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Don’t See Faces of Impressionism at the Kimbell Art Museum

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.

K3 Sisters Band Puts on Delightful Show at McKinney Performing Arts Center

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.

Dallas Auction Gallery Reports Successful Sales

Dallas Auction Gallery reports successful sales in their American and European Fine Art and Design Sale. Their latest auction had hundreds of bidders in the salesroom, on the telephone and online. The event featured modern paintings, works on paper, and prints. Artists included Alexander Calder, Paul Jenkins and Sam Francis.

JFK Tribute in Fort Worth

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.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center Present David Bates

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, present a joint exhibition of the work of artist David Bates on view February 9 through May 11, 2014. The exhibition is a retrospective of Bates’s work installed in both locations with an emphasis on painting in Fort Worth and sculpture and works on paper in Dallas. This is the first collaboration between the two museums. The exhibition is organized by Dr. Marla Price, director of the Modern, and Jeremy Strick, director of the Nasher.

Living History Series at The Sixth Floor Museum

If you haven’t attended any of the Living History Series programs at The Sixth Floor Museum in Dealey Plaza, then you’ve been missing out. For the past few years, and especially leading up to the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, The Sixth Floor Museum has consistently out done themselves at each event. And the program later today is no exception.