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Tuesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 21 Sep 2010 7:57 AM

Today in the roundup: Checking in on Jeremy Strick, mapping out your fall art tour and alumni art in Denton.


CHECKING IN: It’s been a year and a half since Jeremy Strick packed his bags and headed east from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles to become the director of the Nasher Sculpture Center. In his time here, he tells that he’s discovered that Dallas is quite different from L.A. “For me, the most stunning example of that occurred during the Jaume Plensa exhibition. The show opened on a Saturday night, so on Sunday morning I took the artist to breakfast in Oak Cliff. Sunday morning, we’re walking down the street and someone shouts, ‘Jaume Plensa, thank you for coming to Dallas!’ He was stunned, speechless – for a few minutes. Nothing like that had ever happened to him. I couldn’t imagine that happening in Los Angeles or anywhere else.”

FALL FORWARD: Heading out on a roadtrip this fall? There are plenty of museums and galleries across the state launching exhibitions that might be worth your time. Fortunately for you, has compiled its fall preview.

HOMECOMING: The University of North Texas has come up with a pretty cool idea – an all-alumni art show. The exhibition, at UNT on the Square, features the work of five ceramic artists who went to the school. Chris Gray, a 2000 graduate, was charged with curating the show. “I was afraid of who I wouldn’t choose as much as anything,” he tells the Denton Record-Chronicle. “So I made the conscious decision to go outside of the people I went to school with.” He ultimately chose Bart Fetz, Karen Hamilton, Shannon Sullivan and Dave Zdrazil to join him in the show, which runs through Oct. 1.