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Wednesday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 9 Mar 2011

Today in the roundup: Who to see at the 35 Conferette, winners of the Henderson Art Project and the Amon Carter’s first photo.


ONES TO WATCH: As you may have heard by now, the 35 Conferette starts Thursday in Denton. But with 200 some odd bands playing the event, where to even start? DC9 at Night directs our attention to nine local acts worth checking out. Quick also lends a helping hand with a mix of local and national acts we should all see.

PUBLIC ART: Around this time last year, we announced the winners of the Henderson Art Project. The project is part of the revitalization of Henderson Avenue in Dallas and challenges artists to create public art to be placed along the road. This year’s winners have just been announced; you can check them out on the project’s website.

AMON CARTER AT 50: The Amon Carter Museum of American Art celebrates its 50th birthday this year. The museum’s collection of American art is all the more impressive when you consider that other museums across the country had quite a head start in forming their collections. So, as the museum’s blog points out, “One trustee, René d’Harnoncourt, explained that the desired works should represent ‘stepping stones’ in the history of American art, major pieces that not only revealed the high points of an artist’s career but that also summarized the essential elements of a broader artistic style.” The museum is also well-known for its photography collection, and if you click through to the blog, you can see the first photo the museum acquired.