We met James Surls in Waco at the Martin Museum of Art for this interview. There is so much good material, it was really hard to choose a take-out clip. But here it is- his recollection of the now infamous Dog Show, held in 1975 at SMU.
It has been six years since the Amon Carter Museum of American Art mounted the exhibition Intimate Modernism. The show, for the first time, put the Fort Worth Circle under a national spotlight. The group were together just for a few years, near the end of 1940’s. But their influence is long and their reach is […]
Art critic for the Dallas Morning News for more than 40 years, Janet Kutner got her start in working as the director of public relations at the Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts, the long-gone not-so-stodgy alternative to the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. The museums merged in 1963 to become the Dallas Museum of Art. […]
We have seen works by Barney Delabano in various locations. Although he kept painting when he worked as the curator of installation at the Dallas Museum of Art for decades, it was not until his retirement that he began to show his works again. A few weeks ago, Heritage Auctions sold one of his paintings […]
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 […]
Allison Proulx discovered a kinship with Dallas artist Maryanne Meltzer, who died in April. While they never met, their work hangs side-by-side in the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Meltzer’s Strangers explore alienation and the concept of the stranger, while work by Proulx explores the luxury of being a consumer among an unseen and ignored […]
Maryanne Meltzer (1922-2014) is remembered as a vibrant personality and a strong voice for women in the art community. Having studied with Otis Dozier and Jerry Bywaters in her earlier years, at the age of 67 she went to complete her masters degree in Aesthetic Studies, under Argentina-born artist Kazuya Sakai. Figures are the core […]
What is Texas Art? That is ONE important question that artists, curators, auctioneers and collectors must answer at Texas Art Expo, which was held at Fort Worth Community Art Center on Aug 8 to 9. The panel discussion, facilitated by Amon Carter Museum of American Art touched on this issue at the beginning. For many […]