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Rufino Tamayo at MOMA (1941)

On the Idea of a Modern Art Museum

On the Idea of a Modern Art Museum

I’ve often thought that history should be taught backwards. Start with our own place in time and trace the steps back. Of course that would be hard to do with museums. We don’t know quite what from our own time deserves collecting. We also don’t know quite where we are in the particular paradigm of

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We See No Strangers, But ourselves — Maryanne Meltzer’s Stranger Series

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

Texas Art Expo, 2014

Defining Texas Art

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

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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

Artspace Selfie with Anne Weary, Vera Barnett and Eric Miller

Regional Talents Shine in Fort Worth

The first regional juried exhibition at Artspace 111 opened on June 20. It limits its geographical scope to artists residing in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana. Although including neighboring states opens the door to more talent, majority of the participants are local. Dr. Ron Tyler, former director at the Amon Carter Museum of American

Portraiture by Kim Brewer

Portraits by Kim Brewer

Handcrafts have traditionally been associated with feminine activities, especially in a domestic setting. Brewer nevertheless embraces low art into her artistic pursuit. In her own modest words, she is not a master of any medium, but she is willing to let each medium guide her into a terrain unknown, searching for her own artistic voice.

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