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Thursday Morning Roundup

by Jerome Weeks 17 Mar 2011 8:12 AM

A new app for Fort Worth aficionados, a new post for a Dallas curator, a new host (eventually) for a public radio favorite and The New York Times overlooks advances in North Texas museums. OK, that last item may not be news but it’s in our Thursday morning roundup.


Where are they now? William Keyse Rudolph, the former associate curator of American art at the Dallas Museum of Art, has been hired as a new curator of American art at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Where are you now? Fort Worthology has a new app for sale that delivers the history, images and trivia of  130 buildings in the city. You can browse by architect, year built or location and link it to the iOS Map app. But you do need an iPhone or iPod Touch.

Where’s he going? Garrison Keillor tells the AARP Bulletin that he plans to retire from A Prairie Home Companion in 2013 — after he finds a replacement host.

Where else? Yes, finally, the pilot of the new version of the TV show Dallas will be shot … in Dallas.

Where, did you say? The New York Times has its hefty, annual special section today devoted entirely to museums. The lead article concerns the ways museums are expanding their online presence into a combination community center and information access portal – through social media (“Date Nights”), through increased transparency with behind-the-scenes visits (paintings being taken down for conservation), through other forms of public participation (quizzes, contests, even apps for individual exhibitions). Not a single mention of a North Texas museum — although the DMA, for one, was an early adapter of this approach.