Archive for August, 2012

Tiffany’s Unsung Heroine

Among the splendors of “American%26nbsp;Made: 250 Years of American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,” perhaps the most sociologically intriguing is this Art Nouveau-era Dragonfly lamp. The prize-winning light, circa 1906, was designed by one of the artists who worked for Louis Comfort Tiffany in the Tiffany Studios: Clara Driscoll, head of the women’s glass-cutting department.... | Read More

Tiffany’s Unsung Heroine

Among the splendors of “American%26nbsp;Made: 250 Years of American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,” perhaps the most sociologically intriguing is this Art Nouveau-era Dragonfly lamp. The prize-winning light, circa 1906, was designed by one of the artists who worked for Louis Comfort Tiffany in the Tiffany Studios: Clara Driscoll, head of the women’s glass-cutting department.... | Read More

Move Over, Crystal Bridges

We know Walmart heiress Alice Walton created a museum %26mdash; the extraordinary Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas %26mdash; but what would she think of Paul-Mart, we wonder? Madcap collaborative provocateur Houston artist Paul Horn takes the Walmart experience as a starting point, then reprises it for the white cube (Deborah Colton Gallery, that is) to concoct a shopping... | Read More

Move Over, Crystal Bridges

We know Walmart heiress Alice Walton created a museum %26mdash; the extraordinary Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas %26mdash; but what would she think of Paul-Mart, we wonder? Madcap collaborative provocateur Houston artist Paul Horn takes the Walmart experience as a starting point, then reprises it for the white cube (Deborah Colton Gallery, that is) to concoct a shopping... | Read More

Move Over, Crystal Bridges

We know Walmart heiress Alice Walton created a museum %26mdash; the extraordinary Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas %26mdash; but what would she think of Paul-Mart, we wonder? Madcap collaborative provocateur Houston artist Paul Horn takes the Walmart experience as a starting point, then reprises it for the white cube (Deborah Colton Gallery, that is) to concoct a shopping... | Read More

Big Foot

Among the most startling treasures on view in the Dallas Museum of Art%26rsquo;s ancient Mexican blockbuster, %26ldquo;The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico,%26rdquo; is a multi-ton, six-foot-tall pair of sandaled feet, truncated at the knees and sculpted from basalt, circa A.D. 900 %26ndash; 1200. The dramatic architectural fragment was once a column in a vast pyramidal complex,... | Read More

Big Foot

Among the most startling treasures on view in the Dallas Museum of Art%26rsquo;s ancient Mexican blockbuster, %26ldquo;The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico,%26rdquo; is a multi-ton, six-foot-tall pair of sandaled feet, truncated at the knees and sculpted from basalt, circa A.D. 900 %26ndash; 1200. The dramatic architectural fragment was once a column in a vast pyramidal complex,... | Read More

Big Foot

Among the most startling treasures on view in the Dallas Museum of Art%26rsquo;s ancient Mexican blockbuster, %26ldquo;The Legacy of the Plumed Serpent in Ancient Mexico,%26rdquo; is a multi-ton, six-foot-tall pair of sandaled feet, truncated at the knees and sculpted from basalt, circa A.D. 900 %26ndash; 1200. The dramatic architectural fragment was once a column in a vast pyramidal complex,... | Read More

Full Circle: Prado + Portraiture + A Mighty Royal

The likeness of powerful Spanish monarch King Philip IV %26mdash; he of the astute eye whose art collection forms a pillar of one of the world%26rsquo;s most munificent museums, Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid %26mdash; comes to the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University this fall. %26ldquo;Diego Vel%26aacute;zquez: The Early Court Portraits%26rdquo; pairs this patron... | Read More

Full Circle: Prado + Portraiture + A Mighty Royal

The likeness of powerful Spanish monarch King Philip IV %26mdash; he of the astute eye whose art collection forms a pillar of one of the world%26rsquo;s most munificent museums, Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid %26mdash; comes to the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University this fall. %26ldquo;Diego Vel%26aacute;zquez: The Early Court Portraits%26rdquo; pairs this patron... | Read More

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