The 1914-era Municipal Building is being completely restored to become the UNT law campus. But workers found evidence that painted murals from the ’30s just MIGHT still exist. Or not. Watch a video about their attempts to determine what’s left behind the paint and wallboard.
On Monday, submissions were due for an update to the Sasaki Plan, the original outline for the Arts District that, after 32 years, has had its problems. One major problem? It didn’t go far enough.
What once might have been a gateway to the Arts District will now be another big glass box butting up against the Meyerson Symphony Center.
Take that, food trucks along Woodall Rodgers, blocking the DMA from the folks in Klyde Warren Park. Now the DMA’s Woodall Rodgers entrance will have a new plaza, new pavilion – and a new outdoor food service center.
Piero Golia’s luxury salon will undoubtedly be something of a contrast to the “Arte Povera” (“poor art) of Giuseppe Penone, who uses tree trunks and the human body as sculptural and conceptual materials.
The private, office development Harlan Crow has built around Old Parkland Hospital has become an intellectual theme park. Famous quotations from Founding Fathers are carved into walls. And now it’s graced with something rare hereabouts: an actual town square with a neo-classic column as its centerpiece.
As the DSO’s 25th anniversary season celebrating the Meyerson Symphony Center starts to end, we close out our project, Secrets of the Meyerson, by sitting down with the man who led the 10-year-long effort to create the finest concert hall of the past century.
Show some love for arts in Dallas by picking an event to attend in the next week. There are hundreds to choose from.
A sculpture, built by thousands of insects working in tandem with a robot. A building made of fungi bricks. These actually exist, and were spotlighted in a SXSW 2015 keynote on trends in modern design.
A plan to have working artists actually living in Dallas’ Arts District will now have them rubbing shoulders with wealthy neighbors. A 39-unit, low-cost housing project now will also be a luxury tower with storefront retail. All part of the plan, actually.