The Kimbell Art Museum has added to its collection an exquisite oil sketch by the British artist Richard Parkes Bonington (1802–1828), The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Toward the Rialto, painted on the spot in 1826. Its purchase was announced today by the Kimbell’s director, Dr. Eric M. Lee.
Each year The El Paso Museum of Art hosts the Members’ Choice event during the month of December where Museum Members gather to vote on a selection of art works, choosing one to add to the permanent collection. Each year art work from a different genre (European, Mexican, or American) is selected for consideration. It is an event that the membership looks forward to each year.
The Dallas Museum of Art will present a rich and comprehensive look at African visual culture through The Arts of Africa, the first catalogue dedicated to exploring the Museum’s collection of nearly 2,000 objects—acclaimed as one of the top five of its kind in the United States. Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the collection, which began with a gift of more than 200 objects from DMA benefactors Eugene and Margaret McDermott, the catalogue draws from both historical sources and contemporary research to examine over 100 figures, masks, and other works of art that represent 52 cultures, from Morocco to South Africa. Both visually and intellectually compelling, The Arts of Africa celebrates the striking beauty and stylistic diversity of African art, as well as its social and historic significance.
While rooted as firmly in the South as any state can be, Texas is also largely considered a Western state. Its epic landscapes, larger-than-life personality and iconoclastic status all lend to this perception. Besides in its people, this unique spirit is best displayed in the great Western art to have come out of the state, and that talent will be on display, and up for bid, in Heritage Auctions’ Signature® Art of the American West & Texas Auction, Dec. 16, live, in-person and online at www.HA.com.
Two paintings by Texas Impressionist Julian Onderdonk anchor the Texas Art side of Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 16 Signature® Art of the American West &Texas Auction, an auction featuring a host of the best names in Texas art, taking place live at Heritage’s Design District Annex at 1518 Slocum Street and online at www.HA.com.
Amon Carter Museum Director Ron Tyler announced today the museum’s 2010 exhibition schedule. Comprised of three special exhibitions that celebrate modern art, each will focus on different American modern art movements spanning the years 1902 to 1962 in a variety of media including works on paper, paintings, sculpture and photographs.
Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios officially opened submissions for the 5th Annual ‘For the Love of Art” Juried Exhibit. The show is one of three juried shows held each year at the gallery that have drawn entries from as far away as New Zealand, France and Alaska.
Although winter is setting in outside, the walls of Mokah Art Gallery are bursting with color and life. This newest exhibit features two female artists, Heidi Lingamfelter and Winter Rusiloski. Both artists’ work centers on nature, however, each uses a distinct approach with the subject matter.
Dallas Art News invited webcomic artists from the Dallas Webcomics Expo (DWEX) to participate in a special feature, Webcomics Imitating Art. The idea was for each webcomic artist to use their characters and style to recreate a famous work of art. We only expected to get about six works, but we lucked out and got nineteen webcomic artists to participate.
The Women’s Museum welcomes the holiday season by giving the gift of free admission this Thursday through Sunday! Explore the Museum’s permanent exhibits and 2 special exhibits: Purse and the Person: A Century of Women’s Purses and Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America. On Sunday, The Women’s Museum will celebrate MetroPCS Fair Park Holiday and stay open until 6 p.m.!
The Dallas Museum of Art today announced the acquisition of a major large-scale sculpture, The Eye, by the celebrated Canadian artist David Altmejd. Among the artist’s most ambitious works to date, The Eye measures approximately 11 by 18 feet and is an imposing and mesmerizing structure of mirrored glass and wooden support that engulfs the viewer in a spectacular environment of fractured light and reflection. Acquired by the DMA through the DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund made possible by Two by Two for AIDS and Art, the work is currently on view in the DMA’s exhibition Performance/Art through March 21, 2010.
500X Gallery is opening three new shows for December: New Work by Rebecca Carter and Thomas Feulmer, Melancholia by Julie Barnofski and Holy Saint Mary’s Biscuits Captain! by Mark Collop and Joel Kiser. This trio of exhibits opens Saturday, December 5, 2009. The opening reception is from 7 to 10 p.m.