New renderings of the visually striking Perot Museum of Nature & Science were unveiled today. The museum, being built along the Woodall Rodgers Freeway, will feature an acre of rolling Texas landscape around it as well as sustainable water and energy systems. It’ll open in 2013 but it still needs to raise another $50 million.
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A video that asks — among other things — “Why is it important to have a place for your soul?” The video is called “Spark,” and it’s a delight. Check it out — from Philaculture.org (the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance), via Artsjournal.
A holiday tradition. KERA executive producer Rob Tranchin’s Emmy Award-winning short tells the story of the imposing 145-year-old pecan tree that stands at one of the entrances to Highland Park. The video traces the tree’s history back to the cornfields that once lined Preston Trail, how it escaped destruction as a city grew around it, how it lives through the seasons and has become a beautiful landmark. Enjoy.
Last in our series of one-on-one interviews with the architects behind the AT&T PAC. After their press conference, Norman Foster and Spencer de Grey talked with us about loving opera, traditions vs. popularity and the AT&T logo on the Winspear’s roof.
Putting up a 38-foot tall sculpture will get you some attention. So the press on the Traveling Man installation at DART’s Deep Ellum station has focused on “Walking Tall” — which is actually only one of three metal figures going up. Art & Seek’s video report for Think is the first to feature footage of all three, plus a flock of rather adorable steel birds — and a previously un-reported, internal safety feature.
Philip Haas, the director of the Oscar-nominated film, Angels & Insects, approached the Kimbell Art Museum about adapting five paintings into elaborate film installations in which the paintings “come to life.” The astonishing results have taken over the entire museum: We walk into a room-sized skull to view painter James Ensor’s life or immerse ourselves in a Baroque hall of living gods. Jerome Weeks talks to Haas about taking that trip from 2-D to 3-D.
My daughter used to have a night shirt that said, over and over, “Can’t sleep, clowns might eat me, can’t sleep, clowns might me.” In the great, time-honored tradition of truly scary clowns (including this guy, the opening robbery of The Dark Knight, all of Shakespeare’s jesters, and, of course, that sweaty guy at my […]
Something uplifting for your Friday: The fine folks behind the Playing for Change documentary – a project chronicling street musicians around the globe – released an amazing mashup of the Ben E. King classic ‘Stand By Me’ in which they recorded buskers across multiple cities and continents, and synched together their performances into a stirring […]
The Dallas Museum of Art recently announced a new summer exhibition of works by noted Irish photographer and video artist Willie Doherty, short-listed twice for England’s Turner Prize. The show, Willie Doherty: Requisite Distance premieres May 24 and runs through August 16, and it includes eleven landscape photos of Northern Ireland, plus his 15-minute Ghost […]
From a distance, the Wyly Theater can look like a modern, metal box – just another medium-rise office tower. But upon inspection, the surface of the Wyly turns out to be rippled – covered with 466 aluminum tubes.