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Dallas Art Competition Now Accepting State-Wide Submissions

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 City of El Paso Museum and Cultural Affairs Department Launches Competitive Funding Program for Downtown Events

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

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.

New Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art

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.

Dallas Museum of Art Presents Its 2011 Awards to Artists

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 […]

List of Blue Star Museum Program Participants

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.

Dallas Museum of Art to Participate for the Second Year in the Blue Star Museums Program Beginning Friday, May 27

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.

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Announces Push/Pull: Abstract Polaroid Photographs by Partick Murphy at Mercantile Coffee House

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.

Late Night Insomniac Tour with Bonnie Pitman

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?