Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Art History of Houston

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/artbook_2069_159064309

There is apparently a catalog of the CAMH No Zoning show coming out (note to self: must get), and included in it is a chronology of Houston's art history since 1930. But, as the Chron tells us:

It includes an invaluable chronology of the Houston art scene's history since 1930 by Caroline Huber and the Art Guys. The chronology's meant to be updatable, too, since memories can be rusty and subject to revision. So the authors created a Wikipedia page "for participants to make additions and corrections or insert new information.
But when you go to the page, at least as this writing, here's what you find:
This page has been deleted. The deletion and move log for the page are provided below for reference. 17:06, 26 August 2009 RHaworth (talk | contribs) deleted "Houston Alternative Art" ‎ (A7: Article about an eligible subject, which does not indicate the importance or significance of the subject) (Peep, Douglas Britt, 9-29-2009)

 I don't know what's up with Wikipedia, but I will make an offer--The Great God Pan Is Dead will create a page for this chronology and update it as comments come in, if CAMH is interested! I would love to see a chronological history of Houston art and artists. (I wouldn't mind seeing the same for music and literature, too!)

Update: The Wikipedia page is now up, but with lots of caveats:

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