Currently on view at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press. This special exhibit, which features 71 iconic photographs, is on the seventh floor of the museum and is included with museum admission. The American President is open through October 27, 2013.
Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, today announced the appointment of Eric O. Anyah as the Museum’s Chief Financial Officer.
The Oak Cliff Cultural Center will exhibit Austere Measures, a group show. The exhibit opens Friday, September 6, 2013, and runs through Friday, October 4. The reception is scheduled for Friday, September 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.
On October 19 the Amon Carter Museum of American Art presents ¡Hombre! Prints by José Guadalupe Posada to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913), one of the key figures in the development of modern Mexican printmaking. Born of humble origins in the city of Aguascalientes, Posada died a well-known but impoverished man in Mexico City. He was a versatile and inventive draftsman; over the course of his career, he drew an estimated 15,000 different ephemeral prints that documented just about every facet of Mexican life.
September Song, an exhibition of new work by Benito Huerta, will be on display September 7 through October 12 at William Campbell Contemporary Art. An opening reception will be held on Fall Gallery Night, Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The show will feature new and recent paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces, all focusing on contemporary social themes and informed by popular culture.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA)’s Edith Baker Art Scholarship, and St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts (SMCA) will be raising money together on Sept. 19 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at The MAC.
The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, has added 10 new distinguished faculty members to departments across the school, including Tony-nominated actor and ballet prodigy John Selya and internationally renowned violinist Emanuel Borok.
The single largest archive of Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s personally-owned objects – from his signature polka-dot scarf to the original plaster maquette of La Grande Venus Victrix, recently discovered in a shed in France – will highlight an expansive grouping dedicated to the Impressionist icon in Heritage Auctions’ The Renoir Estate Collection Signature® Auction, Sept. 19 in New York.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza’s yearlong Living History Series continues in August with Dr. Thomas McConnell. A Dallas native, Dr. McConnell was Medical Officer of the Day at the Pentagon on November 22, 1963. After President Kennedy’s assassination, he was assigned duties at the White House, the U.S. Capitol and Arlington National Cemetery during the weekend that followed.
Kimberly L. Jones has been appointed The Ellen and Harry S. Parker III Assistant Curator of the Arts of the Americas at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Cottonwood Art Festival, held twice a year and featuring works from the nation’s top visual artists will be October 5-6, 2013. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over 40 years. Admission is free.
Turner House, home of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts, will debut its “Rising Star” exhibition and fundraiser Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, at the historic Oak Cliff home.
The New Mexico Museum of Art is the only American venue for the exhibition Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain that is literally rewriting the book on Spanish art. After the British Museum in London, the Prado in Madrid and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia the exhibition opens December 14, 2013 in Santa Fe and runs through March 9, 2014.
In commemoration of the 5oth anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art will exhibit the artworks installed in the president’s suite at the Hotel Texas during his visit to Fort Worth in 1963. On view from October 12, 2013, through January 12, 2014, Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy is presented in association with the Dallas Museum of Art, which organized the exhibition.
Richland College will present renowned photographer John Sexton at 1 p.m. on Sept. 7 in Fannin Performance Hall at Richland College.