Today in the roundup: arts giving (surprise) is down, there’s new music in Forth Worth and old music in Dallas, and another theater announces its next season.
Archive: 'Arts Funding or Budgets'
Someone must have forgotten to tell me that June 7 is the day for all sorts of happy arts-and-money announcements. We’ll highlight the important recipients and money figures as we go along, ‘K?
Janis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission, discusses the many network television shows that have recently come to shoot in North Texas.
The Frisco City Council on Tuesday night decided to take no action concerning a petition signed by more than 1,300 residents. The petition requested that residents be allowed to vote again on a $16.4 million bond package approved in 2002 that would fund the city’s commitment to the Arts of Collin County arts center.
The Frisco City Council will consider tonight whether to send a $16.4 million bond package back to voters. The bonds, which were approved in 2002, would help pay for the city’s portion of a performing arts center in Collin County. KERA’s Stephen Becker reports on why the package is being reconsidered:
PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF: Not planning on traveling this summer? Visiting the Amon Carter may provide at least a little escape. The museum is hosting “Ansel Adams: Eloquent Light,” an exhibition of 40 of the photographer’s pictures.
The Addison company announced its 15th season — which contains three notable area premieres, a Horton Foote Festival entry that’s a revival of one his 1950 classics, one beloved American drama and one monstrous musical. Plus, of course, the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival.
The Italian architect has now designed three of Texas’ leading art museums: the Nasher in Dallas, the Menil in Houston and the Kimbell expansion in Fort Worth. All three, he says, are a legacy of his work with his ‘master’ — original Kimbell architect Louis Kahn.
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman is considering reinstating endowment grants to individual artists. If he succeeds, the move would be a landmark political moment. The heated culture-war controversies in the ’80s and ’90s over individual grants led an angry Congress to strip the NEA of such authority.
Ten North Texas museums are part of a nationwide effort called Blue Star Museums that will provide free admission to military families this summer. The 10 museums join more than 600 in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.