HISTORY THROUGH ART: The Dallas Museum of Art’s current show “Jacob Lawrence: The Life of Toussaint L’Ouverture” is especially timely given the world’s focus on Haiti this year. Lawrence documented the Haitian revolutionary hero through painting and then reproduced some of those paintings into silkscreens. Fifteen of those silkscreens are on display at the museum. FoA&S James Michael Starr looks into the history lesson provided by the exhibit in his Glasstire review.
MUSIC BITS: You’ve probably worked your way through the NX35 schedule by now and know which shows you’re going to hit. But which bands are considered can’t miss by those playing the event? Hunter Hauk asked that question to a number of performers. (quickdfw.com) … Somehow in yesterday’s music bits, I failed to include the Observer‘s expansive cover story on NX35 head honcho Chris Flemmons. Sometimes you miss the forest for the trees, I guess. A quick programming note: Flemmons will be Jerome’s guest during the Art&Seek on Think TV segment tonight. Expect video on Art&Seek this afternoon. (dallasobserver.com) … If you missed Dawes’ in-studio performance last week on KXT, video proof is now up. (kxt.org) … And while we’re talking music, this is as good a time as any to let you know yours truly will be headed to Austin tonight to begin a week’s worth of coverage of SXSW music, film and interactive. Check back to the blog often for the latest dispatches from the state capital.
EVERY LITTLE STEP: Next week, TITAS will bring Houston’s Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre to Dallas to perform at the Winspear. To prep you for the show, the This Week in the Arts podcast spoke with the company’s namesake about founding the organization and the origins of artistic creativity.