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.
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 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 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.
Barry Whistler Gallery announces their mid-year show, Summer Fall 2014: A Rotating Exhibition. On display are works by David Bates, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Orr, Susan Williams and more (see below). The exhibition runs through September 27, 2014. Barry Whistler Gallery is open by appointment in August and will resume regular hours in September 2014.
This October, the Dallas Museum of Art will present the first major U.S. exhibition to explore French floral still-life painting in the 19th century. Bouquets: French Still-Life Painting from Chardin to Matisse traces the development of the floral still life from the late 18th century through the early 20th century, emphasizing the tremendous depth and scope of creative engagement with the genre throughout this era. The exhibition will feature more than 60 paintings by more than 30 artists, including renowned figures such as Paul Cézanne, Gustave Courbet, Eugène Delacroix, Vincent van Gogh and Edouard Manet, along with less familiar contemporaries such as Simon Saint-Jean and Henri Fantin-Latour.
The Dallas Museum of Art acquired in May Frederiksborg Castle by Moonlight, 1817, by Danish artist Johan Christian Dahl. The recent acquisition is one of the most important works from the Copenhagen phase of Johan Christian Dahl’s career. Long missing, the work was rediscovered in 2000 after a cleaning revealed a signature and date of 1817, the year before Dahl left Copenhagen for Dresden. Dahl is best known today as a Romantic painter of Nordic landscapes, often seen in dramatic lighting or weather conditions. He is also considered one of the great masters of Danish Golden Age painting.
The historic Denton Square is about to become even more fun with the opening of a new Painting with a Twist on Thursday, June 12. Painting with a Twist is the original “Paint and Sip” franchise, where attendees are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks and have fun while a local artist guides everyone to their own paint works of art.
In February 2015, the Dallas Museum of Art will present the first major exhibition to explore the work of influential painters Kazuo Shiraga and Sadamasa Motonaga side-by-side. Shiraga/Motonaga: Between Action and the Unknown.
The Texas Artists Coalition announces the 9th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit. TAC members can submit their artwork for consideration in the exhibit. Entry deadline is June 20, 2014 at midnight. The 9th Annual TAC membership Exhibit will open with an artist reception on August 8, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) is now accepting submissions for their 2014 Annual Membership Exhibition. The exhibition jurists will select the best works in all mediums. CAC members can submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created in the last two years for judging. Entry deadline is June 30, 2014 at 6 p.m.
On May 17, 2014 from 7 to 10 p.m., there will be an artist reception at LuminArte Gallery with Bruce Sulzburg, who will be unveiling his new 3- dimensional acrylic on acrylic original wine painting for the event. Bruce, as an avid wine collector, will be pouring 10 of his favorite wines from California and signing the original that night for the fine art collector that purchases the painting.
Dallas Auction Gallery anticipated and was rewarded with excellent prices at their Spring Fine Art sale on April 30 in Dallas, Texas. 119 lots of high quality paintings, lithographs,graphic works, photography and sculpture – representing modern, contemporary, post-impressionist, and southwest artists – resulted in over $2.8 million in sales and a 76% sell through rate. Contemporary and Modern works from the estate of Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher and a collection assembled by the late Mr. & Mrs. I.C. Deal, Dallas, Texas were stand-outs.