This Italian City is Forever Under Repair: Six Wandering Days in the South

This Italian City is Forever Under Repair: Six Wandering Days in the South

by Mary Margaret Hansen
07.19.16

This is the fifth installment of photographer and activist Mary Margaret Hansen‘s travel diary as she and fellow artist Earl Staley enjoy an Italian sojourn. Read the previous dispatches here and here. And be sure to scroll through the slideshow above. Naples feels distant already, perhaps because of our three-hour train ride north to Bologna. More likely, it’s the cultural differences between Read

Calling All Kids! Dallas Arboretum Welcomes Delbert the Dragon

by Rachel Lefferts
07.19.16

On Saturday, July 23, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden celebrates the arrival of its newest guest: a six-and-a-half-foot tall, 615-pound dragon. Created by sculptor Gary Lee Price, the bronze statue, dubbed Delbert the Dragon, represents an effort to enliven the vivid imaginations of children and to encourage literacy and creativity among young and old alike. Read

Calling All Kids! Dallas Arboretum Welcomes Delbert the Dragon
Dallas Museum of Art Makes a Transformative Hire: Surprising New Leader Choice Signals a Bold Change

Dallas Museum of Art Makes a Transformative Hire: Surprising New Leader Choice Signals a Bold Change

07.15.16

In transformative news for the American museum world, and most notably in Texas, the Dallas Museum of Art made an unexpected vital hire on Thursday. Dr. Agustín Arteaga, currently director of the Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), becomes the DMA’s new Eugene McDermott Director. Dr. Arteaga assumes his new duties on September 1, taking over the post vacant Read

Galveston Morphs Into a Summer Arts Haven and Saudi Arabia Finds Feminism: The Wacky World of Culture

07.14.16

4,000 + 40 + 469 + 25 at 75: Galveston is calling — and not just the sand and sea. Galveston Arts Center’s restored 1878 First National Bank Building on the Strand — a paradoxical venue for showing au courant contemporary Texas art — is toasting one of the state’s most stalwart art energies. The two-part exhibition “Twenty Five” celebrates the great Clint Willour as he turns 75 and prepares Read

Galveston Morphs Into a Summer Arts Haven and Saudi Arabia Finds Feminism: The Wacky World of Culture
Rome Enters the Selfie Age: Instagram Adventures Among the World’s Great Plazas and Palaces

Rome Enters the Selfie Age: Instagram Adventures Among the World’s Great Plazas and Palaces

by Mary Margaret Hansen
07.11.16

This is the third installment of photographer and activist Mary Margaret Hansen‘s travel diary as she and fellow artist Earl Staley bask in an Italian sojourn. Read the first story here, and the second installment here. Three years ago, Earl and I visited Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, and I was smitten. Minutes after entering this magnificent 17th–century Roman Read