Nationally noted violist Nadia Sirota, winner of the 2013 Meadows Prize at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, will join SYZYGY, the Meadows new music ensemble, to present the world premieres of six works commissioned from music composition students and recent graduates. The concert takes place Thursday, October 10 at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, 6101 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Admission is free; for more information, call 214-768-2787 or follow @MeadowsSYZYGY on Twitter.
A new series of occasional conversations at the Menil Collection, A Common Language invites artists from different disciplines to focus on and consider particular works of art in the collection. For the inaugural program, three notable artists – the pianist Sarah Rothenberg, the poet Tony Hoagland, and the painter Carl Palazzolo – will share ideas about art and artistic practice and, looking beyond their own fields and experiences, consider what they, as artists, have in common. Regarding a particular work of art, they may diverge widely in opinion, setting the stage for agreement or disagreement as they invite audience participation.
We’re only a day away from getting a nearly, brand-spanking new Big Tex. As everyone in Dallas remembers, Big Tex, the State Fair of Texas icon, caught fire on Friday, October 19, 2012. After a year of secrecy, a new Big Tex will be unveiled in Big Tex Circle on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Richland College presents a performance and lecture by Tony Orrico on artistic production in relation to the body and time from 2-3 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013 in Richland College’s Brazos Gallery.
Ro2 Art Downtown announced a solo exhibition of works by Brian K. Jones, half of the famed Dallas Collective, Chuck & George. The exhibit, Meanwhile … back in Dallas!, is based on animations made from paintings of Big Tex with a twist. The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Dallas Art News reporter Autumn Whiltshire reviews Animals Inside Out at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, which opens September 22, 2013.
Dunbar Studios announced their Breast Cancer Awareness Month event. Dunbar Studios is accepting reservations for their October 2013 Get Busted workshops.
Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, today announced an important curatorial transition for the Museum: Anne Wilkes Tucker, founding Curator of the Department of Photography, will retire in June 2015, having led the Department since 1976. Malcolm Daniel, longtime Curator and former Head of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been appointed to succeed her.
The San Antonio Museum of Art announced their Art History 101 lecture series. The monthly event will be on select Fridays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
This September, the Museum of the Big Bend will bring Treasures from The Frederic Remington Art Museum to West Texas. Frederic Remington is considered the most influential and important artist to portray the American West. Works from the Remington Museum rarely leave their home in Ogdensburg, New York.
The Dallas Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2014 Awards to Artists. 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 artists who show a commitment to continuing their artistic endeavors. The Clare Hart DeGolyer Memorial Fund is awarded to artists between 15 and 25 years of age who reside in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, or Colorado, while the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Fund is open to residents of Texas under the age of 30.
Southern Methodist University’s Meadows Museum announces the acquisition of six new paintings and drawings, including important works by influential Spanish artists Alonso Cano, Miguel Jacinto Meléndez and Juan de Valdés Leal.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza’s yearlong Living History Series continues this month with a discussion with former Associated Press political reporter Walter Mears. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist will present on the Museum’s seventh floor at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 13, and again at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 14.
In a program highlighting the talents of local composer, Dede Duson, the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas (CCGD) will launch its 2013-14 season with a concert at the Mesquite Arts Center on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. The concert, which will feature CCGD’s Concert I, Women’s Youth, and Youth Choruses, will be led by conductors Cynthia Nott, Kelly Pfaffenberger, and Nora Henson, respectively. The concert, entitled What We Have Once Enjoyed, will also include works by Morton Lauridsen, René Clausen, and more.
Trinity West Fine Art Gallery in the Dallas Design District announces painter Robert Dye’s new body of work at the Threshold has been chosen for solo exhibition.