From Italian art to globally inspired gardens, a new crop of cultural offerings has landed in Houston.
Manlio Rho, “Untitled (Composition)” (1937-1938)
EXPLORE A NEW EXHIBITION
This month, The Menil Collection will debut Silent Revolutions: Italian Drawings from the Twentieth Century, the first large-scale survey of 20th century Italian drawings mounted in the U.S. From Nov. 14 to April 11, 2021, museumgoers can peruse 70 works by various artists, many of which were selected from the Collezione Ramo in Milan. This exhibition highlights a significant yet often-overlooked era in Italian art. 1533 Sul Ross St., menil.org
At Tenfold Coffee, a new cafe and roastery in the Heights, owner Jacob Ibarra sources coffee beans from around the globe.
GET SCHOOLED IN THE ART OF COFFEE BREWING
Savor a simple menu at Tenfold Coffee, a new cafe and roastery in the Heights. With a focus on high-quality, responsibly sourced coffee beans, owner and native Houstonian Jacob Ibarra hopes to educate his hometown through coffee classes, which range from espresso extraction to latte art. Learn how to craft your own cold brew, or order a cup from the cafe and enjoy Tenfold’s airy, industrial-chic space. 101 Aurora St., tenfoldcoffee.com
The Tropical Heart in HBG's Global Collection Garden
WANDER THROUGH AN URBAN OASIS
You can now find an urban oasis within city limits, thanks to the newly opened Houston Botanic Garden. Spanning 132 acres, this museum of living plants comprises multiple distinct gardens, each housing a variety of tropical, subtropical and arid plants. Be sure to check out the Global Collection Garden and the Culinary Garden. 8210 Park Place Blvd., hbg.org
Photography by: from top, photos by: Studio Vandrasch Fotografia, © Manlio Rho, Collezione Ramo, Milan; Focused Bloom Photography; Michael Tims