Archive for January, 2014

Collector’s Conversation

Patron, collector and artist Paula Crown %26mdash; currently on view at the Dallas Contemporary (through April 13) %26mdash; in dialogue with gallerist Mills Moran, managing director of L.A-based gallery OHWOW.Crown to Moran: What were your impressions of Dallas during your recent visit? Are you a regular in Texas, or was this an initial visit? This was my first trip to Dallas, believe it or... | Read More

Collector’s Conversation

Patron, collector and artist Paula Crown %26mdash; currently on view at the Dallas Contemporary (through April 13) %26mdash; in dialogue with gallerist Mills Moran, managing director of L.A-based gallery OHWOW.Crown to Moran: What were your impressions of Dallas during your recent visit? Are you a regular in Texas, or was this an initial visit? This was my first trip to Dallas, believe it or... | Read More

New Mix: Wye Oak, Ratking, John Lurie, More

On this week's show, host Bob Boilen has new magical powers. He's not sure what's behind these new powers, but it has something to do with a Romanian brass band and Tuvan throat singing.

Regardless, Bob uses these new powers to introduce a brand new sound from the rock duo Wye Oak. The band, featuring Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, has built its reputation on massive walls of guitar noise.... | Read More

Detroit’s Art Collection Safe —— For Now

by Hillary Casavant

To creditors, it may seem a logical solution: sell the Detroit Institute of Arts’ city-owned collection — which may be worth billions of dollars — and save the city from its $18 billion debt. But several national organizations, including the Ford Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, have united to keep Detroit’s art off the auction... | Read More

From Funny Pages to Fine Art

In homage to Charles Schulz, Tom Everhart infuses Peanuts with new flavor.

by Christine Schrum

“Screaming Low-Blood Sugar Blonde” by Tom Everhart

“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” The great philosopher who uttered those words was not Confucius, Socrates, Karl Marx or Jean-Jacques Rousseau but Charlie Brown:... | Read More

New Mix: Real Estate, Actress, Wax Fang, More

On any given day, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen bombards co-host Robin Hilton with a running list of new ideas for the show. Most of them never see the light of day. But on this week's program Bob explains his latest idea, one that everyone will want to see happen. It's called "The Sole Of A Band" and involves matching photos of the shoes worn by bands with their music. You can hear... | Read More

How the West Was Won

Dallas-based artist Laura Wilson has forged an enviable career with her camera. She’s also been at the right place to intersect with one of the late, great masters of 20th-century photography. (Her time with Richard Avedon as his assistant is memorialized in her book Avedon at Work, one of her four published photo volumes). Now Wilson’s signature series gets its due: “West,” debuting... | Read More

How the West Was Won

Dallas-based artist Laura Wilson has forged an enviable career with her camera. She’s also been at the right place to intersect with one of the late, great masters of 20th-century photography. (Her time with Richard Avedon as his assistant is memorialized in her book Avedon at Work, one of her four published photo volumes). Now Wilson’s signature series gets its due: “West,” debuting... | Read More

Lavish, Indeed

The Dallas Contemporary rolls out one of the largest and most significant exhibitions devoted to contemporary design ever organized in North Texas, titled %26ldquo;Lavish: Design in Dallas,%26rdquo; opening January 11 (through March 9). As befits its prime spot at the heart of the reinvigorated Design District, the DC transforms its cavernous interiors into an elaborate stage set featuring... | Read More

Lavish, Indeed

The Dallas Contemporary rolls out one of the largest and most significant exhibitions devoted to contemporary design ever organized in North Texas, titled %26ldquo;Lavish: Design in Dallas,%26rdquo; opening January 11 (through March 9). As befits its prime spot at the heart of the reinvigorated Design District, the DC transforms its cavernous interiors into an elaborate stage set featuring... | Read More

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