The Lens of Impressionism: Photography and Painting Along the Normandy Coast, 1850-1874 at the Dallas Museum of Art is a beautifully arranged exhibit with paintings by Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet and Claude Monet, and photographs by Gustave Le Gray and Henri Le Secq, among other. The exhibit, which focuses on works of the French coast, juxtaposes the birth of photography with the ever evolving art of painting. Lens of Impressionism is on display through May 23, 2010.
Spice up the night with world music, tours, complimentary wine and beer tastings at Silk Road Lounge, a free monthly event premiering Thursday, March 4, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Crow Collection of Asian Art (2010 Flora Street, Dallas, 75201). Showcasing local and international eclectic musical groups, the monthly series will feature sounds from Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and beyond. Enjoy music from DJ Woodtronic as he opens and closes the evening. Silk Road Lounge continues every first Thursday through December, featuring a different artist each month.
The Dallas Museum of Art, through the help of the Eugene McDermott Education Fund, will offer eight paid internship positions—four in the Museum’s Education Department, and four in the Curatorial Department—all beginning September 7, 2010, and with a duration of nine months.
All aboard for the Dallas Art News Museum Express Tour. The tour will visit eight Dallas and Fort Worth museums in one day using the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T), Trinity Railway Express (TRE) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) as transportation between the institutions. The Dallas Art News Museum Express Tour will visit the Amon Carter Museum, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Meadows Museum, Nasher Sculpture Center and The Women’s Museum. The tour starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2010, when all tourists gather for a coffee kick-off at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
No one traveling down Greenville Avenue would have taken a second look at the Washington Mutual building that sat stripped of its corporate brand and unused until Saturday night. The uninviting shell of a bank, surrounded by a chain link fence, drew in a crowd of Dallas gallery goers like a magnet.
Join artist Muriel Hasbun and the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) on March 6th at 4: PM at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary for an Art Talk & Workshop. In conjunction with her opening exhibition at The MAC, “Muriel Hasbun : barquitos de papel and other stories, Hasbun and the MAC invite all participants to bring photocopies of family photos, letters from home, documents and other memorabilia to make paper boats to add to the installation and to the artist’s growing collective archive.
Fort Worth artist Billy Hassell will present a gallery talk in the Kimbell Art Museum’s “Artist’s Eye” series on Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m. The Kimbell’s curator for Asian and non-Western art, Jennifer Casler Price, will moderate this free program.
The El Paso Museum of Art announces spring classes in life drawing, polymer clay jewelry, paper jewelry, fabric and wire necklaces, and crochet cuffs, bracelets and bangles. These are adult classes for ages 15 years old and up. Please call 915.532.1707 ext 27 or go online at www.elpasoartmuseum.org for more information.
The Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA) will begin celebrating its 25th anniversary year with the return of its annual Arts Magnet Spring Senior Show at member Norwood Flynn Gallery, its Spring Gallery Walk, Panel Discussions and After Gallery Walk party in April 2010.
Supporting the arts is good business. Just ask North Texas based businesses AT&T, Hall Office Park, The Westin Stonebriar, Mario Sinacola & Sons and Darling Homes about their experience in investing in the arts to enrich their business community, employees and legacy. The Arts of Collin County will host a two-part session, “Arts for the Arts” breakfast and “Business for the Arts” luncheon to spread this valuable message to other business and arts leaders in the area. Both events will be held February 25, 2010, at The Stonebriar Westin Resort in Frisco. The business luncheon is sponsored by AT&T, Hall Office Park, The Westin Stonebriar, Mario Sinacola & Sons and Darling Homes. Businesses in the North Texas area are invited to attend. Please call 972-335-3330 or go online www.artsofcollincounty.org/rsvp to reserve your place.
The 4th Wall Gallery is proud to announce the opening of Building Character, a group exhibition of new character-driven work by Urban Contemporary artists C. Kirk, Jeru Gabriel, and Hatziel Flores. The opening takes place on March 5, 2010 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., and the show will continue thru April 3. All three artists will be in attendance the night of the opening.
To continue the ten year anniversary of the Frisco-based, Music Conservatory of Texas, a $1,500 scholarship will be available to Frisco ISD high school senior students interested in studying music in college. The Music Conservatory of Texas partnered with the Frisco Education Foundation to administer the scholarship in memory of their co-founder, Carol Lee South.
Jean MK Miller has been named the new associate dean of administrative affairs for the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design.
The Arts of Collin County Commission Board of Directors and their Executive Director, Mike Simpson have invested months of strategic planning and discussion on the importance of timing to bid Phase 1 of the project. Based on recent results of other capital projects awarded in the three Owner cities of Allen, Frisco and Plano during 2009, the Arts of Collin County decided to bid the project in order to secure the best possible construction price. In addition, by proceeding with the bidding, the Arts of Collin County Board of Directors will establish an exact figure of the final donations needed to be raised to proceed with Phase I.
Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art celebrates the art of the West and views cowboy boots as important symbols of western life. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, postcards, advertisements, sculptures, video imagery, and of course boots. The images define changing aspects of the West, from 1880 to the present. The exhibition includes more than 130 objects and pairs of boots that investigate freedom, neliness, gender, fashion, allure and contemporary art.