Dallas Independent School District (ISD) students will be honored by the Dallas ISD Northwest Council of PTAs, Northeast Council of PTAs and Trinity Council of PTAs. Students will be awarded for achievements in the 2014-15 Texas and National PTA Reflections arts in education program. The awards are for imagination, creativity and interpretation based on the annual theme, which was “The World Would Be A Better Place If …” Honors will be handed out on Thursday, January 29, 2015.
The Nasher Sculpture Center announced The Great Create, their third annual fundraising event. The Great Create is Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event, which engages families artistic sides, raises essential funds for the museum’s educational initiatives.
I don’t usually advise against seeing an art exhibit, but I strongly recommend not seeing Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay at the Kimbell Art Museum. I would very much like you to see one of van Gogh’s self portraits, or the ballet dancers by Degas, or the magnificent bust of Victor Hugo by Rodin, or the piano players by Renoir. Unfortunately for all art patrons, the Kimbell Art Museum has stuffed these worldly gems in a closet called the Renzo Piano Pavilion. And if that wasn’t enough, the museum is cramming in paying patrons as fast as they can. I would prefer to see an exhibit at a sardine factory. Oh wait, I did.
Sally Beauty Supply and the Dallas Museum of Art have recreated Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (1908) in nail polish. This vibrant work celebrated the arrival of Sally Beauty Supply’s Nail Studio. The creation uses more than 6,600 nail polish bottles. This beautiful work is only on display tonight, January 16, 2015, from 6 p.m. to midnight. See it while you can.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is extending hours for the entire Martin Luther King Day weekend. Extended hours will begin Friday, January 16, and end Monday, January 19, 2015. The museum will be open until 6 p.m. on Friday through Sunday and will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. General admission is $17 for adults, $12 for seniors (65+), $11 for youth (2-17) and free for children under 2 years old.
The San Antonio Museum of Art will present Jamie Wyeth, a comprehensive retrospective of the artist. Jamie Wyeth will open April 25, 2015, and run through July 5. The exhibit, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, examines Wyeth’s creative approach to realism over sixth years.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced the museum will be free on Sundays in 2015. Beginning in January, patrons will receive free admission to the galleries and special exhibits every Sunday through December 27, 2015.
On Saturday, Barry Whistler Gallery opens Texas Abstract in conjunction with the publication of Texas Abstract: Contemporary by Michael Paglia and Jim Edwards. The exhibit will feature six of the thirty-three artists featured in the book. The opening reception is Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The University of Texas at Dallas will host Panel Discussion on The Art Effect: Translational Ecology of Contemporary Art, a panel discussion on contemporary art and art education. The discussion will take place in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building in the main lobby on Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
SMU Meadows School of the Arts announces the Meadows Community Series. The six community concerts will feature talented students at diverse Dallas venues. The series will include performances by the Meadows Wind Ensemble, SYZYGY, Meadows choirs, Meadows Opera Theatre, Meadows Symphony Orchestra and dance.
The Crow Collection of Asian Art announces the creation of The Wellness Institute directed by Jacqueline Buckingham Anderson, a wellness and lifestyle medicine advocate. The Wellness Institute aims to achieve long-term health and happiness through artistic and cultural achievements and practices of Asian culture.
Sally Beauty Supply and the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) have partnered to recreate Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (1908) in nail polish. To be exact, nail polish bottles. 6,600 plus nail polish bottles from top brands from Sally Beauty Supply will create the iconic work. Water Lilies in nail polish goes on display at the Dallas Museum of Art Late Night on Friday, January 16, 2015, from 6 p.m. to midnight.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announced their 2015-16 exhibition schedule. Major exhibits include Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection and Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum. Other special exhibitions include inventions by Samuel F. B. Morse, works by Remington and Russel, Texas folk art and works by artist Thomas Cole.
The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas is currently exhibiting twelve works by contemporary western artist Frank McCarthy. Two of the works are from the museum’s permanent collection. The remaining ten works have been on loan since 2002 and will be in the Fredericksburg Art Auction in May at InSight Gallery.