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Must-See Art in Houston This Month

Ray Dennison and Daniel Renfrow | November 30, 2016 | Feature Features

Your guide to the art scene this month
The Buffalo Bayou Park cistern

Public Art: Going Underground
Urban explorers have been spelunking in the historic Buffalo Bayou Park cistern for years, capturing stunning photos of the geometric columns that support the old 87,500-square-foot water collection basin built in 1926. In May, the space was redeveloped and finally opened to the public, and now Venezuelan artist Magdalena Fernández, backed by both the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, transforms the cavern into a public art space with her installation Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern. Opening Dec. 10, the video projections illuminate the 221 concrete columns, creating a trance-inducing, kaleidoscopic underworld.


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