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Meadows Museum Announces Plans for 50th Anniversary

The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University has announced it will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2015 with a series of special Golden Anniversary exhibitions and programs. The centerpiece of the celebration will be a series of public and private events April 16-18, 2015, during SMU’s annual Founders’ Day Weekend. The Meadows Museum will also mark its 50th by unveiling a special anniversary logo and website in the coming months. The Meadows’ 50th celebration in 2015 coincides with the 100th Anniversary of SMU’s opening in 1915. Continue reading

Blues City Brass Quintet Plays Free Concert at The Sixth Floor Museum

In recognition of Navy Week 2014 and in honor President Kennedy’s service in the United States Navy, the Navy’s Blues City Brass Quintet will present a special concert at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. The quintet will perform a selection of patriotic classics, Broadway hits and popular music on the Museum’s seventh floor. The 45-minute performance is free to the public. Continue reading

Dallas Museum of Art will be the First Venue for Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes

Takashi Murakami‘s first live-action feature film Jellyfish Eyes (2013) will embark on a nine-stop screening tour of art institutions and cultural venues across the United States, launching at the Dallas Museum of Art on Thursday, May 1. The DMA is also one of few venues where Murakami will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A following the presentation of Jellyfish Eyes. The film combines Murakami’s trademark anime-inspired visual aesthetic with broader themes of social change and self-empowerment. Blending computer-animated graphics and live-action cinematography, Jellyfish Eyes is a coming-of-age tale set in a post-Fukushima world, recalling Japanese monster films of the 1950s while embodying the promise of generational hope. Continue reading

SMU Meadows School of the Arts Hosts Inaugural Arts Entrepreneurship Educators Conference

Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas, Texas, will host the inaugural Arts Entrepreneurship Educators Conference June 6-7, 2014. The conference, organized by James Hart, assistant professor and director of arts entrepreneurship at SMU Meadows, and Gary Beckman, director of entrepreneurial studies in the arts at North Carolina State University, includes two days of workshops and panel discussions dedicated to arts entrepreneurship education. The conference will focus on helping participants engage with new pedagogical techniques and the larger issues surrounding the field.  Another key aspect of the conference will be to formalize an academic society of arts entrepreneurship educators. Continue reading

Dallas Museum of Art Announces Largest Outdoor Art Show Ever

Paper Clip by James Rosenquist, 1973 at the Dallas Museum of Art

Paper Clip by James Rosenquist, 1973 at the Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art along with the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art will exhibit Art Everywhere starting August 4, 2014 and lasting four weeks. The exhibit will display iconic art works from museums’ collections on outdoor advertising displays across the United States. Displays will include billboards, digital displays, subway / train platforms, buses and bus shelters. See full news release below for more details. Continue reading

Slow Art Day this Saturday, April 12

Slow Art Day in downtown Dallas with Tanya Miller (photo by Mr. Holga)

Slow Art Day 2013 in downtown Dallas with Tanya Miller (photo by Mr. Holga)

Slow Art Day is a worldwide celebration of art. The free event encourages people to look at art slowly, which allows for a different experience. Slow Art Day is this Saturday, April 12, 2014. There are Slow Art Day groups all over Texas. Registration is free. The more the merrier. See locations and times below. Continue reading

Artistic Impression of Management at UT Dallas

Artistic Impressions of Management
Naveen Jindal School of Management
University of Texas at Dallas
Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas announces Artistic Impressions of Management. The exhibit will feature works by Dallas artists Brad Oldham, Jon Flaming and other artists celebrating the relationship between art and management. The exhibit is Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75. Continue reading

Richland College Announces First Annual Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation Show

Richland College selected ceramicist Amy Halko to judge the first annual Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation (RACI) show. This is a new Dallas Country Community College District (DCCCD) exhibit featuring ceramics and sculpture. The RACI show will be held April 5-18, 2014 at the Janette Kennedy Gallery Southside on Lamar St., Dallas. The reception is April 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Continue reading

Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas Announces Summer Camp

The Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas (CCGD) is now accepting registrations for its Summer Singing Camp, which takes place June 9-13, 2014 at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, located in Dallas’s downtown arts district.  Students who are currently in grades 3-7 are eligible to attend.  Tuition for this program is $125.  Tuition is waived for students enrolled in the Dallas Independent School District, although a refundable $25 holding fee is required.  Students wishing to register for Summer Singing Camp will find the registration form located on CCGD’s website,  No audition is necessary. Continue reading