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Sally Beauty Supply and Dallas Museum of Art Create Monet from Nail Polish

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. Continue reading

Fort Worth Community Arts Center Hosts Social Media Workshop

Intro to Social Media
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 10 a.m. to noon

The Fort Worth Community Arts Center (FWCAC) will present Intro to Social Media led by Matt Miller. The workshop will focus on developing a strategy for artists and how to sell artwork. Social media platforms will include Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr. The two-hour session costs $25 for Texas Artists Coalition (TAC) members and $30 for non-members. The workshop is Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 10 a.m. to noon at the FWCAC. Continue reading

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Announces 2015 Exhibition Schedule

A Dash for the Timber by  Frederic S. Remington at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

A Dash for the Timber by Frederic S. Remington at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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. See the Exhibition Schedule below for all the details. Continue reading

The Museum of Western Art Exhibits Works by Frank McCarthy

Dog Soldier by Frank McCarthy at The Museum of Western Art

Dog Soldier by Frank McCarthy at The Museum of Western Art

Frank McCarthy
The Western Museum of Art
Through February 28, 2015

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. Continue reading

Dallas Holocaust Museum Presents Art of Propaganda and Persuasion

Art of Propaganda and Persuasion
Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

The Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance presents Art of Propaganda and Persuasion featuring renowned art collector Roger Dunn. Mr. Dunn will discuss the work of Arthur Szyk and other propaganda art. The lecture will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Continue reading

Cabaret & Cabernet at the Sammons Center for the Arts

Cabaret & Cabernet
Sammons Center for the Arts
Friday, January 23, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:30 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. Continue reading

Meadows Museum Acquires Monumental Portrait by Ignacio de Zuloaga y Zabaleta

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. Portrait of the Duchess of Arión, Marchioness of Bay (1918) builds on the Meadows’s prior acquisition of additional works this year— including those by artists Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta, Miquel Barceló, and Juan Muñoz—as well as the Meadows’s holdings of two works by Zuloaga, The Bullfighter “El Segovianito” (1912) and View of Alquézar (c. 1915-20). Portrait of the Duchess of Arión complements and strengthens the Museum’s existing collection of early 20th-century art. The painting is currently undergoing cleaning at the Meadows conducted by Lucía Martínez Valverde, a conservator at the Museo Nacional del Prado. The cleaned work will be on public view at the Museum beginning December 16, 2014. Continue reading

Meadows Museum Announces 2014 Moss / Chumley Artist Award Winner

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. Continue reading

Amon Carter Museum of American Art to Renovate Building Facade; Will Remain Open During Construction

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. Continue reading

Samuel S. Holland Names Dean of Meadows School of the Arts at SMU

Samuel S. Holland, an internationally renowned music educator and outstanding arts administrator, has been named dean of Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. 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. Continue reading

Amon Carter Museum Receives $150,000 Federal Digitization Grant

Studio Interior No. 2 by Armin Landeck, 1936 at the Amon Carter Museum

Studio Interior No. 2 by Armin Landeck, 1936 at the Amon Carter Museum

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. The grant will support the museum’s Connecting to Exhibitions digitization project, a multi-year project that will give unprecedented access to the Amon Carter’s comprehensive exhibition history. Continue reading

North Texas Giving Day Sets New Record

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 museums, galleries and theaters. 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) Continue reading