Grapevine, Texas, is known near and far for its wineries, festivals, entertainment venues and bustling historic district. With the recent formation of the Grapevine Art Dealers Association (GADA), it is also becoming recognized as a fine art destination. To promote the city’s artistic offerings and member galleries, GADA will host its inaugural Fall Gallery Night October 5, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. along Main Street.
Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, hosts for the annual TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, have confirmed that seven-time GRAMMY Award®-winner Gladys Knight will perform at the 15th annual TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art fundraising event.
Gray Matters Gallery in Dallas announces the closing reception for Made in Oak Cliff. The event is Saturday, September 14, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Richland College presents Ex. 11, a survey of today’s painting practices, on display until October 4, 2013 in the Brazos Gallery.
Talley Dunn Gallery is pleased to present Within & Beyond, a group exhibition of works on paper and sculpture by artists Jonathan Borofsky, Sophie Calle, Ann Hamilton, Vija Celmins, Richard Diebenkorn, Frank Gehry, Philip Guston, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, and Frank Stella. The exhibition will open with a reception for the public Saturday, September 14, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.
SMU Meadows School of the Arts is transporting its art and music into the community as part of a new “Meadows Community Series,” which will present five events in diverse venues throughout Dallas over the fall and spring semesters. The series launches with a concert by the Meadows Wind Ensemble at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in the new Dallas City Performance Hall. Other offerings will include concerts by the Meadows Symphony Orchestra and Meadows choirs, a creative take on Shakespeare at NorthPark Center, and a dance performance and children’s creative movement class at Klyde Warren Park.
An Expansive Regard: Selected Works from the Collection of Juan Sandoval will open to the public Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 12 p.m. in the Gateway Gallery at the El Paso Museum of Art. Admission to the Museum and this exhibition are free to the public.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces today the acquisition of a major, full-length painting by John Singer Sargent (1856–1925). The work, titled Edwin Booth from 1890, is a portrait of the great 19th-century Shakespearean actor, Edwin Booth (1833–1893).
The Dallas Museum of Art acquired in May 2013 Portrait of an Artist in his Studio. This unattributed portrait is a fine example of a type of small-scale portraiture that flourished during the 1780s and 1790s in Europe, and its format was particularly popular among the international community of artist working in Rome, making it likely that this painting was made in that context. A secure attribution has not yet been made, but further research may ascertain the painter and/or sitter. Even without such identifying information, the painting stands on its own as a masterful example of late-18th century European portraiture and its sophisticated attention to psychological and material presence.
Dr. Ronald C. Jones and Dr. Robert N. McClelland, two of the physicians who contributed to the president’s treatment, will share their memories from the weekend of November 22, 1963, in Parkland Hospital – Trauma Room One Reunion. The program will be presented at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. WFAA-TV’s award-winning journalist and news anchor John McCaa will moderate the panel discussion.
Dallas Art News managing editor Michael Roman ventured over to Fort Worth to view the new JFK Tribute in front of the former Hotel Texas. The memorial was unveiled earlier this spring. The center piece is a bronze statue by late Texas sculptor Lawrence M. Ludtke of Houston.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced the next date and line-up for their Modern ’til Midnight 2013. The museum will host the event on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 6 p.m. to midnight. Admission is free for Modern members and $20 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.themodern.com.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), and the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) announce their first joint acquisition: Black Drop (2012) by British artist Simon Starling. Filmed in 35mm and transferred to HD, Black Drop connects the history of cinema with the astronomical phenomenon of the transit of Venus across the Sun and the human need to measure one’s place in the cosmos. Funded by the Anchorage Foundation and the DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund, the acquisition reflects the shared commitment to contemporary art upheld by Texas’s foremost encyclopedic institutions.