Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty announced today the theater’s 2015-2016 season, which includes productions in the Potter Rose Performance Hall and the Studio Theatre at the Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Kalita Humphreys Theater on Turtle Creek.
The Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University has announced the recipients of its sixth annual Meadows Prize arts residency: the Detroit-based artist collective Complex Movements and Lear deBessonet, the director of The Public Theater’s Public Works program in New York City.
Dallas Museum of Art today announced the expansion of its access series. The Museum will now include a new program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to be called All Access Art, and for the first time, offer a DMA Access docent training course, which the first group of docents has successfully completed.
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band Brass Quintet from Washington, D.C., will give a free concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 10 in Caruth Auditorium in SMU’s Owen Arts Center, presented by the Meadows School of the Arts. The program will include Kurt Weill’s Suite from The Threepenny Opera, Monteverdi’s Four Madrigals, Darius Milhaud’s Suite française and more.
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.