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Mexican Art in Texas: Fall Lecture Series II at the Tyler Museum of Art

The Tyler Museum of Art will host the second installment of its Fall Lecture Series this Saturday, October 2 beginning at 2 p.m. in the TMA classroom. The title of the lecture is “Creating a Mexican Art Museum in Texas” and will be delivered by Sylvia Orozco, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin. During her talk, Sylvia will discuss the history of Mexican art in Texas, as well as the relevance of this type of art to this region and the challenges of bringing it here.

Tibetan Buddhist Monks Return to Crow Collection of Asian Art

Millions of grains of colored, crushed marble will be laid into place in this ancient spiritual art form to generate energies for global healing; family activities planned throughout week Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will return to the Crow Collection of Asian Art for a week-long artist residency to construct a magnificent Tantric […]

October is Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month at the Dallas Museum of Art

October is Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month, organized by Art Education for the Blind to make art and culture a part of life for adults and children affected by sight loss. The Dallas Museum of Art is pleased to participate in this month of special activities and to host John Bramblitt as the Visiting Artist of the Month in the Center for Creative Connections. Bramblitt will join us for a variety of programming that will include hands-on activities, ways of seeing art without vision, gallery discussions, art-making, and demonstrations of his process, and life as a blind painter. His workshops are unique in the art world in that they not only span the gap between beginning and professional artists, but also include adaptive techniques for people with disabilities.

Events at the Meadows School of the Arts and Meadows Museum in October

The Meadows School of the Arts and the Meadows Museum, both on the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas, have a number of exhibits, lectures and performances in October. Events include Our Town by Thornton Wilder, Fall Film Festival, Drawing from the Master, Brown Bag Dance Concert, a lecture by Jim Lehrer, art exhibit Spanish Muse: A Contemporary Response, and many more for consideration.

SMU Hosts National Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on September 28

College-bound high school students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in the areas of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, graphic design, and other related disciplines are encouraged to attend the free Dallas Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. in the Owen Arts Center at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, 6101 Bishop Blvd. in Dallas (75205).

Rare Photographic Record of Russian Crown Jewels to be auctioned in Beverly Hills

An extraordinarily rare English language copy of Russia’s Treasure of Diamonds and Precious Stones, edited by Aleksander Evgenevich Fersman and published to 1925, will highlight the offerings in Heritage Auction Galleries Beverly Hills’ Oct. 14 Signature® Rare Books Auction. Only a handful of these books have surfaced at auction in the last 80 years. This exceptional volume is expected to bring $25,000+.

Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections Presents Encountering Space

On September 25, the Dallas Museum of Art presents Encountering Space, an exhibition exploring how artists shape and define space in their work, in its acclaimed Center for Creative Connections (C3). Featuring 11 key works drawn exclusively from the DMA’s encyclopedic collections—ranging from an ancient Peruvian clay vessel to Alberto Giacometti’s modern sculpture Three Men Walking—Encountering Space invites visitors of all ages to think about their own experiences in space and about how art defines space in both two and three dimensions. This experience can elicit strong physical and emotional reactions in the viewer.

The City of El Paso is Calling for Artists

The City of El Paso’s Public Art Program invites all professional artists or artist teams residing in the state of Texas to submit their qualifications to be considered for a public art project at the Bataan Memorial Trainway located in downtown El Paso. Interested artists must have experience and knowledge working with project design teams, including but not limited to: engineers, contractors, stakeholders, and City officials. For detailed information please visit and click on the “Public Art” Tab.

El Paso Museum of History Receives Preserve America Grant and Announces New Program

The El Paso Museum of History has received a $21,000 grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service through the Preserve America grant program for Re-Encuentro: Seeing El Paso through New Eyes. Preserve America grants provide communities and agencies support for preservation efforts through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation planning.

El Paso Museum of Art announces an Intensive Ceramics Workshop with Artist George Alexander

Join the El Paso Museum of Art and visiting artist, George Alexander, in a five day clay workshop especially designed for beginners and intermediate students. After an introduction to ceramics terminology, characteristics of the medium and process, students will decorate pre-pressed tiles for firing. Other lessons covered are how to use a slab roller, making and using a cutting board, applying glazes and underglazes, embossing, and sculpting decorations. Demonstrations will include 3-D mold making and techniques to give clay texture using found objects and kitchen tools. Enrollment for the workshop is limited, and students can expect to conclude the class with at least one finished piece.

Tyler Museum of Art to Show Rare Works by Texas Artist L.O. Griffith

The Tyler Museum of Art announced that the exhibition titled L.O. Griffith: Painting the Texas Landscape will be on view in the Museum’s North Gallery September 19, 2010 through January 2, 2011. The exhibition is organized by the TMA and will feature paintings by early Texas artist L.O. (Louis Oscar) Griffith, artworks that have not been featured in a major exhibition in over 70 years.