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Texas Regionalism at The Amon Carter
Jerry Bywaters (1906-1989 Century Plant 1939 oil
Collection of Alexander H. Albriton Amon Carter Museum of American Art
in Texas Regionalism through April 2014 at The Amon Carter in Fort Worth, Texas
April 30, 2013–April 20, 2014
This installation of Texas paintings captures a pivotal moment in the state’s cultural history. In the 1930s, a group of young artists—including Jerry Bywaters, Alexandre Hogue, William Lester, Thomas Stell, Harry Carnohan, and Coreen Spellman, among others—gained national recognition for their scenic and ideological interpretations of the local environment. Although they depicted the people and landscapes of Texas in identifiable and representational manners, each artist possessed their own style, often combining realism with modernist influences ranging from Cubism to Surrealism. These evocative paintings provide a poignant glimpse of life and art in Texas during the era of the Great Depression.
"The Kimbell is lovely; The Modern busy; but I always feel most at home at the Amon Carter." — The Editor
Danielle Georgiou's Beauty/Beast at Red Arrow
Beauty/Beast is a site-specific dance installation
in response to Ann Ferrer's work,
Blow Up at Red Arrow Contemporary. Doors open at 7:30, performance begins at 8 pm.
Red Arrow Contemporary's closing reception for Anne Ferrer: Blow Up will feature a collaborative performance between Parisian artist Anne Ferrer, artist Danielle Georgiou and her dance group DGDG. DGDG will be interacting with Ferrer's inflatables to create a unique experience that combines dance with live performance.
Beauty/Beast by Danielle Georgiou is based on her experiences in Paris during the springtime. She spent part of the month of March in 2012 capturing sound during Metro rides throughout the city, on the street in Montparnasse, and at church services at Notre Dame. She has taken those sounds, coupled with recordings of Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days and Rockaby, as well as Edith Piaf’s La Foule, to create a soundtrack that follows an American’s experience in Paris.
The movement created was inspired by street performers that Georgiou saw in Paris, and by her research of Tanztheater (“dance theatre”). Utilizing ideas from clowning, Mary Wigman’s theories on turning and jumping, and Pina Bausch’s ideas on creating for a space and use of theatricality, Georgiou has created a site-specific work in collaboration with Anne Ferrer and her ideas on femininity, life, and the surreal.
Performance by DGDG (the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group)
Saturday, June 22 at 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
Danielle Georgiou is a dancer, choreographer, and video artist based in Dallas, TX. Her stage and video work deals with puzzles found in femininity—vulnerability, deformity, and beauty.
The Danielle Georgiou Dance Group was founded by Danielle Georgiou in 2011. DGDG is a performance art dance group that works within ideas of German expressionism and Tanztheater. The productions work toward creating compelling images of a “new female.” Whether collaborating or defining her own work, Danielle wants dancers that constantly strive to transform themselves, either in image or skill. Technique is your foundation—not your identity.
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A 90-minute walking tour of Dallas' vaulted Arts District begins at 10 am on the First and Third Saturdays, meeting at Harwood and Flora (entrance to Dallas Museum of Art).
Public ArtWalk Dallas is a 3.3-mile free, self-guided tour of public art in downtown Dallas.
Many art venues have so much going on we'd never catch up, so we just link them.
African American Museum - FREE 11-5 Tuesday through Friday, 10-5 Saturday, 3536 Grand Ave in Fair Park, 214 565-9026
Crow Collection of Asian Art - a rich family's private collection expanded and grown up into an amazing Asian collection that changes all the time and is in one of Dallas' premiere art exhibition spaces. Worth dawdling through anytime.
The Dallas Museum of Art - FREE 11-5 on the First Tuesday of each month and 5-9 pm Thursday nights (Special ticket prices may apply to exhibitions). 1717 North Harwood downtown
Goss-Michael Foundation - British Contemporary Art, 2500 Cedar Springs, 214 696-0555
Meadows Museum - odd duck of a very Conservative collection located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, not far from the future site of W's Presidential Museum of Horrors. FREE after 5 on Thursdays, 5900 Bishop Boulevard at SMU, 214 768-2516
The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art - is one of Dallas' unique treasures, and it's always FREE. 3109 Carlisle Street, 214 855-7802
Nasher Sculpture Center - FREE 10-2 on the First Saturday of each month, 2001 Flora Street, downtown
Except for the charming Madi, all of Dallas' best museums are in Fort Worth.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art (current exhibitions) - Has been my favorite Fort Worth museum since the Early 60s. Great place, lots of different shows, with a hard speciality in area art and artists — and photography. Usually free.
Kimbell Art Museum - one of America's pre-eminent art museums in one of America's pre-eminent architectural spaces.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth - Modern and Contemporary art
More information about area art centers and museums on our Museums & Art Centers page.