The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) awards the $5,000 Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowships to Pete Froslie of Norman and Kate Johnson of Tulsa. OVAC also grants $500 Student Awards of Excellence to Sarah Engel-Barnett and Brent Richardson, both of Norman.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will observe what would have been President John F. Kennedy’s 96th birthday on Wednesday, May 29, with a special program that looks back at the extensive work that went into the creation of The Sixth Floor. “Assassination and Commemoration: A Conversation with Stephen Fagin, Conover Hunt and Lindalyn Adams,” will bring the museum’s two key founders — historian Conover Hunt and preservation activist Lindalyn Adams — together at the museum for the first time to discuss the decade they spent making the exhibition a reality while helping a community confront its darkest tragedy. Stephen Fagin, the museum’s associate curator and author of a new book that recounts the community’s efforts, will lead the conversation. The program starts at 2 p.m. and is free but tickets are required. Advance tickets are no longer available; a limited number of tickets may be available at the door.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces today that it will honor military personnel this summer by participating in the Blue Star Museums program in partnership with Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and museums across America.
Dallas Art News walkabout reporter Tanya Miller reviews Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Through August 11, 2013.
Dallas Art News walkabout art reporter Claire Troy review The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece at the Dallas Museum of Art through October 6, 2013.
Being a female that appreciates fashion especially when it’s gaudy, I was eager to see the new exhibit at Mountain View College’s Cliff Gallery. Conscientious Couture by emerging artist Chesley Williams integrates style and social awareness.
The Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas, has announced two new exhibitions for the summer: Lucien Abrams: An Impressionist from Texas and Brad Tucker: TV Dinner Commercial Break.
The Nasher Sculpture Center is pleased to present Katharina Grosse: WUNDERBLOCK from June 1 to September 1, 2013 featuring two new works created specifically for the museum by the Berlin-based artist.
The Texas Discovery Gardens announces Portals Exhibition featuring Jackie MacLelland opening May 25, 2013.
Today the Dallas Museum of Art announced the 2013 launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families. Beginning Friday, May 24, 2013, in observance of Memorial Day, through Sunday, September 1, 2013, in observance of Labor Day, the DMA will offer free admission to its special touring exhibition The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum to all active military personnel and their families. The DMA returned to a free general admission policy in January of this year.
This week I got to preview Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The works on exhibit are from Bearden’s Illiad and Odyssey series done in 1977-78. This is another stellar exhibition at the Amon Carter following on the heels of Big Pictures, which closed in April.
Rembrandt Peale’s iconic portrait of U.S. President George Washington – created in the artist’s lifelong quest to paint the most recognizable image of the “Father of the United States” – realized a new world record for a porthole portrait by the artist when it sold for $662,500 to lead Heritage Auctions’ two-day, $4.5+ million American art events in Dallas.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, internationally known authority on human sociology and sexuality and author of the book The Art of Arousal: A Celebration of Erotic Art throughout History, will be in conversation with MFAH director Gary Tinterow on the evening of Tuesday, June 4.
Noting it will boost tourism, inspire patriotism and serve as an economic catalyst for Southern Dallas and the Trinity Corridor area, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and other local leaders today unveiled plans to build the Dallas Maritime Museum, which will feature U.S. Navy and other vessels that may have borne the name Dallas in active maritime service or have a connection to the North Texas region. The news conference was held at the 3.5-acre site of the museum, located in the Cedars neighborhoods on the banks of the Trinity River and minutes from downtown Dallas and the Dallas Convention Center.
A portfolio of 10 screen prints from Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species, 1983, may bring $250,000 to lead Heritage Auctions’ May 22 Modern and Contemporary Art Signature® Auction in Dallas.