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Survey of the MFAH's Metal Collection Opens March 2010

Beginning March 7, 2010, 30 contemporary metal works will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Liquid Lines: Exploring the Language of Contemporary Metal. Organized by Cindi Strauss, MFAH curator of modern and contemporary decorative arts and design, the exhibition explores the varied ways that contemporary artists have manipulated metal to highlight the fluid properties of the material. Works on view range from furniture and vases to avant-garde jewelry and sculptural installations, all from the museum’s permanent collection.

Crow Collection of Asian Art to Dedicate New Gallery Space

On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, the Crow Collection of Asian Art will launch its newly dedicated gallery space LinkAsia, which will feature three rotating collections of contemporary Asian artists leading off with Ka Yeung: China Impermanent Beauty, Photography 1996-97. On view through May 16, the exhibition will showcase Dallas photographer Ka Yeung’s black-and-white prints of China that provide a contemporary global path to understanding Asia.

Review of Goya’s Prints at the Blanton Museum of Art

If you are wandering the corridor’s of the Blanton Museum of Art not sure what to do with yourself while between exhibitions, it is well worth your time to stop by the small exhibition featuring prints by the Spanish Master Goya. Goya’s Prints: The Dawn of Modern Art is located the upstairs print gallery, and although the area seems tiny in comparison to the major exhibition space, it offers a view into the later years of this world renowned artist.

Review of Masterworks of American Photography: Popular Culture

In a small, square room on the second floor of the Amon Carter Museum lies the only space specifically allotted for photo exhibitions. On the walls of the finite space lies an infinite exploration through American life via Masterworks of American Photography: Popular Culture. Judging from the title of the exhibition, some might expect a display of portraits of movie stars and celebutantes from decades past, but instead viewers are taken (swiftly) through American history, as far back as the 1800s.

Arts of Collin County Receives $135,000 in Donated Gifts

During the last weeks of December 2009, several Collin County families came forward and donated more than $135,000 to the Arts of Collin County. More than 37 families and individuals donated gifts ranging from $25 – $50,000. More than just the holidays and year-end donations, these gifts signify the community’s appreciation of the contribution of the arts and commitment to investing in a cultural community. The Arts of Collin County is not just about today, but long range planning for sustained economic growth, strong home values and a quality of life rich in creativity, culture and community.

500X Gallery EXPO Juried Show Review

On view at the annual 500X Gallery EXPO Juried Show are works of art by emerging artists living right here in the heart of Texas. This year’s show was juried by English artist Richard Patterson and Christina Rees, TCU Curator of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts. This exhibit runs through January 30, 2010.

The MAC Announced News Shows for March 2010

The MAC is proud to present three new exhibitions: Sandow Birk, The Depravities of War, Muriel Hasbun: Barquitos de Papel/Paper Boats; Sirajski and Jessica Benjamin: of Wrath and Proxy Wars in the New Works Space. The opening reception will be Saturday, March 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at our galleries located at 3120 McKinney Avenue, which is in the Uptown District of Dallas.

Abstracts by Annie Lee at Laura Moore Fine Art Studio

A funny thing has been happening in the studio. After a lifetime of painting in the “black Americana” style, the renowned artist Annie Lee has ventured into the realm of abstract art. Lee started painting at the age of nine when she was accepted into a children’s painting program at the Art Institute of Chicago. Her style has remained consistent, throughout her 60+ year painting career. However, newfound styles emerge from this seasoned artist as she embarks upon a new painting process in the studio of local artist Laura Moore.

Border Art Biennial 2010 Deadline Approaches

The El Paso Museum of Art and the Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juarez announce the Border Art Biennial 2010, the first juried exhibition to examine and highlight the often under-represented, but vital art and artists from the states on the US/Mexico border: Arizona, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, New Mexico, Nuevo León, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas. To emphasize the notion of collaboration, each Museum will exhibit one of two artworks by every artist selected. All works included will be reproduced in the accompanying exhibition catalog.