Melissa Windham creates large format paintings inspired by her gender to showcase the aspects of what it means to be a beautiful woman.
The El Paso Museum of Art is looking for volunteers, from college students to retirees, to become tour guides, also known as docents. Classes are free, and no previous knowledge of art is necessary.
On December 19, the Dallas Museum of Art will present Form/Unformed: Design from 1960 to the Present, a new installation drawn largely from its growing collections of iconic furniture and related objects from the past 50 years. On view through January 29, 2012, in the Museum’s fourth floor Tower Gallery, Form/Unformed reflects the vibrant transformation of ideology and style that shaped international design over the last half-century. The installation features work by such renowned designers as Verner Panton, Frank Gehry, Aldo Rossi, Ettore Sottsass, Robert Venturi, Donald Judd, Zaha Hadid, Louise Campbell, and Fernando and Humberto Campana.
On the evening of Saturday, January 29, 2011, the Amarillo Museum of Art will host the Achievements in Art Gala, marking the opening of the fifteenth in a series of exhibitions organized by the Museum to recognize important collections and/or collectors of art. AMoA Executive Director, Dr. Graziella Marchicelli, curated this year’s exhibition – The Collector: Treasures from the Texas Panhandle – with selections from close to 50 private Panhandle area collectors.
The El Paso Museum of Art announced the Winter Camp 2010 art classes. The classes run from Tuesday, December 28, through Thursday, December 30, 2010. The classes are for children ages 6 to 12 years old. Classes include Cubist portraiture, finger knitting, tie dye, watercolor and printmaking.
Richard E. Spear, the Mildred Jay Professor Emeritus at Oberlin College, Ohio, and affiliate research professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, will present a free lecture titled “Salvator Rosa’s Dilemma: ‘It’s a vile thing to work for money,’ ” on Friday, January 7, at 6 p.m. in the Kimbell Art Museum auditorium.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Director Ron Tyler announced today the special exhibition schedule for 2011, the museum’s 50th Anniversary year. From magnificent landscape paintings of the Hudson River School to the Amon Carter’s exemplary works-on-paper collection to the late work of the great American modernist John Marin, 2011 promises to be a year of extraordinary American art in Fort Worth, says Tyler.
The Museum of Nature & Science is finishing 2010 with a bang, given the recent announcement of two prestigious architecture awards recognizing the bold design of new Perot Museum of Nature & Science and for having made measurable progress on the Final Fifty fundraising campaign benefiting the Victory Park facility.
The Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, announces its 2011 schedule of exhibitions. Highlights include an intimate exhibition that will showcase paintings and prints by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, examining the close interaction that led to the revolutionary artistic movement known as Analytic Cubism. A major exhibition opening at the Kimbell next fall, Caravaggio and His Circle in Rome, will feature some of the most celebrated masterpieces of this seminal artist and explore his impact on his European contemporaries.
The Tyler Museum of Art examines the late 19th Century expression of an American aesthetic with the exhibition “Studiously Slangy and Bohemian,” The Tile Club–Artists of America’s Aesthetic Movement from the Graham Williford Collection. The exhibition opens Tuesday, December 14, 2010 and will remain on view through February 20, 2011 in the Museum’s Bell Gallery.
Last Thursday, Peter C. Marzio, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) for almost 30 years, died at age 67. Mr. Marzio elevated the MFAH to major-museum status. He will be greatly missed.
With more than 415 bidders, both online an in-person, competing for the just more than 400 lots in Heritage Auctions’ Dec. 4 Signature® Lalique, Art Glass and Perfume Bottles auction, Heritage Consignment Director and Auctioneer Nick Dawes had a feeling it was going to be a good day.
The Dallas Museum of Art today announced that Rebecca A. Prince has been named Chief Development Officer; she will begin her new position on February 7, 2011. Prince comes to the Dallas Museum of Art with more than thirty years of fundraising experience, most recently as Vice President for University Advancement at Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
A focus exhibition of traditional Mexican nativities or nacimientos is on view at the Tyler Museum of Art (TMA). The works were selected from The Laura and Dan Boeckman Collection of Mexican Folk Art in the Museum’s Permanent Collection as well as the loan from the Boeckman’s personal collection.
Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time features more than 150 works from the artist’s wide-ranging career, culled from the Cruz-Diez Foundation collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), and major private and public collections around the world.