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FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE 1. MCCLAIN GALLERY | 2242 Richmond Ave. | 713.520.9988 Imagining Backwards: Seven Decades of Picasso Master Prints exhibits 50+ works to provide a concise overview of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, with works dating from 1905 to 1970 with an emphasis in the 20s, 30s and iconic Vollard Suite. The exhibition will explore Picasso’s work of printmaking techniques while providing a full survey of his most well-known muses. This exhibit will open the second week of September to coincide with Picasso The Line, which is an exhibit organized by the Menil Drawing Institute. www.mcclaingallery.com 2. RICE DESIGN ALLIANCE | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston | 713.348.5670 The Rice School of Architecture and the Rice Design Alliance present the Fall 2016 Lecture Series, Mass Timber. ALBERT POPE, Gus Sessions Wortham Professor, RSA, curates the series, as many architects and engineers are experimenting with wood as a building material. Yasmin Vobis and Aaron Forrest of Ultramoderne, whose Chicago Horizon is pictured, will visit on Wednesday, September 28. Lectures will be held this year at the Midtown Arts & Theater Complex Houston. Tickets can be purchased at www.signup.rice.edu/MassTimberLecture. 3. ART STROLL | Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center | 929 Gessner Rd. | 713.242.4783 With the main goal of improving patient experience and showing off the “artsy” side of their participants, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center’s first-ever art exhibition will be on display through the rest of 2016. Featuring more than 80 works of art, including photographs, paintings and drawings – all works by the many talented physicians, employees and volunteers. Definitely a must-see! 4. SALLY SPROUT FINE ART | Williams Tower Gallery | 2800 Post Oak Blvd. | 713.553.5060 KALEIDOSCOPE: Approaching Nature explores how four artists engage with nature in distinctly different ways. PENNY CERLING, JANICE FREEMAN, DIXIE FRIEND GAY and ALLISON HUNTER are all midcareer and profoundly influenced by the relationship between human beings and the natural world. These artists’ works include photography, drawing and paintings and will all be on display at the Williams Tower Gallery September 15–October 21, 2016. Viewing hours are 8am to 6pm, Monday through Friday. september 16 | L O C A L 37