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.
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.
Artists Victoria Sambunaris and Bill Gilbert will hold a dialogue at the New Mexico Museum of Art about “The Road Trip” as an artistic practice on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 6 p.m.
Jessica Powers, The Gilbert M. Denman, Jr. Curator of Western Antiquities, San Antonio Museum of Art, will present “Mediterranean Pasts, Texas Present: Collecting Antiquities in the Lone Star State” as part of the Kimbell Art Museum’s “Art in Context” series, on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. in the Museum auditorium.
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.
After years of planning and gathering donations ranging from a couple of dollars to millions, the Museum of Nature & Science today celebrated “the ultimate dig” by breaking ground on the $185-million museum to be constructed at Victory Park.
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 www.corinthpark.org.
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.
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.
You missed a quaint pinhole photography lesson in the Tech Lab at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009. How do I know? Because I was there with a very small handful of people. You should have come to the meet-up. The weather held and the photographs looked great.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I recently completed Printmaking, a continuing education course at Southern Methodist University, with artist and instructor Peter Ligon. My goal was to broaden my printmaking repertoire to include the use of an actual fine art etch press. Along the way I also learned drypoint, monotype and chine colle.