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State Fair of Texas Announces Annual Creative Arts Competitions

Do you like to create edible pieces of art? Are you a whiz with a sewing needle? Are you waiting for the right moment to unveil that amazing secret family recipe? Do you know a child or teen who loves to paint or draw? Are you a fan of participating in cosplay? If so, consider participating in one of the numerous State Fair of Texas Creative Arts competitions.

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Joins Blue Star Museums Program

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth announced their participation in the Blue Star Museums. The Modern is now partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museum across the United States offering free admission to military personnel and their families. The Modern begins participation on Friday, May 23, 2014.

Art Alliance Austin Announces Receptions During Studio Tour

Art Alliance Austin is delighted to invite the public to two free events taking place during the West Austin Studio Tour this year. Art lovers are invited for a special reception for the GloWave Sculpture, an art installation by Austin-based artist Melissa Borrell. The event will take place the first weekend of WEST on Saturday, May 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Little Stacey Park at the GloWave sculpture, which is located near Eastside Drive and Annie Street.

Former President Bush Leads 4th Annual Warrior 100K

Last month, former President George W. Bush made headlines by publicly unveiling his paintings of world leaders in The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy. While many have weighed in on the artistic merit of the former president, few can deny his passion for helping post-9/11 service members. This weekend, our staff photographer had the opportunity to attend the fourth annual Warrior 100K (W100K) at Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Dallas Art News Celebrates Five Years

Today, Dallas Art News turns five years old. The online news source for visual art in the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex was created by managing editor M. C. Roman on April 29, 2009. The Dallas Art News website has posted over 2,100 news releases and reviews for art all over Texas and surrounding states.

Blanton Museum of Art Announces Record Year

Calendar-year 2013 was a banner year for the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to hosting a 50th Anniversary celebration, the museum presented a range of world-class exhibitions and dynamic public programs, and launched a new brand and graphic identity. Attendance was at an all time high, with the Blanton welcoming its one-millionth visitor since opening its doors in 2006.

Blanton Museum of Art Names Beverly Adams Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin announces the appointment of Dr. Beverly Adams as Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art. Most recently at the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Adams will join the Blanton in January 2014 to oversee and further develop the museum’s longstanding Latin American art program. Dr. Adams received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from UT Austin, and returns to her alma mater with a wide-ranging knowledge of the field, as well as of the Blanton’s Latin American collection.

Dallas Art Press Announces Publication of Death by Holga: 11.22.63 by Photographer M. C. Roman

Dallas Art Press, the publishing division of Dallas Art News, announces the long awaited publication of Death by Holga: 11.22.63 by photographer M. C. Roman. Death by Holga: 11.22.63 is a collection of photographs of the people, places and things associated with the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Friday, November 22, 1963. This JFK project, launched in the spring of 2010, is now a beautiful fine art photography book. The book can be purchased at www.dallasartpress.com or www.deathbyholga.com.

Blanton Museum of Art Exhibits Art of Ancient Andes

The Blanton Museum of Art, in partnership with the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, presents a special selection of objects that illuminate the lifestyle, technological achievements, and ideology of pre-Inka cultures among the coastal Andes of South America. Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes features 80 extraordinary works from the University’s collections, ranging from intricately woven textiles to painted ceramic vessels and modeled effigies. Through a dynamic presentation that integrates art historical and anthropological contexts, the exhibition traces the artistic development of the ancient Paracas, Nasca, Wari, Moche, Chancay, Sicán, and Chimú cultures from the Early Horizon (900–200 BCE) through the Late Horizon (1470–1532 CE) periods.

Blanton Museum of Art Receives Prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a $504,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a curatorial fellowship program for a six year period. In collaboration with the University’s Department of Art and Art History, the Blanton will pilot an innovative and rigorous program for art history doctoral students that facilitates opportunities for object-based study and promotes a comprehensive understanding of museum operations.