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Albert Francis King [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A Late Night Snack with AF King

A Late Night Snack with AF King

When the Art for Appetite exhibit came to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth this summer, a painting by the lesser-known artist Albert Francis King not only held its own with other paintings in the exhibition, but stood out. Perhaps finely-painted glass with beer, biscuits and cheese depart from the traditional

Martin Wong New York Graffiti

Graffiti and Art in the 1980s

The art of the 80s may finally be coming into its own. Several exhibits this year have put a spotlight on the decade and gone beyond the trio of Warhol, Basquiat and Haring. Currently on exhibit at The Modern in Fort Worth is Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s. Among the artists included

Belo Collection Auction

Curator Recalls Assembling the Belo Collection- Auction Saturday

A staggering amount of contemporary Texas art currently lines the walls of Heritage Auctions in the Design District. And many works were unable to be displayed. They are from the collection of the Belo Corporation, and going up for auction Saturday. The Belo Corporation amassed the art during its media heyday. Belo owned broadcast and cable

Bakewell Pittsburgh Glass at the Met in New York

Pittsburgh Glass at the Met

Sometimes it is incorrectly assumed that museums are filled only with very high-end items with very high price tags. Indeed, many of the items are in those categories. Especially in the decorative arts, museums also collect items to record the history of design and production. While the collection of glass from Pittsburgh at the Metropolitan