Westerners often see African art as ‘folk crafts’ — anyone made them. But according to Roslyn Adele Walker, the DMA’s senior curator of African art, that’s because early explorers weren’t interested in individual artists. There actually have been celebrated artists in Africa, and the DMA has one of our country’s leading collections of their work. The museum has just released a new, sumptuous book by Dr. Walker, showcasing the collection’s riches.
Archive for January, 2010
In the Art&Seek Saturday Spotlight, we’re reliving the 70s.
This Week in Texas Music History, we’ll honor a pioneering female R&B artist who was a triple threat as a singer, songwriter and guitarist.
How can we keep arts education and creative learning a vital element in the lives of our youth, especially children in urban neighborhoods with limited access to cultural opportunities? Gigi Antoni, president and CEO of Big Thought, and Daniel Windham, Director of Arts for The Wallace Foundation, discuss the topic with Think host Krys Boyd during a recent episode.
COLLIN COUNTY INCHES CLOSER TO GOAL: Arts of Collin County sends word that it raised more than $135,000 in December. The money will go toward the construction of the 2,100 seat performance hall and adjoining park to be built at the intersection of Sam Rayburn Tollway and Exchange Parkway. In February, the group will announce [...]
Guest blogger Tina Aguilar interviews the famed sculptor about his current exhibition, Creating a Sense of Place, at the Latino Cultural Center.
The city-wide arts-education partnership among Big Thought, Dallas Independent School District, the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Wallace Foundation and some 100 area arts organizations will continue — and head to the next level. That was the good news announced this morning at the Charles Rice Learning Center: The Wallace Foundation is handing over [...]
The deadline to participate in the 7th Annual Hecho en Dallas juried exhibition is creeping up on us. Hecho en Dallas showcases recent work by Dallas-area artists and will be on display at the Latino Cultural Center. This year’s show is juried by sculptor Thomas Bustos, Mountain View College visual arts professor Cristina B. Medina [...]
You may have heard Jerome’s review of August: Osage County this morning on the radio. If you did, you heard that it’s a top-notch production, ping-ponging from hilarity to despair. If that sounds like something you’d like to see for yourself, you’re in luck. The first three people who e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) their name with [...]
RICHARDSON SYMPHONY’S CASH PROBLEMS: A money shortage has forced the Richardson Symphony Orchestra to postpone its concert featuring first-chair soloists scheduled for Saturday. It has been moved to June 18. “Rather than create a cash-flow problem for ourselves, we decided to move it to a time of year when we would have more cash,” RSO [...]