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The Dallas Opera Vs. The Met Opera Over The Future of Opera

The Met Opera’s general manager Peter Gelb has said simulcasts are simply not drawing younger audiences the way they hoped, while the Dallas Opera’s Keith Cerny says theirs certainly are. Who’s right? They both may be.

This Year’s $50,000 Hiett Prize Winner Is…

… an environmental historian. Which is something of a first for the $50,000 award from the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

Dallas Opera Appoints SMU Grad As Its New ‘Artistic Administrator’

Ian Derrer will take the place of artistic director Jonathan Pell, who started at the DO 30 years ago in the same position as artistic administrator. Pell announced his retirement in April; Derrer starts immediately.

What’s The Plan For Fort Worth Culture?

The current city arts plan is 12 years old, and a number of its goals have been met – like establishing a percent-for-arts ordinance. So Fort Worth has set out to find new some ones.

Getting Cultural Districts Connected – Trading Ideas At The New Cities Summit

Inside the New Cities Summit, the think-tankish talk-talk about our urban future that’s going on in Dallas, there’s a smaller conference about arts districts. And however big-idea they both might seem, they are, essentially, old-style trade shows. That’s a good thing.

Art Conspiracy Is Gonna Get Wrecked

Forty invited artists get their creative freak going on, transforming everyday items like bar stools and wallpaper. Then they auction off the results. Sounds like fun? It’s Wrecked. It’s this weekend.

Dallas Opera Gets Largest-Ever Corporate Donation: $2.5 Million

The money will go to educational outreach– one of those non-glamorous but fundamental arts activities.

Three Major Dallas Conferences Start With The Art Museum Directors

Polish your shoes, get out your best jewelry. The Association of Art Museum Directors is in town, and the DMA hosted a public panel Sunday. So – what did we learn?

Live Operacasts (At Texas Stadium, At Booker T)? They May Not Be Winning A New Audience

A London survey concludes it may be “wishful thinking” – the idea that these live simulcasts are making new fans for opera.

Crystal Masterwork Heralds DMA’s Major New Islamic Collection

The DMA has put on display a rock-crystal pitcher made in Cairo a thousand years ago. It’s rare and precious, it has a history straight out of The Maltese Falcon — and it’s the first item in the massive Islamic art collection coming to Dallas.

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