The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces today the acquisition of a major painting by 19th-century landscape artist Robert Seldon Duncanson (1821–1872), the first African-American artist to achieve international acclaim.
Get a last-chance, behind-the-scenes look at all that went into bringing the Perot Museum of Nature and Science to life – from concept and construction to fruition – at the Building the Building temporary exhibit before it closes Sunday, May 12.
Saturday, April 27, 2013, was Slow Art Day, a global all-volunteer event to help more people discover the joy of looking and loving art. In actuality, it was a really nice day for a handful of people to enjoy some art together. Our host, Tanya Miller, led the expedition of art aficionados through the Dallas Arts District to view some hidden gems of the local art scene.
Five Presidents of the United Stated dedicated the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter were joined by their lovely first ladies.
On May 1-2, 2013, the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University will bring together an international panel of museum professionals and university professors to lead a symposium titled “From the Other Shore: Narratives and Perspectives on Spanish & Latin-American Art.”
The Dallas Museum of Art is pleased to announce its 2013 Awards to Artists. This year, eleven artists received one of three awards: the Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund Award, the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund Award, and the Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Grant.
I must really love the readers of Dallas Art News. Today, I endured an extra early rise, bone-chilling temperatures, a dog sniffing, a bag search, a magnetometer, hard floors and wet grass. All so I could get you a preview of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which opens May 1, 2013.
Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival invites everyone to escape at the May 4-5, 2013, spring festival — ESCAPE: The Dallas Journey Tribute Band, that is. The band will headline the bi-annual arts festival on Saturday, May 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Closing this Sunday, April 21, 2013, is a delightful exhibition of large photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The exhibition is called Big Pictures and the title means what it says. On display are some really big pictures from the museum’s collection. Big Pictures is an exhibition of forty works that explore what larger media brings to contemporary photography.
The Fairmont Dallas is pleased to announce the appointment of Riley Holloway as Artist in Residence. From April through June 2013, Mr. Holloway will work in a private Artist in Residence studio.
The SMU Meadows School of the Arts will present its 20th annual benefit concert, “The 2013 Meadows at the Winspear,” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. in Dallas. The concert will feature the critically acclaimed Meadows Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Paul Phillips, and the Meadows Dance Ensemble, composed of top students from the Meadows School’s nationally respected dance program. The evening includes ballet, jazz and modern works, culminating in a new version of The Rite of Spring by award-winning Dutch choreographer Joost Vrouenraets, created especially for Meadows students in honor of The Rite’s 100th anniversary.
On Saturday, April 13, the 48th annual Art Ball dinner and auction, presented by the Dallas Museum of Art and The Headington Companies on behalf of The Joule Hotel & Retail, raised $2.25 million with funds benefiting the DMA.
The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation has surpassed its $110 million capital campaign goal with a $2 million donation from The Moody Foundation to name Klyde Warren Park’s grand plaza, Moody Plaza. The 5.2-acre deck park successfully opened in October 2012 and has since drawn more than 350,000 visitors to enjoy free, outdoor activities in the center of Dallas.
A $1 million gift from Linda and William Custard of Dallas will establish and endow the position of Linda P. and William A. Custard Director of the Meadows Museum and Centennial Chair in the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced the details for the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The new museum is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University at the corner of SMU Blvd. and Central Expressway. Opening is May 1, 2013.