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.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum presents Art of Propaganda and Persuasion featuring renowned art collector Roger Dunn. The lecture will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
The Sammons Center for the Arts announced their second annual Cabaret & Cabernet event. The Sammons Center will host the event in the Meadows Hall on Friday, January 23, 2015, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will feature local cabaret stars and fine wines. Admission is $325 for a table of eight and $250 for a table of six. Tickets include valet parking, wine and other beverages, appetizers and cabaret show.
The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2015 with special exhibitions of art works never seen in the U.S., as well as a wide variety of offerings from its distinguished permanent collection.
The Meadows Museum announces the acquisition of a life-size portrait by the modern Spanish master Ignacio de Zuloaga y Zabaleta as part of its ongoing initiative to expand and enhance its collection and further strengthen its role as a leading center for the study and presentation of Spanish art.
The Meadows Museum has announced that Darryl Lauster has won the 2014 Moss/Chumley Artist Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and has a proven track record as a community advocate for the visual arts. Lauster received the award on December 10th at the Meadows Museum’s Holiday Party.
The Board of Trustees and Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director, are pleased to formally acknowledge Edith O’Donnell, longtime patron of arts and education, for her multiyear $9 million gift made in November 2013.
The National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) at Southern Methodist University unveiled its second major report that examines the financial, operating, engagement and staffing health of the nonprofit arts industry. The report is available online at smu.edu/artsresearch.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Director Andrew J. Walker announced today that the museum is renovating parts of the building beginning February 2, 2015. The museum will remain open during the process, though some galleries will be inaccessible. School tours will continue, but no public programs or member programs are planned within the facility. The museum is also closing at 5 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the project, which is expected to last four months. All galleries are scheduled to reopen in June 2015.
Samuel S. Holland, an internationally renowned music educator and outstanding arts administrator, has been named dean of Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. He also will hold the school’s Algur H. Meadows Chair. Holland has provided strong leadership to the Meadows School in both teaching and administrative roles for more than 20 years.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art received a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for $150,000.
Thursday, September 18, 2014, was North Texas Giving Day. More than 98,000 generous Texans donated $26,339,253 to North Texas non-profits, which includes some museums and galleries. The 18-hour event surpassed the 2013 tally by more than $1 million and 23,000 donors. Art museums did not do nearly as well as the George W. Bush Presidential Center, which raised $115,324. (See list in post)