In the WSJ, Willard Spiegelman reviews the Kimbell Art Museum’s current exhibition, “From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern.” He calls it not so much another of the Kimbell’s “elegantly didactic” efforts — a description one might apply to the entertainingly waspish Spiegelman himself — but a celebration, “a giant Christmas [...]
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New year, new rules. It’ll be general admission, $10, from 11 am to 9 pm from now on. Too bad, because those Thursday nights were pretty happening events. Of course, there’s still the free first Tuesday of every month. But damn, my ironic karma hits hard and fast. This news came out just when I [...]
A playwriting prize has been named for the late Texas dramatist, the NYTimes reports. Mercifully, it’s not going to be entirely New York-centric. The Horton Foote Prize will be awarded every other year to “an American playwright who has written an original work of exceptional quality.” The choice will be based on submissions from 65 [...]
Michael Kaiser — non-profit management expert and president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts — was in Dallas a month ago talking to arts leaders about the recession-related difficulties the arts are facing. He was actually pretty upbeat — arts organizations have not failed in anywhere near the numbers that were feared a [...]
Today is the last day to take part in The Writer’s Garret’s Winter Wonder Auction. The event raises money for The Writer’s Garret and includes some fun items, such as: A trip for two to Kennedy Space Station, lunch with an astronaut, airfare and four-night stay. 14 tickets to A Burl-ES-Q Nutcracker One-on-one manuscript consultation [...]
A hard-hat tour of Dallas Contemporary’s new home next to the Design District finds a vast, raw warehouse space that does have some great potential. It opens next month with a risky, large-scale show, complete with a wooden mockup of an airliner — “part-disaster area, part-playground.” Just the kind of show such a space calls out for. But will it fly?
… before the bubble burst on new culture palaces. According to the NYTimes, arts organizations, just like everyone else in real estate and construction, got giddy with dreams of fame and fortune (a.k.a., the “Bilbao Effect,” the Guggenheim-like launch into stardom thanks to a major chunk of architecture). Now the economic downturn has reined in [...]
PRESERVING OUR HISTORY: In July, the Amon Carter Museum announced that it had purchased a copy of The North American Indian, photographer Edward S. Curtis’ study of Native Americans west of the Mississippi. Over the weekend, some of those photogravure prints went on display at the museum. DFW.com details what’s on view now and what [...]
The NEA has released its full research report, 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts (that link will take you to a downloadable PDF — but stock your printer, it’s more than 100 pages long). And earlier today, they streamed a live webcast discussing the results (the webcast will be made available online next [...]
Cari Weinberg, Executive Director of Art Conspiracy, speaks with Jerome Weeks about this year’s event, which happens Saturday, Dec. 12.