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Interactive Installations Prod Visitors Out of Their Comfort Zones
speechless: different by design is unrelenting in its demands that visitors interact with the exhibitions.
Representations of Listless, Deadening, Corporate Office Life
Using cubicle partitions obtained from the Texas Department of Education in Austin, Jessica Vaughn’s setup resembles a planned office airlifted from the 1980s.
Inside the Dallas Museum of Art’s Revamped European Collection
After a summer rehaul, the museum has reopened its European art galleries with rarely seen works from the museum’s permanent collection, restored Old Master paintings and sculptures, and a collection of Impressionist and Modern masterworks.
Philip Johnson Chapel Vandalized in Dallas
A Philip Johnson-designed chapel in Dallas was vandalized after the pastor spoke on a local conservative talk show.
Bringing a Sculptural Platoon of Female Soldiers to Life
DALLAS — In a downstairs gallery the Nasher Sculpture Center, Mai-Thu Perret has created an enclave for her newest sculptural figures — a band of female militants, plus one dog.
Blitz! Jenny Holzer’s Dallas Cowboys Memorabilia Is on Sale
When Dallas Cowboys fans turned up to their team’s new stadium for the 2009–10 pre-season, they were greeted with a collection of Texas-size, blue-chip contemporary art.
Security Footage of Dallas Museum of Art’s Crane Crash Oozes Suspense
Newly released security camera footage of a crane collapsing on the Dallas Museum of Art is pure Hitchcock.
A French Artist Demonstrates How Not to Handle Criticism
On January 17 a group of performers hired by a French artist smashed nearly half of the artworks in his new exhibition, then this happened.
MacArthur Grantee Rick Lowe on Art as Community
DALLAS — Vickery Meadow is the kind of place that makes the news for all the wrong reasons. An impoverished enclave for immigrants and refugees in Dallas, it has long been one of the city’s most violent neighborhoods.
Walk into a Painting’s Colorscape
DALLAS — It was a normal day in downtown Dallas in June. The heat and humidity were bearing down on me with intense aggression, the traffic on Harry Hines Boulevard was jammed as usual, and glare beaming off of Museum Tower almost blinded me as I made my way to the arts district. Destination? The Nasher Sculpture Center, to see the installation by Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse. WUNDERBLOCK, which opened June 1 and runs until September, features site-specific works by the artist that blur the lines between painting, sculpture, and installation.
Awesome Art in a Mall? Really?
DALLAS — Dallas. It’s a city, it’s a vintage television soap opera, and it’s the home of Bush 43. But it’s also a hub of contemporary art? Though this Texas-sized city has a reputation for big hair, football, barbecue, and twang, it also has a long history of support for the visual arts. From the Dallas Museum of Art to the Nasher Sculpture Centre, the Dallas Contemporary, and their rival Fort Worth (which boasts the Amon Carter Museum, the Fort Worth Modern and the internationally renowned Kimbell Museum), the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has it all. The area’s artistic holdings feature ancient Greco-Roman antiquities, Michelangelo’s first painting, and major exhibitions by contemporary artists like Olafur Eliasson and Kara Walker. Yet as great as these institutions are, one of the most interesting places to view art in Dallas is in a shopping mall.