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 [...]
Archive: 'History or Science'
This week, Texas music scholar Gary Hartman remembers a Texan who could sing, dance and magically fly through the air.
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 [...]
Guest blogger Tina Aguilar is an arts advocate, Cara Mia Board Member and teaches humanities/cultural studies at Brookhaven College. Crystal City 1969, currently onstage at Cara Mia Theatre Company, is based in part on the experiences of student leaders Diana Serna Aguilera and Mario Treviño. They recently shared some of their memories with me of [...]
Time magazine has released its massive, year-end top 10 package (top animal stories, sure, but top tweets?). And as I told everyone who’d stand still long enough back in July, the Kimbell’s Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons was a tremendous, landmark exhibition. It’s Number 7 on the list of best art shows. Sergeants Kimberly Munley [...]
Guest blogger Tina Aguilar is an arts advocate, Cara Mia Board Member and teaches humanities/cultural studies at Brookhaven College. Cara Mia Theatre Company Artistic Director David Lozano is the co-writer and director of Crystal City 1969, which opens tonight. I spoke with him recently about the production: Tina Aguilar: Why Crystal City 1969? David Lozano: [...]
According to an AP report by Jamie Stengle, the Dallas-based Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art was contacted by the friend of an Ohio vet, John Pistone, who picked up a photo album while he was in Hitler’s home near Berchtesgaden, Germany, at the end of WW II. Turns out it was one [...]
How do today’s arts education programs prepare students to make a real living in the arts? Jose Antonio Bowen, Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts and Algur H. Meadows Chair and Professor of Music at Southern Methodist University, discusses the topic on a recent episode of Think.
KERA will hold a Members Screening of The Young Victoria on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas. Emily Blunt stars as the future Queen of England who can shift the power structure of Europe based upon who she decides to marry. Will she pick her cousin Albert of Germany? [...]
Guest blogger Tina Aguilar is an arts advocate, Cara Mia Board Member and teaches humanities/cultural studies at Brookhaven College. Wednesday night, Cara Mia Theatre Company premieres Crystal City 1969 at the Latino Cultural Center. I recently spoke with playwright Raul Treviño about his play: Tina Aguilar: Crystal City 1969 is close to your heart and [...]