These cultural institutions make our city’s art scene one of the best in the country.
Artists of Houston Ballet in Mark Morris’ The Letter V
BALLET BALL While always one of the most extravagant galas of the year, 2020 marks Houston Ballet’s 50th anniversary—and its first ball back at the Wortham post-Hurricane Harvey (tickets from $2,500). Insider tip Since the ’80s, the Ballet Ball has raised over $25 million for Houston Ballet.
HOUSTON GRAND OPERA For its 65th season, HGO’s lineup is more diverse than ever, featuring epic biblical dramas, dangerous curses, tales of revenge and whimsical quests—plus a few world premieres. Insider tip HGO offers free performances every year at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
Beatriz González, “Apocalipsis camuflado (Camouflaged Apocalypse)” (1989, oil on paper)
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON (1001 Bissonnet St.) It’s one of the largest art museums in the United States—and our city’s claim to art fame. In 2020, MFAH will host the U.S. debut of Francis Bacon: Late Paintings; the immense Glory of Spain; and in the fall, the much-anticipated Calder-Picasso. Insider tip The museum offers exclusive curator-led tours that occur while the museum is closed to the public.
THE GORDY (800 Rosine St.) This month, Stages Repertory Theatre moves into its new $35 million, 66,850-square-foot, three-theater campus. Insider tip$1,500-plus of annual support (Impresarios) gets you access to the Lancaster Lounge—The Gordy’s private VIP lounge, complete with wine lockers.