• October 8, 2013

Thank you Texas Society of Architects/AIA for honoring Texas Foundation for the Arts as its 2013 recipient of the "Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Architecture through the Media in Honor of John G. Flowers, Hon. AIA"

  • July 22, 2013

KNCT-TV will broadcast Asia Society Texas Center on Thursday, July 25 at 9:00 p.m. Tune in if you're in Killeen, Copperas Cove, Lampasas, Temple, Belton or Waco.

  • July 1, 2013

Asia Society Texas Center will be broadcast on KEDT-TV in Corpus Christi on Sunday, July 7 at 9:30 p.m. and rebroadcast Friday, July 12 at 9:30 p.m.

  • May 15, 2013

Asia Society Texas Center will premiere on KERA in Dallas on Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m.

  • May 5, 2013

Asia Society Texas Center will premiere on KLRU in Austin on Thursday, May 9 at 9:00 p.m. with several additional broadcasts in May.

  • March 19, 2013

Asia Society Texas Center will premiere on Houston Public Media TV 8 on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. with a rebroadcast on Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m.

  • February, 2013

The 1910 Harris County Courthouse wins a Preservation Houston "Good Brick Award" for excellence in historic preservation.

  • November 19, 2012... The Art of Architecture will be rebroadcast during a Houston Public Media TV 8 pledge drive on Thursday, December 6from 7-8 p.m.  Be sure to call in your support for PBS.


  • November 12, 2012... The 1910 Harris County Courthouse will premiere on KERA in Dallas on Tuesday, November 13 at 8:30 p.m. with a rebroadcast at 11:30 p.m.


  • November 4, 2012...The 1910 Harris County Courthouse will premiere on KLRU in Austin on Sunday, November 11 at 6 p.m. and be rebroadcast on Sunday, November 18th at

    4:30 p.m.


  • June 13, 2012... The Art of Architecture:Houston wins a Bronze Telly Award!
  • August 19, 2012...The 1910 Harris County Courthouse will premiere on Houston Public Media TV 8 on Sunday, September 16 at 5:30 p.m. with a rebroadcast on Monday, September 17 at 10:00 p.m.


  • July 3, 2012...Strasburger & Price has joined the Herzstein Foundation and Fulbright & Jaworski as a major funder for our documentary on the restoration of The 1910 Harris County Courthouse.


  • June 24, 2012...KLRU in Austin will broadcast The Art of Architecture: Houston on Thursday, July 19.

    June 14, 2012... Houston Mayor Annise Parker awards TFA a $15,000 City's Initiative grant in support of Asia Society Texas Center.
  • March 8, 2012...Galveston Island wins a Bronze Telly Award!  Founded in 1979, the annual competition receives over 11,000 entries from throughout the U.S. and abroad.


  • March 6, 2012...The Art of Architecture: Houston premieres Monday, April 23 at 9:00 p.m. on Houston Public Media TV 8.
  • January 12, 2012...The Greentree Fund has generously committed to be the lead funder for the third episode of Houston Arts Television featuring Asia Society Texas Center.
  • October 28, 2011...The Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation has joined Fulbright & Jaworski as a funder for our program on the Harris County courthouse restoration.
  • September 6, 2011... Hines has matched ArchCenter Houston's grant for our upcoming PBS program The Art of Architecture.


  • August 2, 2011... W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation has committed to be the Lead Funder for The Art of Architecture.  
  • July 28, 2011  KEDT-TV, Corpus Christi PBS, will broadcast Galveston Island during their pledge drive on Tuesday, August 9 at 8:30 p.m.
  • July 8, 2011... Gensler joins Houston Arts Alliance and ArchCenter Houston as a funder for The Art of Architecture.

A spectacular view of Pennzoil Place (from the lobby), designed by Philip Johnson

In the studio at HoustonPBS: 

Producers Jim Bailey (l) and Kim Lykins with interviewees

AIA Executive Director Rusty Bienvenue and

architectural historian and author Stephen Fox.


  • February 21, 2011... KERA-TV in Dallas will broadcast Galveston Island Thursday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.


  • February 18, 2011... KRLN-TV in San Antonio will broadcast Galveston Island on February 28 at 9 p.m.
  • January 26, 2011... Texas Foundation for the Arts is proud to have been in the running for AMA Houston's 2010 Marketer of the Year in the arts/institutional category alongside the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) and Houston Children's Museum. Congratulations to all nominees and winners!
  • January 9, 2011... Austin's PBS station, KLRU-TV, will broadcast Galveston Island Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday Feb. 17 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m.
  • December 9, 2010... The Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP) awarded Galveston Island a Gold Ava Award (below) in the documentary film category.

  • October 13, 2010... The Galveston Daily News features a story on our recently completed documentary film titled "Galveston Island."
  • October 10, 2010... "Galveston Island" premieres on Houston Public Media TV 8 on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.  Galveston Release
  • September, 2010... "What Is Art?" -- such a compelling question!  Texas Foundation for the Arts is part of the discussion on culturemap.com.
  • August, 2010... Texas Foundation for the Arts has been awarded an Arts Project Grant from Houston Arts Alliance for Vol. II of "Houston Arts Television," featuring "The Art of Architecture."
  • May 20, 2010... Texas Foundation for the Arts is awarded an American Marketing Association "Crystal Award" in the "Video - Feature or Documentary" category for the premiere episode of "Houston Arts Television."  Executive Director Kim Lykins and the award below:


  • April 19, 2010... "Houston Arts Television" wins a Silver REMI award at the 43rd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival.

  • November 2, 2009... Fulbright & Jaworski becomes first funder for new documentary film on the renovation of the Harris County (Houston) 1910 courthouse.
  • September 9, 2009... BP America pledges $2,500 toward Galveston Island documentary.
  • June 26, 2009...  Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation contributes $5,000 toward Galveston Island documentary film for PBS.
  • April 27, 2009... Grant in the amount of $5,000 received from Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust toward Galveston Island documentary film.
  • January 22, 2009... Houston Mayor Bill White awards Texas Foundation for the Arts a special initiatives grant to produce the pilot episode of "Houston Arts Television."  First episode to feature Houston Center for Contemporary Craft,  The Menil Collection, Houston Children's Chorus and the city's art collection as administered through Houston Arts Alliance's Civic Art + Design area.

  • Kempner Fund joins Galveston Park Board, George Mitchell and Moody Foundation in funding TFA's Galveston Island documentary film.
  • TFA has received letters of endorsement from Houston Public Media TV 8, Lyda Ann Thomas, Mayor of the City of Galveston, the Galveston Historical Foundation, and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees for the TFA/Sunset Productions documentary film on Galveston Island.  The program will focus on the resiliency of the island and rebuilding after Hurricane Ike.  
  • Texas Foundation for the Arts has received a $25,000 grant from National Endowment for the Arts to support a documentary film in development detailing the music and life of America’s preeminent opera composer, Carlisle Floyd. Download the press release.
  • Houston Public Media TV 8 is distributing "The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses."  Click here for ordering information.
  • "The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses" premieres in Houston.  Download a .pdf file of the news release.
  • Download the .pdf file of The Sulphur Springs News-Telegram's story on TFA's documentary film, "The Golden Age of Texas Courthouses."
  • Texas Foundation for the Arts has received a $12,700 grant from The John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation toward the development of a documentary film that follows internationally acclaimed Mexican artist Daniel Lechon.  Download the press release.
  • We are pleased to announce that "The Prairie View A&M Story" has won its first national award. The attached release details this exciting news. Download the press release.
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