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Houston's offbeat art scene
Houston's offbeat art scene

Let's play a quick word association game. I say "Houston," and you say, "(Fill in the blank)." You probably did not answer "quirky." "Astrodome," maybe, or "humid," or "We've got a problem." All solid, serious words that evoke the opposite of quirk. But there's probably more quirk than you'd think. America's fourth-largest city (population 2.2 million) may not be a Berkeley, Austin or — pardon me, — L.A., but Houston has a passel of offbeat art sites. They're also off-the-beaten-path art sites (Houston's sprawl can make L.A. feel like Manhattan), but once you reach them you'll...

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