National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa recently announced that the Amon Carter Museum of American Art is one of 895 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Amon Carter is recommended for a $70,000 grant to support the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River. This is the largest grant out of 45 that were awarded to Texas organizations. The Amon Carter is the only museum in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to receive an award.
Festive despite the frosty temperatures, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science marked its first birthday Saturday with vertical dancing on the concrete walls of the Museum cube, birthday cake, fireworks and even a hip-hip-hooray led by Ross Perot. Beneath the festivities was a heartfelt message repeated over and over – thank you to all who played a role in a remarkable inaugural year.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston announces a trio of exhibitions scheduled for spring 2014. Exhibitions include works by artists Georges Baraque and John Singer Sargent. Also on view will be decorative arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection. The exhibitions begin in late February and early March 2014.
Calendar-year 2013 was a banner year for the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to hosting a 50th Anniversary celebration, the museum presented a range of world-class exhibitions and dynamic public programs, and launched a new brand and graphic identity. Attendance was at an all time high, with the Blanton welcoming its one-millionth visitor since opening its doors in 2006.
The Dallas Museum of Art today announced the acquisition of a masterpiece for its acclaimed decorative arts and design collection, a solid silver vitrine, or display cabinet, made by the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops), a collaborative group of artists, architects and designers founded in 1903.
SMU Meadows School of the Arts announced today that it has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for 2013-15 in recognition of its creative implementation of learning technologies. SMU Meadows was previously recognized for the 2012-13 school year.
Gallery 422 @ The Workroom will open Biomorphic Reveries, a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by Awadh Baryoum. The exhibition opens Saturday, January 4, 2014, with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m.
Today the Dallas Museum of Art announced the 23rd anniversary season of Arts & Letters Live, the Museum’s literary and performing arts series. With approximately 30 scheduled events, one-third of which are free to the public, featuring authors, actors and musicians, some of this season’s highlights include appearances by Pulitzer Prize-winners Dave Barry and Rick Atkinson; National Book Award-winner Timothy Egan, and New York Times bestselling authors Malcolm Gladwell and Diana Gabaldon.
The New Cities Foundation today announced the theme for the New Cities Summit 2014: Re-imagining Cities: Transforming the 21st Century Metropolis.
The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin announces the appointment of Dr. Beverly Adams as Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art. Most recently at the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Adams will join the Blanton in January 2014 to oversee and further develop the museum’s longstanding Latin American art program. Dr. Adams received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UT Austin, and returns to her alma mater with a wide-ranging knowledge of the field, as well as of the Blanton’s Latin American collection.
It’s been just over a year since the Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened its doors to the public on December 1, 2012 – and, nearly 1.4 million visitors later, it’s time to celebrate! The one-year milestone will be marked at a special birthday gathering Saturday (Dec. 14) at 10 a.m. in the outdoor Plaza. And throughout this holiday season, the Museum will offer an array of special happenings including Samsung Galaxy 8 3.0 tablets loaded with bilingual content to enhance the visitor experience; three 3D films; and programming for kids of all ages.
Klyde Warren Park will open a new skating rink this week, bringing music and winter activities to park patrons from Dec. 13–Jan. 31. The rink is sponsored by Norman Green, former owner of the Dallas Stars, and his wife Kelly.
Looks like old man winter has dealt a blow to the McKinney Avenue Contemporary’s (The MAC) annual Blue Yule. The event, which was scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. has been moved to Sunday, December 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Ornaments can still be dropped off at The MAC on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Most, if not all, Dallas / Fort Worth museums are closed Friday, December 6, 2013. The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center are all confirmed closed through email and social media. Only the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth is confirmed closed.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces their 2014 exhibition schedule. Special exhibitions include Art and Appetite: American Art, Culture, and Cuisine which will feature works by Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol and Edward Hoppers iconic Nighthawks (1942). Also on view will be lithographs by James McNeill Whistler, photographs by Kathy Sherman Suder, and works on paper from the collection of Joan and John Richardson.