… richer, whiter and older, that is, than the national averages from the National Endowment for the Arts. And Dallas artsgoers are richer, whiter, older than the Dallas city population. In fact, we’re more akin to the population makeup of North Texas in general.
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Art conservation. Sounds like it’s all about watching paint dry. Actually, it can be a lot more interesting than that. That’s because art conservation is where forensic science meets history meets art. So check out host Jeff Whittington’s talk Thursday with two of North Texas’ leading conservators.
October seems to be art bargain month. Belo, the parent company of The Dallas Morning News, will be auctioning off hundreds of Texas artworks, and a prize collection assembled by a pair of late, beloved arts patrons is up for sale.
Want to give back to the arts community? Head to ART7 Gallery for an informational happy hour hosted by the Arts Council of Fort Worth. They have a Business Volunteers for the Arts program.
SMU professor Willie Baronet has been buying handmade signs from panhandlers for 23 years. In recent years, he made them into art installations in Dallas galleries. After a cross-country, 24-city trip, he’s now working on a book and a feature-length documentary.
An occasional series of updates. You probably don’t remember Dan Knechtges, William Deresiewicz and eighth blackbird, but they won awards in Dallas or worked here on notable shows, and now they off doing something else also worth noting.
Only two years ago, the Dallas Opera was hurting so bad, it had cut its season down to three shows. This season it’s back up to five, and the company’s $15 million budget is balanced. Again.
Yep, Nasher’s artist-in-residence has won the MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the so-called ‘genius’ grant. Lowe’s work combines art with social policy and over a year he developed art galleries and markets in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood.
Maria Munoz-Blanco, who’s been with the City of Dallas, since 2005 is leaving OCA for a new job. She helped open two new arts facilities and ran an award-winning public art program at Love Field.
Crystal Bridges – the stunning art museum in Arkansas funded by a Wal-Mart heir – takes a stab at summing up the current American art scene with more than 200 artworks from 44 states. Whatever else it is, State of the Art is ambitious.