLY K: The Tall Tale Adventures of a Singing Cowgirl, a rip-roarin' new solo show by Katherine Griffith, directed by Phill George, presented by Jump-Start Performance Co. Dec 1-17, Fri-Sun, 8pm, Jump-Start Performance Co., 108 Blue Star, San Antonio. Tickets: $8-10. 210/227-JUMP.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Charles Dickens' beloved tale of holiday redemption, presented by the Alley Theatre. Nov 28-Dec 30, Tue-Thu, Sun, 7:30pm, Fri & Sat, 8pm, Sat & Sun, 2:30pm, at the Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Ave., Houston. Tickets: $16-42. 713/228-8421.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Tennessee Williams' heart-rending family drama, as directed by Andy Ritch, presented by the Hill Country Arts Foundation. Nov 30-Dec 16, Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 2pm, in the Pavillion of the Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram. 210/367-5122.

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, a musical revue of songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, presented by Stages Repertory Theatre. Nov 22-Dec 31, Wed-Sat, 8pm, Sun, 5pm, at Stages Repertory Theatre, 3201 Allen Parkway, Houston. Tickets: $15-18. 713/527-0240.

HANSEL AND GRETEL, the playful operatic rendition by Humperdinck, presented by Dallas Opera. Nov 24, 26, 29, Dec 2, Wed-Sat, 7:30pm, Sun, 2pm, at Fair Park Music Hall, First & Parry, Dallas. Tickets: $20-225. 214/443-1000.

IT RUNS IN THE FAMILY, a holiday comedy set in a London hospital.Through Dec 23, Fri & Sat, 8:15pm, Sun, 2:30pm, at the Josephine Theatre, 339 W. Josephine, San Antonio. Tickets: $8-$14. 210/734-4646.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, the Frank Capra film adapted for the stage, is presented by Steven Stoli's Playhouse. Nov 25-Dec 30, Fri-Sun, 8pm, Steven Stoli's Playhouse, 11838 Wurzbach, Selma. Tickets: $13.50. 210/408-0535.

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