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MAC Announced First 2010 Exhibit: Mixed Media

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is proud to present its first exhibition in 2010: Mixed Media, curated by Phillip E. Collins. The opening reception will be Saturday, January 9th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at our galleries located at 3120 McKinney Avenue, which is in the Uptown District of Dallas.

Pictures and Pages Children's Program at the Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum’s children’s program “Pictures and Pages” continues on Tuesday, December 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Designed for children ages four to six, this free program features a reading of the acclaimed storybook The Pencil, by Allan Ahlberg and illustrated by Bruce Ingman, followed by an engaging docent-led tour and a related art activity.

Deborah Gage to Lecture at Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art is pleased to host on December 3, 2009, Deborah Gage, art historian, art dealer, writer and lecturer, as the presenter for the sixth annual Michael L. Rosenberg Lecture. The yearly lecture brings a scholar to Dallas to discuss works of art in the Michael L. Rosenberg Collection, a distinguished group of 18th-century French paintings, sculptures and decorative art on long-term loan to the Dallas Museum of Art.

FuNcTiOn: Big Space, Big Art at Corinth Park Warehouse

On November 21st, Dallas artists Cathey Miller, Diane Sikes, Jonathan Brooks, Nicole Arendt, Oliver Bradley, Patrick Dowdy, Stephen Hartzler, and VET will be exhibiting new work in a group show entitled FUNCTION, curated by Nicole Cullum Horn and Scott Horn, and produced by Herschel Alan Weisfeld and Sarah Jane Semrad. The event will be held at the CorinthPark warehouse located at 1837 Corinth at Park. It is a part of the Cedars Open Studios Tour and will be open during the day from 10AM to 5PM for the tour and again from 7PM to 10PM for an artist’s reception on Saturday, November 21, 2008. More information is available at

Web Comic Artists Wanted for Feature Article

Calling all Web Comic artists! Dallas Art News would like to highlight established Web Comics in a future article. The theme of the article will be “comics imitating art”, where artists re-create well known works of art using their Web Comic character(s) and style. The article, which will mostly be the images created by the comic artists and links to their sites, will appear during the first week of December 2009.

Remembering the Alamo at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

The thirteenth day of the battle of the Alamo is one of the most famous days in Texas history. On March 6, 1839 the president of Mexico, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Perez lead thousands of Mexican soldiers in a siege to take back Texas. It was on this day that the Alamo fell. The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum (PPHM) is currently presenting this historic day in a new exhibit, Remembering the Alamo, 1836-2009. The exhibit is made possible through generous donations from the Daughters of the Republic Texas Library. Remembering the Alamo, 1836-2009 is on view through March 14, 2010.

Bad Idea #1: Putting Your Art on Display at a Major Museum

Periodically, Dallas Art News is going to post what we consider to be a bad idea. By bad idea, we really mean a good idea. No, a great idea. An idea so potentially great that it may be consider devilishly bad. The grand scheme of our bad ideas is to bring Dallas Art News viewers and artists together to comment and discuss these wicked thoughts. Dallas Art News does not encourage anyone to carry out any of our bad ideas or the related comments and discussions. You should not do anything that is illegal or harmful to yourself, other persons, businesses or property. Just say no.

Author Joe Nick Patoski to Discuss Stevie Ray Vaughan at the El Paso Museum of History

This is the fourth and final lecture the El Paso Museum of History is hosting on Texas Music History. Joe Nick Patoski has been writing about Texas and Texans for more than 35 years. In addition to biographies on Stevie Ray Vaughan, Selena, and Willie Nelson, he has written the text to the books Texas Mountains, Texas Coast, Big Bend National Park, and Conjunto. A former staff writer for Texas Monthly magazine, his cover story in the August edition of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine details his killer hike along the ridge of the Franklin Mountains a year ago.

Charles Rohlfs Chair Enters Collection of Dallas Museum of Art

The Dallas Museum of Art announced on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, the acquisition of a major work for its acclaimed decorative arts collection, a Corner Chair by Charles Rohlfs, one of America’s most virtuosic furniture makers. The Corner Chair (c. 1898-1899), with its sinuous fretwork design, is one of the designer’s most inventive and whimsical examples of household furniture. It is currently on view, with more than 40 other objects by this protean American craftsman and designer, in the DMA’s presentation of The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs, the first major touring exhibition of this turn-of-the-century artist.

Recent Work by Jennifer Pastor at Museum of Fine Art, Houston

The Glassell School of Art’s Core Exhibition Program presents the most recent body of work by Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer Pastor. Opening on December 11 with a lecture and reception, the exhibition Dead Landscape is an installation of some 40 drawings and photographs that juxtaposes archival materials from wars involving the U.S. with Pastor’s drawings and photographs of culturally sanctioned, organized fights (from cage fighting and gladiator events to the Ultimate Fighting Heavy Weight Championship). Exhibited at Greengrassi in London earlier this year, the Houston showing will be the first presentation of Dead Landscape in the United States. An additional element to the exhibition—a large-scale sculpture titled Endless Arena and inspired by the same line of inquiry as the Dead Landscape installation—will be shown later this year across the street from the Glassell School, in the MFAH’s Caroline Wiess Law Building.