The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) announced the appointment of Jeffrey Grove as the Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. Mr. Grove is currently the curator of modern and contemporary art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. He was previously associate curator of contemporary art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Mr. Grove will join the DMA this September.
Robert Sabuda, the “Prince of Pop-Ups” will demonstrate his process of making pop-ups at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at the Dallas Museum of Art. Patrons can give it a try using paper and scissors in the Art Studio. Mr. Sabuda is also the guest speaker for Arts & Letters Live: BookSmART with Robert Sabuda at 3 p.m. on the same day. Both events are in the Horchow Auditorium.
On the final weekend of Art and Love in Renaissance Italy the Kimbel Art Museum will present After Hours at the Kimbell. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 on Saturday, June 13, 2009. After Hours will have live jazz by the Joey Carter Trio and cocktails. There will also be docent tours, gift giveaways, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar (cocktails, beer and wine).
The National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas, is very fortunate to have a permanent collection of Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) paintings. The seventeen paintings are displayed in a special gallery along with other paintings by Joseph Csatari (b 1929) and drawings by Remington Schuyler (1884-1955). The National Scouting Museum owns the largest collection of scouting art work by Rockwell. The scouts might own the largest collection of Rockwell paintings outside Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Wow! Now this is an art exhibit. Private Universes at the Dallas Museum of Art is a stunning show of conceptual, post-modern and contemporary art. The nearly 80 works include new acquisitions, promised gifts and important loans from prominent Dallas collectors and the DMA’s collection. Private Universes opens today and runs through August 30, 2009.
I have seen Willie Doherty: Requisite Distance at the Dallas Museum of Art and I liked it. I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Doherty this week and listen to his explanation of the art. The artist would like you, the viewer, to see the show without any preconceptions about the subject matter, but I think that would take away the true appreciation for the art.
Dallas Art News got a preview of the exhibits to succeed King Tut at the Dallas Museum of Art. They are Willie Doherty: Requisite Distance and Private Universes. Dallas Art News was allowed to preview all the art and talk with artists Willie Doherty and Jim Hodges and curators Maria de Corral and Charles Wylie.
The Antiques Roadshow on PBS rolled through Dallas last summer and they discovered a rare gem of a painting. An anonymous Dallas owner had brought in The Illustrious Guest (1847) by James Henry Beard (1811-1893). For those of you who are Roadshow regulars, you know the illustrious guest is none other than legendary Kentucky statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852).
State Fair of Texas officials said they want to convert the midway into a year-round amusement park. They are looking to compete with with Six Flags Over Texas on a small scale. Officials are planning a roller coaster, high-speed boat adventure, a good-weather playground and other attractions.
The Fourth Annual Catholic Foundation Plaza Artists Competition invites all professional North Texas artists to enter. Deadline for entries is 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4, 2009.
The State Fair of Texas doesn’t begin until September 25, but now is the time for artists to start thinking about the fair’s creative arts contests and competitions for 2009. Registration by mail closes July 31, 2009.
D Art Slam at f.i.g. (fashion industry gallery) is a juried exhibition of drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture starting Friday, May 29, 2009. Over 150 artists will sell and exhibit their artwork at f.i.g. D Magazine will unveil the New Dallas Nine art awards and jurors at the VIP Preview Event this Thursday, May 28. The New Dallas Nine will be featured in the pages of D Magazine.
The staff at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston (MFAH), have completed installation of Vertical Arc by Bernar Venet (b. 1941). Vertical Arc is on load to the MFAH from a private collection through 2009. The sculpture is located in the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.
Starting June 7, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston (MFAH), opens North Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection. This exhibit has more than 80 works in every medium from the 1920s to present. The works are from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, the United States and Venezuela. The exhibit ends September 27, 2009.
Dallas Contemporary announces Burma @ 161, a one night showing of photography by Jonathan Dedman Dietz. Event chair Kari Schlegel gathers her friends to share Dietz’s photographs in the raw warehouse setting. Other committee members include Dana Gray Card, Jo Marie Lilly, Karla McKinley and Capera Ryan.