Art Notes

Dallas Art News for January 2013

Catherine D. Anspon
Posted:
January 15, 2013

Four game-changers in the international art firmament take place here — all in 2013. First up, the Dallas Museum of Art’s extraordinarily inclusive new Friends & Partners initiative provides both free general admission and free membership promises to eradicate the concept of elitism in the museum world. Will other institutions follow, once the DMA opens up its doors gratis on Monday, January 21? Bravo to Eugene McDermott director Maxwell Anderson for doing it first — and here … Come April, a homegrown fair (not a production by outsiders) proves that it has staying power, can lure visionary gallerists to town and can provide a smartly curated boutique fair experience while fostering a broad, community-wide dialogue and provocative programming — plus some really great art parties. Bring on the Dallas Art Fair, year five … New Dallas galleries are stirring the scene, with more than a half-dozen recently minted spaces redefining the concept of dealer. Tune in soon for our lineup, with portraits by photographer James Bland … Finally, we are holding on breath for the end-of-year unveil of the Kimbell Museum of Art addition. Will Renzo Piano measure up to the immortal Louis Kahn? All eyes will be on Texas.



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