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Collector’s Conversation Brought to You by the Dallas Art Fair

The Menil Collection%26rsquo;s curator of modern and contemporary art, Toby Kamps, poses questions to gallerist Christine Nichols, owner and director of L.A.-based c. nichols project.

Why are your exhibiting at the Dallas Art Fair 2014? I don%26rsquo;t do many fairs, but Dallas puts me close to terrific friends and almost all of my family.

What connections do you have in Texas... | Read More

Prepare the Table

Yum %26mdash; a veritable feast of some of the foremost images of our shared history has arrived at Fort Worth%26rsquo;s Amon Carter Museum of American Art in %26ldquo;Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine%26rdquo; (through May 18). From a plentiful turkey dinner %26mdash;%26nbsp;and the indelible symbol of all Thanksgivings %26mdash; in Norman Rockwell%26rsquo;s Freedom... | Read More

High + Low, Menil + Fiesta

What do the venerable Menil Collection and grocery giant Fiesta have in common? That%26rsquo;s the question University of Houston professors Aaron Parazette and Gael Stack posed when they instructed undergrad painting majors to visit both museum and food emporium to glean subjects and inspiration for a series of canvases that were first exhibited at Inman Gallery (in August 2013).... | Read More

On the Block

Cindy Sherman launched her career here, while Marilyn Minter arrives 2015. So it%26rsquo;s only fitting that these two art-world luminaries are among the 30 lots on the block to benefit the institution that has been a portal to the avant-garde for nearly 70 years. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston blows out 65 candles with a blowout NYC weekend that begins with the coup of being highlighted in... | Read More

Graffiti Hearts Fashion

In keeping with its decades-long commitment to melding art and fashion, Neiman Marcus adds another acquisition to its vaulted collection. This time, the work is not the expected Lance Letscher canvas or Joe Havel sculpture, but a creation birthed by aerosol action %26mdash; and one which takes over an entire wall of the luxury retailer%26rsquo;s second-floor Cusp department in NorthPark... | Read More

Art Notes

Twentieth-Century Bounty: Bask in Braque and marvel in Magritte with these extraordinary shows that don%26rsquo;t sacrifice intimacy for the import of ballyhooed blockbusters. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, cubism co-pioneer Braque gets his day in a retrospective organized by the Pompidou, installed with verve in the luminous spaces of the MFAH%26rsquo;s Law Building Upper Brown... | Read More

Art Notes

Blowing Out the Candles: Celebrations are in order. Nancy Whitenack%26rsquo;s Conduit Gallery turns 30 and has never boasted stronger programming. You never know what you%26rsquo;ll discover at this Design District pioneer, but be assured that it will be important and often ground-breaking. (I%26rsquo;ll never forget a show several summers ago by Heyd Fontentot; I walked into the installation,... | Read More

Fairest of the Fair

Catherine D. Anspon surveys five independents %26mdash; fresh and game-changing galleries showing at the Dallas Art Fair 2014 %26mdash; who need to be on your collecting radar come April. Calendar these Fair dates and prepare to acquire: Preview Gala Thursday, April 10; Fair days Friday through Sunday, April 11%26ndash;13; at Fashion Industry Gallery; dallasartfair.com.

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The Concert, Reimagined

Concerts are making a comeback in a more intimate way, care of the Criner clan. Susie and Sanford Criner (founders of the Fabulous Satellite Lounge, Rockefeller%26rsquo;s and Club Hey Hey), along with daughter Annie C. Eifler, are introducing the Music with Friends concept to Houston in the fall. The idea is revolutionary: Purchase a membership and attend three annual concerts with friends or... | Read More

Collector’s Conversation Brought to You by Dallas Art Fair

Dallas-based patron, collector, educator and president of Henry S. Miller Interests, Inc., Jackie Stewart poses questions to exhibiting gallerist Rachel Churner, owner, Churner and Churner, New York.Tell us about growing up in%26nbsp;Dallas and how it impacted your entry into the art world.%26nbsp; I%26rsquo;ll never forget the first time I stood under Oldenburg%26rsquo;s Stake Hitch at the... | Read More

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