Artists’ Showplace announced their 11th anniversary show with a celebration and reception on Friday, December 6, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. As always, the event is open to the public. Festivities will include hors d’oeuvres and live music by Paul Utay and Jazz, After All Band.
Wall Street Storm, Guy Carleton Wiggins’ classic winter depiction of Old Trinity Church, is expected to sell for $100,000+ Dec. 5 in Heritage Auctions’ inaugural The Art of New York Signature Auction.
Beginning January 31, 2014, the Menil Collection will become the first museum to present a retrospective of this major facet of the artist’s oeuvre in Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds. The exhibition is organized by Menil Curator Michelle White under the auspices of the Menil Drawing Institute (MDI).
The Meadows Museum is co-organizing Sorolla and America, the first major exhibition of work by Joaquín Sorolla to focus on the impact the artist had in the United States. The exhibition will feature over 150 works by Sorolla, including several of his most iconic paintings, as well as works that were purchased during the artist’s lifetime and have never been exhibited publicly. Sorolla and America will be on view at the Meadows Museum from December 13, 2013 – April 19, 2014 and will then travel to the Meadows’s exhibition partners at The San Diego Museum of Art and Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid.
The Dallas Museum of Art today announced that Jacqueline W. Franey has been named Director of Development; she will begin her new position on December 9, 2013. Franey comes to the Dallas Museum of Art with more than 20 years of fundraising and philanthropic gift planning experience, most recently as Sales Director, Planned Giving at BNY Mellon Wealth Management in Dallas, and with prior service at three major nonprofit institutions based in Dallas, including the Communities Foundation of Texas.
Mr. Holga, our walkabout photographer, braved the cold and rain to bring photos and tweets from The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy.
Mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough paid tribute to our nation’s 35th President today during “The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy” at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas. The solemn and dignified public commemoration was held on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination in downtown Dallas.
SMU Meadows School of the Arts announced their events for December 2013. Events include museum exhibit openings, activities, films, programs, music and more. The highlight for December is Sorolla and America at the Meadows Museum opening December 13, 2013. Not all events are free, but most are. See descriptions below for more information.
The Dallas Museum of Art presents Robert Smithson in Texas, the first examination of five projects proposed by the internationally renowned American artist throughout Texas in the years 1966–1973. The exhibition, on view November 24, 2013, through April 27, 2014, coincides with the 40th anniversary of Smithson’s final work, Amarillo Ramp, completed posthumously in August 1973.
The National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, unveiled today its inaugural report assessing the health of the nonprofit arts industry. The report, available online at smu.edu/artsresearch, is built on the most comprehensive set of arts organization data ever compiled, integrating organizational and market-level data, and assesses the industry from multiple perspectives, including sector/art form, geography, and size of the organization. The NCAR report is the first of its kind for the arts, creating a data-driven assessment of organizations’ performances industry-wide and identifying drivers of performance.
Dallas Art Press, the publishing division of Dallas Art News, announces the long awaited publication of Death by Holga: 11.22.63 by photographer M. C. Roman. Death by Holga: 11.22.63 is a collection of photographs of the people, places and things associated with the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Friday, November 22, 1963. This JFK project, launched in the spring of 2010, is now a beautiful fine art photography book. The book can be purchased at www.dallasartpress.com or www.deathbyholga.com.
The Blanton Museum of Art, in partnership with the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, presents a special selection of objects that illuminate the lifestyle, technological achievements, and ideology of pre-Inka cultures among the coastal Andes of South America. Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes features 80 extraordinary works from the University’s collections, ranging from intricately woven textiles to painted ceramic vessels and modeled effigies. Through a dynamic presentation that integrates art historical and anthropological contexts, the exhibition traces the artistic development of the ancient Paracas, Nasca, Wari, Moche, Chancay, Sicán, and Chimú cultures from the Early Horizon (900–200 BCE) through the Late Horizon (1470–1532 CE) periods.
Saint Anthony of Padua will open to the public Sunday, December 1, 2013 at noon in the Dorrance and Olga Roderick Gallery: Retablo Niche at the El Paso Museum of Art. Entrance to the Museum and this exhibition is free to the public.
Gray Matters Gallery announces The Artists’ Commission. The exhibition comprises an artists’ memorial of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death. Both national and local artists investigate topics such as memory, collective denial, mourning and celebrity.
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is looking for volunteers for their 18th annual Blue Yule. The event is the gallery’s annual holiday fundraiser featuring handmade ornaments by local artists and patrons. The Blue Yule is Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 6 to 9 p.m.