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Dallas Based Heritage Auction Galleries Opens New York City Gallery

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.

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Announces New Partnership with Mercantile Coffee House

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.

Camp Fire USA Paint Out Set for October 14-17 in Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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.

Renowned Photographer Marc Riboud Exhibits at the Crow Collection of Asian Art

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 Evenings at the Modern Presents Dr. Michael Corris

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).

Meadows Museum Presents El Greco's Masterwork Pentecost in a New Context

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.

Screen Printing Workshop with Mike Arreaga and Brian McCorquodale at We Are 1976

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.

Review of Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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.