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.
Last Saturday, March 22, the K3 Sisters Band put on a delightful show at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in downtown McKinney, Texas. Sisters Kaylen, Kelsey and Kristen Kassab along with parents and other band members entertained for over an hour. The old McKinney Performing Arts Center building made the whole show seem like the Grand Ole Opry with the wood floors, cushioned seats and antique pipe organ. This family-friendly show should not be missed.
This is your last weekend to see Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition closes Sunday, January 12, 2014.
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.
This week I got to preview Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The works on exhibit are from Bearden’s Illiad and Odyssey series done in 1977-78. This is another stellar exhibition at the Amon Carter following on the heels of Big Pictures, which closed in April.
This past week I got to preview The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum currently on view at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA). I always enjoy a nearly private tour of a new exhibition. It would be totally private if it were not for the other three dozen members of the media. Alas, what is an art aficionado to do?
Saturday, April 27, 2013, was Slow Art Day, a global all-volunteer event to help more people discover the joy of looking and loving art. In actuality, it was a really nice day for a handful of people to enjoy some art together. Our host, Tanya Miller, led the expedition of art aficionados through the Dallas Arts District to view some hidden gems of the local art scene.
Five Presidents of the United Stated dedicated the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter were joined by their lovely first ladies.
Dallas Art News editor Michael Roman challenges new Meadows Museum curator Nicole Atzbach to Ten Questions. See how she did.
Our walkabout art reporter Melanie O’Halloran and I got to preview Diego Velázquez: The Early Court Portraits at the Meadows Museum this past Thursday. The exhibit opens today, September 16, 2012, and runs through January 13, 2013.
On Thursday, June 21, 2012, filmmaker Allen Mondell premiers his latest project, WAGING PEACE: The Peace Corps Experience. The premier will be held at the Collins Center Crum Auditorium on the Southern Methodist University campus. Tickets for the premier include a reception, film screening and panel discussion. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online.
This is the last weekend to see Glenn Ligon: AMERICA at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The exhibit closes Sunday, June 3, 2012. I highly recommend catching this one before it gets away.
As you may know, I’ve been attending a printmaking class as part of SMU Meadows School of the Arts Informal Courses for Adults program. I’ve been doing it now for a few years and have enjoyed every minute of it. The printmaking class is led by artist Peter Ligon and meets for eight Wednesday evenings […]
Today, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) opens Youth & Beauty: Art of the American Twenties. This is a wonderful exhibit with over 130 paintings, sculptures and photographs by 60 American artists. The works cover a wide range of subject matter as the twenties were preceded by World War I and ended with the Great Depression. Youth & Beauty was organized by the Brooklyn Museum and is on view through May 27, 2012.
I have an ambitious day planned and beautiful Dallas weather. I can only hope to accomplish half of what I want to see and do. My stops include Asel Art Supply, Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Meadows Museum. I also have several temptations that I’m sure will lead me astray.