Back in September, a video and architectural renderings of the new Perot Museum of Nature & Science were released. Groundbreaking on the $185 million building happens later this year with construction scheduled to be completed in 2013. But a recent visit to the website of the design firm Morphosis – prompted by lead architect Thom [...]
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I’ve never much liked this color. To tell you the truth, I never even liked it on Art&Seek. But who listens to me? Turns out that all the people who didn’t listen to me at Upper Managment KERA were smart. In Dallas, this green has become Our Trendy New Shade of Light Summery Slime. First, [...]
Big noisy fun but that’s all: DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty opens the company’s new home with A Midsummer Night’s Dream that pumps up the volume and the dancefloor energy. It’s got balloons, graffiti art and squirt guns. Forget about anything heartfelt, though.
Of course, you’ve probably read (or heard about) Edwin Heathcote’s takedown of the entire Arts District in the Financial Times. A tad overstated, perhaps, because Heathcote sees no viable model for a city except the classic European one: Dallas’ downtown, he writes, “is a melange of defunct US tropes: mirror-glazed blank-slab offices, massive multi-storey carparks, [...]
Innovative architect Rem Koolhaas met with the media last week — and then sat down with us to answer questions about the Wyly Theatre, Dallas architecture (“very bland”), the courage of Dallas donors and the horizontal vs. the vertical in the Arts District.
Architect Joshua Prince-Ramus met with the media and the public last week — and then answered our questions about why the Wyly Theatre’s interior has only one bright color, how “low-tech” the Wyly actually is and what happened to his relationship with his mentor, Rem Koolhaas.
The four renowned architects behind the Winspear Opera House and the Wyly Theatre — two of them Pritzker Prize-laureates — are in town meeting the public and answering questions: Why the red? Why the tubes? But mostly, how did the two performance halls in the AT&T PAC turn out the different ways they did?
Bruce Willis easily played the easy-going host — funny, how the role suited him — for several hundred high-paying theatergoers Wednesday night at the Wyly Theatre’s opening gala, the first of several galas this week at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Audience members included Mayor Tom Leppert, Jerry Jones and the architects themselves, Rem Koolhaas [...]
Before Bruce Willis came on as emcee to introduce the evening’s stage attractions for the opening gala Wednesday night at the Wyly Theatre, Jose Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, announced the first two recipients of the Meadows Prize — both of them smart and very intriguing choices. You may recall that [...]
Several hundred people — and rows of dignitaries — courageously defied some low-hanging overcast to witness the official, secular dedication of the $354 million AT&T Performing Arts Center this morning. The religious dedication was Sunday, and it featured prayers by a rabbi, an imam, a Catholic bishop and a Methodist pastor. (Insert joke here.) On [...]