One of the most significant collections of African-American art in the world was assembled not by a wealthy patron but by a middle-class couple from San Antonio. In the 1980s, Harmon and Harriet Kelley began buying the occasional painting of a Texas landscape. But in 1986, the San Antonio Museum of Art brought in the touring exhibition, “Hidden Heritage: Afro-American-Art from 1800-1950.”
Archive: 'Arts Education'
Photographer Christi Nielsen, a UT-Dallas alum, has just wrapped up curating SecondHand, a new media exhibition online, in preparation for a second show later this summer at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. Using the social media sites Twitter, Facebook and 12 Seconds, Nielsen selects a “prompt” – a short, unusual phrase found on a social media site – […]
For the next few days, more than 100 arts researchers from around the globe are gathering at SMU for the 10th International Association of Arts and Cultural Management Conference. The conference alternates between a location in Europe and a location in the rest of the world and gives the researchers a chance to present their […]
Art & Seek spoke to Steve Wiest, the director of the One O’Clock Lab And, just as UNT’s leading jazz group is about to head to Thailand to perform as the featured big band at the World Saxophone Congress in Bangkok. We talked about the declining audience for jazz (is it entirely overseas now?), the place of the trombone in jazz (preferably in the back, near the drinks) and the future of jazz (soon to be traded as a commodity).
Guest Blogger Gail Sachson owns Ask Me About Art, is a Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and a member of the Public Art Committee. It’s the end of June. The senior proms have wound down. Kids are back in shorts and flip-flops instead of strapless taffeta dresses and tuxedos. Their parents’ have also put away their […]
Guest blogger Brad Ford Smith is a Dallas artist and arts conservationist. JOHNSON, Vt. — You would think that without the distractions of job, family and phone, making art all day would be a piece of cake. Well, it is sweet, but it is also a strangely surreal experience. Large blocks of time are consumed […]
It’s pretty rare that I would describe a film as “mind blowing,” though that term is thrown around pretty loosely by some critics. And it’s not for lack of opportunity with me, as I see 70 or so movies a year. Thursday night, though, I saw a film that blew my mind. Samuell Lynne Galleries […]
For our most recent Artist Studio Tour video, Art&Seek’s Holly Fetter met with Dylan Smith at the eleventh hour. Smith’s high school, Booker T. Washington, was about to close for the summer and we needed to get in to her studio — the school’s costume shop.
Earning a bachelor’s degree at any Texas public university demands at least one course in visual or performing arts. That is decreed by the infamous Core Curriculum, an entity that forced me to take algebra four times until I passed (with flying colors, once I rejected the tainted ”algebra” label in exchange for “puzzles” – semantics are everything). The 2009 Texas […]
Art&Seek talks to Caitlin Overton about the academic side of the visual art world.