A LOOK AT THE FUTURE: What will the Dallas Arts District be like in 50 years from now? It’s hard to imagine considering the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts doesn’t even open for another six months. But if you want a glimpse of what the future could hold, Lincoln Center in New York is maybe the best comparison to what’s being attempted in Dallas. Ground was broken on it 50 years ago this year, and Lawson Taitte over at the Dallas Morning News takes a look at how Manhattan’s arts center has grown and changed since its debut. Lincoln Center also transformed the upper West Side of Manhattan. Will the arts district have a similar effect on the north east corner of downtown Dallas? There’s obvious differences of course – try as we might, it’s gonna be tought to catch up with New York City’s place in the arts world. But at this point, Lincoln Center is the closest comparison we’ve got. As Taitte writes, “As places to see the arts and as architectural statements, Dallas’ venues are poised to match, if not surpass, their Big Apple counterparts. Their influence on Dallas as urban environment and as an arts destination remains to be seen.”
ART ONLINE: If you have a lot to do today, be sure to NOT click on the new arts Web site artbabble.org. You’ll never be able to get anything done. The Web site is an extension of the Indianapolis Museum of Art that compiles art videos – everything from artist interviews to episodes of the PBS series Art: 21. And if you are interested in specific topics – say, Asian Art or Graphic Design – there are dedicated channels for those subjects. The site officially launces today; for more information about it, check out this New York Times story.
OPEN YOUR EYES: The Modern Art Musem of Fort Worth’s blog has posted its latest Find Me clue. It reads: “I am a cross of reflections and rotations, spaning the color spectrum I appear to spell a small word not found in my title. I should not be overlooked for there are four eyes always upon me.” If you have a guess as to which piece in the collection that is referring to, e-mail your answer to [email protected] for a chance to win a prize from the museum.