KERA Arts Story Search

Looking for events? Click here for the Go See DFW events calendar.

Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 11 May 2011 7:58 AM

Today in the roundup: A new portrait at the Meadows, notable local arts deaths and San Antonio’s (old) new performing arts center.


NOW ON VIEW: The Meadows Museum at SMU has added a significant work to its collection. Spanish painter Vicente López’s portrait of American merchant and naval agent Richard Worsam Meade was recently acquired with the help of six North Texas donors. Meade would probably feel right at home at the Meadows – he was the first major collector of Spanish art in the U.S., according to the museum.

THEY CONTRIBUTED: A couple of significant local arts figures have died. Hal Box is known locally as the man who set up the architecture program at UTA before becoming the dean of the architecture program at UT-Austin. He died Sunday in Austin at the age of 81. Also on Sunday, Fort Worth guitarist Cornell Dupree died. He played on literally thousands of pop, soul and R&B tunes. He was 69.

RECYCLE, REUSE: San Antonio is going the green route in building its new arts center. The city is converting its Municipal Auditorium into what will be known as the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The reformated building will house the city’s opera, ballet and symphony. The San Antonio Express-News has more on the transformation.