Heather MacDonald, The Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art, will present “Private Obsessions and Private Collecting: A Look at Dallas” as part of the Museum’s “Art in Context” series, on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. in the Kimbell Art Museum auditorium.
Eric T. Haskell, professor of French studies and humanities at Scripps College and director of the Clark Humanities Museum, will present a free lecture titled “Easels in Eden: Monet’s Gardening and Painting at Giverny” on Friday, January 15, at 6 p.m. in the Kimbell Art Museum auditorium.
The 4th Wall Gallery in Dallas, Texas is pleased to announce the January 14, 2010 opening of a solo show by Glenn Barr, with additional works by THH70. Both artists will be in attendance at the opening which will run from 7 – 10 p.m. The show’s run will conclude on February 6, 2010.
Dallas Art News would like to meet-up at the Dallas Museum of Art at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2010. We would like to meet some of our valuable readers and volunteer staff. This meet-up will be a great time to discuss future plans for Dallas Art News including the Museum Express Tour and other adventures.
The Kimbell Art Museum presents “Dot, Dash, Swirl, Splash,” a Children’s Workshop, on Saturday, January 9, from 10 a.m.–noon. From Vincent van Gogh’s brushstrokes to Paul Klee’s color combinations, explore how artists experiment with paint to express ideas and emotions on canvas.
It’s that time of year again when numerous museum exhibits close all on the same day. This annual wiping-the-slate-clean makes room for all the new art to be seen in 2010. In case you are not ready to give up on 2009, then you should make plans to see the following exhibits before Sunday, January 3, 2010.
Holidays are a great time to visit museums and galleries. Always keep in mind that most museums and galleries will close early or completely the day before a holiday and closed completely for the actual holiday. Check the venue’s website prior to venturing out for an art rendezvous.
Grumbacher art supplies is excited to partner with a prominent retailer to offer fine art workshops in retail stores. These workshops will consist of two hours of instruction, during which time students will complete an acrylic painting. There are fo
Nine locale artists will be displaying a variety of oil paintings, sculptures, and jewelry for sale at Third Space (http://www.thirdspaceevent.com) 1608 Main St., Dallas (adjacent to Neiman Marcus) (214) 741-1075 for one week for the holidays.
The Dallas Museum of Art will premiere an exhibition exploring how modern and contemporary artists—from Childe Hassam and Edward Hopper to Willem De Kooning, Gerhard Richter and Catherine Opie—have drawn upon coastal landscapes as a source of inspiration, metaphor and mystery in their work. Through selections from the Museum’s rich collections and important local holdings, Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea will juxtapose coastal landscapes from around the world and from a range of different artistic traditions. Featuring approximately 60 paintings, photographs and works on paper from 1850 to the present day, the exhibition will examine the symbolism and complex cultural significance of these environments as sites for both commerce and leisure.
Beginning February 21, 2010, the Dallas Museum of Art will present a landmark exhibition exploring the influential and profound relationship between photographers and painters who lived and worked along the Normandy coast in France during the mid-19th century. The Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting Along the Normandy Coast, 1850-1874 reveals how the convergence of social, technological and commercial forces within the region affected artistic production and dramatically transformed the course of photography, impressionism and modern painting. The exhibition will feature some 100 works, including vintage prints, paintings, pastels and watercolors, by artists and photographers including Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Gustave Le Gray, and Claude Monet.
The Women’s Museum in Fair Park will be closed for renovations starting Monday, December 21, 2009. The museum will reopen on Tuesday, January 5, 2010.
Today the Dallas Museum of Art announced the 2010 season of Arts & Letters Live, the Museum’s literary and performing arts series that this year is celebrating its 19th season. With approximately 30 scheduled events featuring 50 authors, 20 actors, 7 musicians, and 2 dancers, some of this season’s highlights will include appearances by Mrs. Laura W. Bush, David Sedaris and Ira Glass.
The City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the 2010 re-launch of our longstanding program for ethnic and culturally specific artists, the newly named: Community Artists Program (CAP), formerly NTP. The program aims to provide quality cultural arts and community development opportunities in the framework of this year’s city budget.
Dallas Art News is saddened by the passing of Thomas Hoving, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Mr. Hoving was 78.