The Catholic Foundation is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual Catholic Foundation Plaza Artists Competition. The Foundation has expanded the competition’s geographic boundaries and is now accepting submissions from professional artists from across the entire state of Texas. The winning artist will receive a $2,500 stipend and will have their work featured as a larger-than-life mural in the Catholic Foundation Plaza, located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District for one year. Additionally, honorable mentions will receive $250 each. The deadline for entries is 3:00 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2011.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is proud to introduce the Uptown Trolley Stop Market to our existing array of lectures, events and exhibitions shared with the community at no cost.
The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) has released the guidelines and applications for its 2010-2012 KickstArt Downtown Program online. The competitive funding program provides support for recurring arts and sporting events in downtown El Paso, with a focus on promoting tourism. The program has been developed to nurture the continuing revitalization of downtown El Paso.
Silence and Time at the Dallas Museum of Art is a wonderful exhibit of contemporary art for the DMA’s own permanent collection and from prominent Dallas collectors. Silence and Time is presented through the generosity of TWO X TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual fundraising event that benefits amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and the Dallas Museum of Art.
There are several ways to enjoy the Lenard Brown show Earth Amma Series, now in the Arthello Beck Gallery at the South Dallas Cultural Center.
Inspired by American artist John Cage’s 1952 composition 4’33”, Silence and Time explores the work of contemporary artists who have addressed issues of absence, presence, and temporality through their creative process. Drawn primarily from the holdings of the Dallas Museum of Art and local collections, this new exhibition—on view May 29–August 28, 2011, and installed in the Museum’s Barrel Vault and Quadrant Galleries—reflects on these themes through a presentation of work in all media.
The Dallas Museum of Art is pleased to announce its 2011 Awards to Artists. This year, nine artists received one of three awards. The Museum’s annual awards were established in 1980 by the Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund and the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund to recognize exceptional talent and potential in young visual […]
Christine Poggi, professor of the history of art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, will present a free lecture titled “Trompe-l’esprit: Cubism and the Play of the Imagination” on Friday, June 10, at 6 p.m., in the Kimbell Art Museum auditorium.
The National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families’ Operation Appreciation will honor millions of American service members with free admission to museum across the country. Starting Friday, May 27, 2011, over 125 museums in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas will open their doors to active military personnel and their families. The Blue Star Museums program ends Sunday, September 4, 2011.
The Dallas Museum of Art is pleased to announce their involvement for the second year in the Blue Star Museums program organized by the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families’ Operation Appreciation. The DMA joins over 1,300 museums in this nationwide initiative to honor the millions of Americans, and their families, serving in our military. Beginning Friday, May 27, 2011, in observance of Memorial Day, and through Sunday, September 4, 2011, in observance of Labor Day, the DMA will offer free admission to all active military personnel and their families.
If you are planning to addend the Dallas Museum of Art free summer concert, then take a few words of advice form a seasoned attendee. Okay, we only went last year, but there is a good chance we know what we’re talking about. Besides, we have lived in Dallas for several decades. That has to account for something.
The upcoming exhibition at Mercantile Coffee House is Push/Pull: Abstract Polaroid Photographs by Patrick Murphy. Patrick Murphy is an artist and musician from Dallas, Texas. While working as a recording engineer in the late 90s, Murphy witnessed the evolution from analog to digital recording techniques. While most were excited about the possibilities of digital sound, he became enamored with its limitations.
Kent Boyer, Dallas Art News walkabout art reporter, reviews Loteria, Loteria! (Tres) at the Bath House Cultural Center. The exhibit is base on an old Mexican game and runs through June 4.
Bonnie Pittman contributed to one of my fondest memories from a Late Night at the Dallas Museum of Art. Late Night schedules are so packed that it is really tough to participate in every activity. For three consecutive months, I had promised myself I was going to take the Insomniac Tour. The night I finally made it, Bonnie was the tour guide. I had seen her a few times around the museum, but had not recalled ever having a personal conversation with her. Really, who just saunters over and chats up the Eugene McDermott Director?
In April 2011, the Dallas Museum of Art announced that Bonnie Pitman would be stepping down from her post as the Museum’s Eugene McDermott Director this month due to health reasons. Ms. Pitman was gracious enough to grant Dallas Art News an interview to discuss the highlights of her tenure at the DMA.