For the Wall Street Journal, SMU’s Willard Spiegelman reports on the exhibition, From the Temple and the Tomb, at SMU’s Meadows Museum of Art. We don’t know much about the Etruscans in northern-ish Italy (i.e., Tuscany). In fact, Etruscan or Tusci is the term for them used by the Romans, who more or less supplanted […]
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Congratulations to Ezekiel Bierschank, the winner of our Flickr Photo of the Week contest!
AFI BITS: As I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, I’m not the only person in this town covering AFI Dallas. And with more than 170 features and shorts, I can’t get to every one of them. So I thought I would pass along some of the good work being done on films I haven’t […]
Get the Flash Player to see this content. March ends with a bang not a whimper on the Art&Seek blog, as the newest Artist Studio Video Tour debuts with Andrew Tolentino’s converted garage in Addison. Andrew’s work is currently on view (and for sale) in Kettle Art’s Birds v. Skulls show. And on Saturday, you can […]
Gail Sachson owns Ask Me About Art, is vice-chair of the Cultural Affairs Commission and frequent contributor of art-related cover stories to the Dallas Medical Journal. Her more recent article was in December, 2008, titled “How Did King Tut Die?” She conceived and curated “The Art of Medicine” exhibit at Mockingbird Towers. It’s after office […]
Roxanne Wheelis owns the River City Tattoo Parlors in Killeen and in Austin. Five years ago over a beer, Wheelis told documentary filmmaker Nancy Schiasari about the young men and women from Fort Hood — and the tattoo that some were getting before they deployed to Iraq.
It’s called a “meat tag.” It’s a soldier’s dog tag information tattooed on his or her torso.
LANDSCAPES IN FORT WORTH: Landscape paintings can take many forms, from the most literal re-creation of the scene to fantastical interpretations. That wide array of possibilities is currently on display at Artspace111 in Fort Worth. The gallery’s American Landscape: Urban/Rural collects more than 20 local artists who provide their ideas of what landscape really means. […]
Frank Campagna noticed a lot of artists were using either birds or skulls as subject matter, so he did the practical thing and created an exhibition around those two things. With 58 pieces by 38 artists, this weird show at Kettle Art has something for every taste. After visiting the show last weekend, I favor […]
There are two reasons why Dr. Zahi Hawass is effective as Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. The most obvious is: he clearly knows and cares a great deal about his country’s cultural treasures. But another reason emerged on Tuesday night: he knows how to make others care as much as he does. […]
Madame X, John Singer Sargent, 1883-4, oil on canvas KERA radio story: Expanded online story: There were plenty of painted nudes among the thousands of artworks on display in the 1884 Paris Salon. The Salon, of course, was the most important event in the art world at the time — partly because Paris was the […]