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.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announced their 2015-16 exhibition schedule. Major exhibits include Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection and Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum. Other special exhibitions include inventions by Samuel F. B. Morse, works by Remington and Russel, Texas folk art and works by artist Thomas Cole.
Barry Whistler Gallery announces their mid-year show, Summer Fall 2014: A Rotating Exhibition. On display are works by David Bates, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Orr, Susan Williams and more (see below). The exhibition runs through September 27, 2014. Barry Whistler Gallery is open by appointment in August and will resume regular hours in September 2014.
The Nasher Sculpture Center announced their 2014-2015 exhibition schedule. Artists on display in the coming season include Thomas Heatherwick, Anna-Bella Papp, Melvin Edwards, Phyllida Barlow and Giuseppe Penone.
The Texas Artists Coalition announces the 9th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit. TAC members can submit their artwork for consideration in the exhibit. Entry deadline is June 20, 2014 at midnight. The 9th Annual TAC membership Exhibit will open with an artist reception on August 8, 2014 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.
The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) is now accepting submissions for their 2014 Annual Membership Exhibition. The exhibition jurists will select the best works in all mediums. CAC members can submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created in the last two years for judging. Entry deadline is June 30, 2014 at 6 p.m.
NorthPark Center is pleased to present a FREE public art exhibition of Brooklyn-based Chilean artist Iván Navarro’s work, This Land Is Your Land. The installation, which was recently on view at Madison Square Park in New York City, features three elevated wooden water towers serving as metaphors for the experience of immigration. The works will be on view for one year at NorthPark Center on Level One between Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom near Gucci, Todd’s, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace.
Dallas Auction Gallery anticipated and was rewarded with excellent prices at their Spring Fine Art sale on April 30 in Dallas, Texas. 119 lots of high quality paintings, lithographs,graphic works, photography and sculpture – representing modern, contemporary, post-impressionist, and southwest artists – resulted in over $2.8 million in sales and a 76% sell through rate. Contemporary and Modern works from the estate of Mary Jo Vaughn Rauscher and a collection assembled by the late Mr. & Mrs. I.C. Deal, Dallas, Texas were stand-outs.
Art news is hard to tell without images. Over the past five years Dallas Art News has been invited to many press previews and events. Here are a few of our favorite images since 2009.
The Dallas Museum of Art along with the Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art will exhibit Art Everywhere starting August 4, 2014 and lasting four weeks. The exhibit will display iconic art works from museums’ collections on outdoor advertising displays across the United States. Displays will include billboards, digital displays, subway / train platforms, buses and bus shelters. See full news release below for more details.
Slow Art Day is a worldwide celebration of art. The free event encourages people to look at art slowly, which allows for a different experience. Slow Art Day is this Saturday, April 12, 2014. There are Slow Art Day groups all over Texas. Registration is free. The more the merrier. See locations and times below.
The Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas announces Artistic Impressions of Management. The exhibit will feature works by Dallas artists Brad Oldham, Jon Flaming and other artists celebrating the relationship between art and management. The exhibit is Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $75.
Richland College selected ceramicist Amy Halko to judge the first annual Rose Award for Ceramic Innovation (RACI) show. This is a new Dallas Country Community College District (DCCCD) exhibit featuring ceramics and sculpture. The RACI show will be held April 5-18, 2014 at the Janette Kennedy Gallery Southside on Lamar St., Dallas. The reception is April 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
In conjunction with Dallas Arts Week, the Creative Arts Center (CAC) of Dallas announce ArtsPark 2014. On Saturday, April 5, 2014 from noon to 4 p.m., the CAC presents art activities at North Park Center between Nordstrom and Macy’s. See the schedule below for details.
Mayor Mike Rawlings and the City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Commission will kick-off the 2nd annual Dallas Arts Week at the Dallas City Hall on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at noon. Dallas Arts Week is April 5 through April 13, 2014. The week will feature more than 100 arts and cultural events in venues all over Dallas.