, Meddlesome Moth

Frank X Tolbert 2

This weekend we traveled to Houston to meet up with Frank X. Tolbert 2. Frank shared several amazing stories, including this one where he describes driving some paintings to Austin and displaying them along a moonlit roadway. Art makes us yearn, beyond its own dimension — whether it is Church’s South America landscapes or Walhol’s […]

Amon Carter Adds Important Still Life to Its Collection

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has added an important painting to its collection.  Peaches and Grapes in a Chinese Export Basket (1813) by Raphaelle Peale (1774–1825) was recently purchased in memory of the museum’s founder Ruth Carter Stevenson (1913–2013). The painting will be on view beginning July 29 in the main gallery. Considered the first American still-life […]

Ebay Re-enters Live Auction Arena

Remember the days of ebay Live Auctions? Online retailer platform eBay has teamed up with Sotheby’s in a plan to will make it easier for people worldwide to discover, browse and acquire exceptional works of art, antiques and collectibles. The companies say they will start by offering a number of live auctions that are taking place at […]

Urban-Themed Artworks Explore the Privilege of Ignorance

Works on display later this summer at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center will explore the topic of privileged ignorance. Local artist Allison Proulx depicts flourishing city centers layered over elements of frequently catastrophic current events. “The ease with which we are able to overlook global chaos and suffering reflects how desensitized and disconnected we […]