On Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 3 to 6 p.m., Beaux Arts Gallery will host a reception displaying works by artist Arthur Blanchard ranging from nudes to colorful oils. The artist will be in attendance. Almost all are of people in many poses and situations, done in stark realism. The exhibit will be on view through December 7 and selected works from the collection will remain at the gallery on a permanent basis.
Klyde Warren Park’s two new restaurants – Savor, a modern gastropub, and Relish, a grab-and-go burger stand – are now officially open to the public after several weeks of soft opening. Lunch service at Savor begins today, October 18, 2013.
The Catholic Foundation honored local businessman James W. Keyes during a public dedication ceremony that celebrated his grand prize win in the 8th Annual Catholic Foundation Plaza Artists Competition. Keyes’ piece, “Homage to The Concertgebouw,” was unveiled at The Catholic Foundation Plaza in the Dallas Arts District Thursday night.
The Connected City Design Challenge will present a monthlong lecture series at the Dallas Museum of Art to highlight bold solutions by internationally acclaimed architects to guide the future development and connection between downtown Dallas and the Trinity River. The first event of the series will introduce the goals of The Challenge and its internationally acclaimed jury. Subsequent lectures, culminating in the final event on November 5, will highlight the work of award-winning architects from Spain, the Netherlands, and the U.S., who will reveal their design proposals to connect Downtown Dallas and the Trinity River.
When President John F. Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963, millions of Americans were transfixed by the incomparable breaking news. Television—for the first time—emerged as a way to keep informed. The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza’s next presentation in its Fall 2013 Author Series will feature four men who were at the epicenter of it all: former KRLD journalists Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer and Wes Wise and former KRLD photographer George Phenix. The four reporters will discuss their memories of covering the Kennedy assassination and a new edition of their book at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 19, on the Museum’s seventh floor. Tickets are $10 for the program only, or included with Museum exhibit admission, pending availability.
The Meadows Museum at SMU has acquired a major work by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), Portrait of Mariano Goya, the Artist’s Grandson, painted in 1827. The work — which has not been on display for more than 40 years — is one of Goya’s last paintings, finished just months before his death. This portrait will be unveiled to the public on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 10:30 am. Portrait of Mariano Goya depicts Goya’s only grandson and is one of fewer than a dozen portraits known to have been painted by Goya between 1820 and his death in 1828. Funding for the acquisition was provided by The Meadows Foundation and a gift from Mrs. Eugene McDermott, in honor of the Meadows Museum’s 50th anniversary.
Norman Rockwell’s signature masterpiece The Song of Bernadette, one of the most reproduced works of his entire career, may take top lot honors Oct. 26 in Heritage Auctions’ Illustration Art Signature® auction at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 E. 79th St., New York, which will feature the most impressive selection by the greatest names in illustration ever offered by Heritage. Rockwell’s original movie poster illustration was commissioned as the centerpiece of an unprecedented publicity campaign for the 1943 film classic starring Jennifer Jones.
The Dallas Museum of Art announced the publication of a volume of essays dedicated to the Museum’s ongoing lecture series focused on European art, The Richard R. Brettell Lecture Series. Inspired by a series of public lectures given at the Dallas Museum of Art between 2009 and 2013, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism at the Dallas Museum of Art comprises twelve illustrated essays from leading academics and museum specialists. The book offers a series of intimate case studies in the history of 19th-century European art.
For the 18th consecutive year, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) celebrates the holiday season with one of the most unique fundraisers in Texas, The Blue Yule Artist’s Party and Ornament Sale. Blue Yule is a fundraising event that keeps The MAC vibrant through these tough economic times. Join in the celebration by creating and contributing your most divine handmade ornament(s) to Dallas’ most original holiday fundraiser.
I AM A TEACHER tells the story of Ben James, who teaches history with a fierce passion and a great love for learning . IAAT covers 40 years in the life of an American teacher. The arc of the trilogy reflects four decades of American educational issues and by extension decades of cultural issues as well. The play is based on the teaching experience of its author, David Marquis. The play runs October 16-20, 2013 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) Theater, located at 3120 McKinney Ave. in Dallas, Texas.
Dallas Auction Gallery reports successful sales in their American and European Fine Art and Design Sale. Their latest auction had hundreds of bidders in the salesroom, on the telephone and online. The event featured modern paintings, works on paper, and prints. Artists included Alexander Calder, Paul Jenkins and Sam Francis.
SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts has appointed Clyde Valentín to develop and lead new programs that will integrate artistic practices with community engagement in Dallas and other urban centers across the country. Valentín most recently served as executive director of the New York City-based Hip-Hop Theater Festival (HHTF), where he oversaw its transition to become Hi-ARTS, an arts organization fostering creative, multi-disciplinary work, outreach and education through the hip-hop art and culture movement. He will begin his new role at the Meadows School immediately.
The Gallery at UTA is pleased to present a two person exhibition featuring Sarah Williams’ haunting paintings of isolated buildings, void of human presence in the quiet ‘after-hours’; along with Amy Blakemore’s offbeat photographs of ordinary events and people that provide an introspective view of human activity.
On December 22, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), will open The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, showcasing the Clark’s renowned holdings of French Impressionist painting. The exhibition features 73 paintings by artists such as Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, as well as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Jean-François Millet, Jean-Léon Gérôme, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Pierre Bonnard, among others. The Age of Impressionism will be open at the Museum December 22, 2013, through March 23, 2014.
An unprecedented number of new and updated books about President John F. Kennedy will be published this fall as the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination draws near. The Sixth Floor Museum will highlight many of these anticipated titles and their authors through its Fall 2013 Author Series. All programs and book signings will take place at The Sixth Floor Museum (411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX). Seating is limited for most programs; tickets for each are available online at www.jfk.org.