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Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas

The Dallas Museum of Art is running an exhibit through August 19th entitled Flower of the Prairie: George Grosz in Dallas.  Last weekend I went and viewed this collection of art which is a lovely homage to Dallas.  In 1952 Leon Harris Jr, Vice President of the Harris and Company department store, commissioned Grosz, a controversial political artist and dadaist originally from Germany, to paint a series of works depicting …more…

Small Houses of Great Artists at the Dallas Arboretum


Seurat House

I know there’s been a bit of controversy surrounding the lovely Dallas Arboretum lately.  As you may or may not know, there have been protests over the arboretum’s plans to mow a prairie and wildflower area at White Rock Lake in order to create temporary parking for arboretum visitors.  While tensions have been a bit high, for now it looks like the land will stay in it’s natural …more…

Artist Bernadine Stetzel at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas

The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, TX

The Sixth Floor Museum is displaying a 17 piece portion of a collection of paintings by American artist Bernadine Stetzel who has painted 71 portraits of the life, both public and private, of John F. Kennedy.

Ms. Stetzel, a supporter of Kennedy’s, was devastated by the terrible assassination of JFK in Dallas in 1963.  Shortly after visiting the late President’s grave site in 1968, Ms. Stetzel began working on …more…

“Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties” at the Dallas Museum of Art

This month began the special exhibit, Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, at the Dallas Museum of Art. This collection features works of art by Georgia O’Keefe, Thomas Hart Benton, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Hopper and many others. ...more...

Martin Lawrence Galleries Spring Auction

Hey Dallas!  If you’re looking for a lovely way to spend your Sunday afternoon, the Martin Lawrence Galleries Spring auction season has arrived!

View the catalog online at



“Liz,1964 (#7)”


Takashi Murakami

“Kansei Platinum”


Pablo Picasso

“Bacchanale with Black Bull”


Join the Martin Lawrence Galleries March 18, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 for a special auction preview in the gallery. Light refreshments and great art at unbeatable prices.


Martin Lawrence Galleries

13550 Dallas Parkway in the Galleria Mall

Third Floor, Adjacent to Saks Fifth …more…

The Invention of Glory- Alphonso V and The Pastrana Tapestries

On view now and continuing until May 13th at the Meadows Museum in Dallas (SMU campus), visitors can view a set of four fifteenth-century tapestries. These tapestries have been preserved since at least the seventeenth century at the Collegiate Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Pastrana in the Spanish province of Guadalajara. ...more...

Robert Deyber – Hare He Comes Again, Artist Tour at the Martin Lawrence Galleries

On Friday Feb. 10th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Martin Lawrence Galleries in Dallas, artist Robert Deyber’s most recent paintings and lithographs will be on display.  Many of his new works will be unveiled during his February tour. ...more...

The Nasher Sculpture Center Presents Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae

Beginning on January 28th and running through April 22, 2012, the Nasher Sculpture Center will be presenting Los Angeles based artist, Elliott Hundley’s “bulletin board” collages and sculptures. Hundley is known for creating art from an eclectic array of found materials such as goat hooves, pine cones, gold leaf, and much more.  In the Nasher’s presentation of Hundley’s work, The Bacchae, the last play by Euripides comes to life in art form …more…

“Every Child Has a Name” At The Dallas Holocaust Museum

The Dallas Holocaust Museum- Center For Education and Tolerance is currently hosting an exhibit entitled “Every Child Has a Name”.  This heart wrenching exhibit focuses on the remembrance of the 1.5 million Jewish children who were murdered during the terror of the Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945. ...more...

Caravaggio at the Kimbell Art Museum

Until January 8th, the Kimbell Art Museum in Ft. Worth will be hosting an exhibit featuring the works of the infamous Italian painter, Caravaggio (1571-1610). With his dramatic use of light and shadows, Caravaggio brought transition out of the long standing era of mannerism and into a more realistic style of painting that makes his influence on the world of art immense.  Given this, this exhibit does not only feature works of Caravaggio, but also interwoven are works of art from those that he influenced. ...more...

Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park Series at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Until January 15th, 2012, an exhibit displaying the Ocean Park series by Richard Diebenkorn is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. ...more...

Jean Paul Gaultier at the Dallas Museum of Art

On November 13th, an exhibit entitled The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk opened to the public at the Dallas Museum of Art.  This is the first time an exhibition honoring the designs and influence of Jean Paul Gaultier has been presented.  This is also the first time that the DMA has hosted an exhibit in which the art of fashion is explored.  It is …more…