CityLab: Travel Like You Live Here: Houston

Full article by Shannon Sims


Ryan Dennis knows Houston. She is the public art director of Project Row Houses, an arts nonprofit that has acted as a hub for urban art and architecture projects in the city. It's based in the Third Ward, a historically African-American neighborhood that was relatively unscathed by Hurricane Harvey earlier this summer.

Although she's originally from Houston, Dennis, a curator, spent a few years in New York City earning her graduate degree and working at the Museum of African Art. She's also got some community organizing experience under her belt, and now at Project Row Houses her job is to keep her finger on the pulse of Houston's cultural scene. So who better to offer up a guided tour of the country’s fourth-largest city—especially as it continues to rebuild?