Scholars from across the country will gather in Dallas for a University of North Texas symposium, The Politics of Taste in 18th- and 19th-Century Latin America, presented by the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design.
500X Gallery is pleased to kick off the 2010-2011 season with 500X Members Show. The show opens on Saturday, September 11, and runs through Sunday, October 3, 2010. The opening reception is Saturday, September 11, from 7 to 10 p.m.
Il Lee, a Korean-born New York artist, creates his innovative New Vision: Ballpoint Drawings, solely with ink pens. And if the large Plexiglas container in the gallery is a true commentary, he uses pens that are the cheapies I abhor due to their tendency to leak globs of ink at inopportune times.
Book Signing for Oaxaca al Gusto, September 16, 2010 The Blanton Museum Shop at the Blanton Museum of Art, is pleased to host a book signing event with acclaimed food historian and chef Diana Kennedy on September 16, 2010 at 6:30 PM. Oaxaca al Gusto: An Infinite Gastronomy, published by University of Texas Press, is […]
The eagerly-awaited new Manhattan gallery and offices of Heritage Auction Galleries will open at 445 Park Avenue (at 57th Street) on Wednesday, September 1, 2010. The expansion of Heritage, the world’s third largest auction house, into the New York City market comes at a time when many major auction firms are contracting. The Dallas-based firm also opened a Beverly Hills, California gallery and salesroom earlier this year.
For 34 years, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association (FWADA) has played a prominent role in cultivating the rich artistic heritage of Fort Worth, concentrating on making art accessible through free events like Fall Gallery Night. FWADA member galleries and museums open their doors to host Fall Gallery Night on Saturday, September 11, from 2–9 p.m. Admission is free.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is proud to present a new affiliation with Mercantile Coffee House. As part of the MAC’s newest community outreach program, the MAC has teamed up with Mercantile Coffee House to extend its contemporary artistic vision and educational support to downtown Dallas. This new partnership will promote and support emerging talent with monthly exhibitions throughout the year. Donations from Mercantile Coffee House will benefit artistic programming at the MAC.
More than 35 professional artists from across the state will participate in the third annual Camp Fire USA Paint Out, an invitational outdoor painting event on October 14-17 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. During the four-day event, artists will create original works of art throughout the 109-acre garden. The Paint Out is free and open to the public; proceeds from the sale of artwork benefit the children and youth programs of Camp Fire USA First Texas Council.
Works by master photojournalist Marc Riboud, known for some of the most iconic images of the 20th century, will be on view at the Crow Collection of Asian Art’s LinkAsia gallery Saturday, October 2, through Sunday, January 30, 2011. Tibet: The Land Closest to the Sky, Photographs by Marc Riboud will be the first solo exhibition in Texas for the 87-year-old French photographer. Riboud’s most memorable images range from painters at work on the Eiffel Tower balanced like dancers on powerful metal girders, to a young woman protesting against the Vietnam War, facing down a barrage of rifles with a flower in her hand. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Tuesday Evening lectures are held in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s auditorium and begin at 7 p.m. The Tuesday Evenings series brings artists, scholars, and critics to discuss their work each week during the spring and fall. The fall series begins September 7 and ends November 16. Admission is free and open to the public. Free admission tickets can be picked up at the Modern’s admission desk beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the lecture. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and is limited to the first 250 ticketholders. A live broadcast of the lecture will be shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. The Museum galleries and Café Modern will remain open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays during the series, (regular gallery admission charge applies).
This September, El Greco’s monumental masterpiece Pentecost will be installed at the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University (SMU), marking the beginning of a multifaceted three-year partnership with the Prado Museum in Madrid. Pentecost will be on view at the Meadows Museum from Sept. 12, 2010 through Feb. 6, 2011. The presentation of the painting, which is on loan from the Prado, will coincide with the release of a book that includes new research about El Greco and the socio-cultural atmosphere of his time. Pentecost will serve as a focal point for the reimagining of the museum’s installation of its permanent collection, acting as a gateway between the Old Masters and the artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. In conjunction with this presentation, the Meadows has organized two companion exhibitions that explore the history of Spanish art and its contemporary influence. Together, the exhibitions and publications offer a renewed look at one of Spain’s greatest masters.
The following are some of the new and continuing exhibits at the Bath House Cultural Center. This information comes from The Bath House Beacon. New exhibits include works juried by Elizabeth Mellot-Carreon and Byrd Williams and photographs by Kathleen Wilke. Continuing exhibits include photographs displayed at the White Rock Lake Museum.
A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to participate in a screen printing workshop at We Are 1976 (yes, that’s really their name). The workshop was run by two very knowledgeable printers, Mike Arreaga and Brian McCorquodale from Holding Pattern. If you have ever wanted to learn screen printing, like me, then I highly recommend signing-up for this workshop the next time it’s offered. Sign-up for their mailing list.
Quick, list the top things that come to your mind upon mentioning the name Ansel Adams. Landscapes. Black and white photography. The American west. All are accurate descriptions of Ansel Adams. But what about portrait and still life photography? The Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s exhibit Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light provides art goers with an unconventional view of Adams’ legendary work. On display is a collection of Ansel Adams photographs created between the early-1930s and 1970s. He may have garnered the most fame for his stunning landscape photography, but the Amon Carter exhibit shows the true depth of Ansel Adams.
The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has launched a new blog, Uncrated.