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Bill Reaves at Turner House

Texas Tradition Contemporary Now at Turner House

Texas Tradition Contemporary Now at Turner House

Houston Gallery owner Bill Reaves is becoming a figure on the art scene in Dallas. Not only is this Reaves second exhibit at the historic Turner House in Oak Cliff, but the centerpiece in the new Alexander Hogue exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art is on loan from none other than Bill Reaves. That’s

Amazon Art Screen Shot

Amazon Launches Art Store

Works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Marc Chagall are now available on along with Cheerios, printers, refrigerators and cat toys. The site launched its fine art gallery today. The original and limited edition artwork for purchase directly from galleries and dealers. Prices currently range from $200 to $45,000. What will it mean? We’ll have to

Kana Harada

A Japanned Cell – Note on Kana Harada’s installation at the Old Jail Art Center

Albany, Texas is about as far away from Tokyo as you can get, but Kana Harada has brought her cherry blossoms to the Old Jail Art Center. For a fleeting period of spring time, the 19th century jail is infused with meditative zen. Kana moved from Tokyo with her husband, an expatriate from Texas Instruments,

Anton Refregier (U.S., b. Russia, 1905-1979) End of the Conference, 1945 Oil on canvas, 32 x 15 ½ in. Purchase, U.S. State Department Collection, 1948

Art Interrupted in the 1940s

A controversial exhibition of modern American art, assembled to show the world America’s artistic coming of age, was instead deemed un-American by members of the U.S. Congress and President Harry S. Truman. Reassembled by the Jule Collins Smith Museum at Auburn University, the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia and the Fred Jones

Original Miami Beach Antiques Show

US Antiques Shows Acquires Miami National reports U.S. Antique Shows has completed the purchase of  the Miami National Antiques Show & Sale from Dolphin Promotions. U.S. Antiques Shows produces antique jewelry and watch shows in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and Miami. This year the show was held one week prior to the company’s own Original Miami Beach Antique Show.

Oakland Museum of California, 2011. Photo by Greg Habiby.

Thief Hits Oakland Museum-Again

A thief has likely hit a plexiglass case and made off with valuable objects a second time, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. According to an article posted today, police believe the person who stole a gold box with ornamentation depicting early California scenes this week is likely the same one who made off with some gold

Adolph Kempen, Austin, Texas, 1844-1885, Desk, c. 1875 Walnut and maple; collection of William J. Hill

Bayou Bend Receives Important Gift of Early Texas Decorative Art

A rare writing desk and examples of early Texas pottery are included in a recent donation of early Texas decorative art items to the Bayou Bend Collection in Houston. That’s according to the Houston Chronicle, Maine Antiques Digest and other sources. The gifts were donated by Houston-born sixth generation Texan William J. Hill. Created by Austin cabinetmaker

Benton Met America Today

Major Benton Work Finds New Home at Met

Thomas Hart Benton’s best-known work has been donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. America Today was Benton’s first major mural commission and the most ambitious he ever executed in New York City. It shows a sweeping panorama of American life, celebrating the promise of modern industry and technology and the accomplishments of working people