I don’t usually advise against seeing an art exhibit, but I strongly recommend not seeing Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay at the Kimbell Art Museum. I would very much like you to see one of van Gogh’s self portraits, or the ballet dancers by Degas, or the magnificent bust of Victor Hugo by Rodin, or the piano players by Renoir. Unfortunately for all art patrons, the Kimbell Art Museum has stuffed these worldly gems in a closet called the Renzo Piano Pavilion. And if that wasn’t enough, the museum is cramming in paying patrons as fast as they can. I would prefer to see an exhibit at a sardine factory. Oh wait, I did.
Last Saturday, March 22, the K3 Sisters Band put on a delightful show at the McKinney Performing Arts Center in downtown McKinney, Texas. Sisters Kaylen, Kelsey and Kristen Kassab along with parents and other band members entertained for over an hour. The old McKinney Performing Arts Center building made the whole show seem like the Grand Ole Opry with the wood floors, cushioned seats and antique pipe organ. This family-friendly show should not be missed.
A long time ago in at a Comic Con not so far away … I had the grand opportunity to meet and photograph Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in all the Star Wars movies. Mr. Mayhew taught me a very valuable lesson that every photographer should know: always ask before you take someone’s photograph.
This is your last weekend to see Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition closes Sunday, January 12, 2014.
Dallas Auction Gallery reports successful sales in their American and European Fine Art and Design Sale. Their latest auction had hundreds of bidders in the salesroom, on the telephone and online. The event featured modern paintings, works on paper, and prints. Artists included Alexander Calder, Paul Jenkins and Sam Francis.
Dallas Art News reporter Autumn Whiltshire reviews Animals Inside Out at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, which opens September 22, 2013.
Dallas Art News managing editor Michael Roman ventured over to Fort Worth to view the new JFK Tribute in front of the former Hotel Texas. The memorial was unveiled earlier this spring. The center piece is a bronze statue by late Texas sculptor Lawrence M. Ludtke of Houston.
Currently on view at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press. This special exhibit, which features 71 iconic photographs, is on the seventh floor of the museum and is included with museum admission. The American President is open through October 27, 2013.
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, present a joint exhibition of the work of artist David Bates on view February 9 through May 11, 2014. The exhibition is a retrospective of Bates’s work installed in both locations with an emphasis on painting in Fort Worth and sculpture and works on paper in Dallas. This is the first collaboration between the two museums. The exhibition is organized by Dr. Marla Price, director of the Modern, and Jeremy Strick, director of the Nasher.
Rosie Lindsay reviews Christian Millet: Kaleidoscope Transitions at Whitespace Dallas. Millet’s work is Picasso meets Meso American.
If you haven’t attended any of the Living History Series programs at The Sixth Floor Museum in Dealey Plaza, then you’ve been missing out. For the past few years, and especially leading up to the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, The Sixth Floor Museum has consistently out done themselves at each event. And the program later today is no exception.
Dallas Art News reporter Tanya Miller reviews Junko Otsu: The Fantasy World on view at the Goodrich Gallery in the First United Methodist Church through June 30, 2013.
Dallas Art News walkabout reporter Tanya Miller reviews Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Through August 11, 2013.
Dallas Art News walkabout art reporter Claire Troy review The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece at the Dallas Museum of Art through October 6, 2013.
Being a female that appreciates fashion especially when it’s gaudy, I was eager to see the new exhibit at Mountain View College’s Cliff Gallery. Conscientious Couture by emerging artist Chesley Williams integrates style and social awareness.