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Art in the New Year: Here's What We're Looking Forward To. You?

by Anne Bothwell 3 Jan 2012 1:16 PM

A new novel, a tango opera, and great pop music: Just a few of the things we’re expecting from some North Texas artists in the coming year.


Happy New Year!

While you were feasting and festing, Jerome Weeks and Stephen Becker were chatting with some of the artists and arts professionals whose work  we’re looking forward to seeing in 2012.    In case you missed our year-end radio series last week on KERA, here’s a set of links to the pieces. You can listen to them, or just read the posts.

The list we chose from is long, and you’ll certainly hear more from us about other big art events this year:  For example, we’re anticipating the musical, Giant, at the Dallas Theater Center this month,  The Age of Impressionism at the Kimbell in March, the Lucian Freud show of portraits at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in July, and we’re certainly looking forward to our first drive across the Calatrava bridge into West Dallas in March.

We’d love to hear what you’re looking forward to. Drop us a comment and let us know.

Looking Forward to 2012:

Tiger Darrow:  The Booker T. Washington High School alum hopes to follow in the footsteps of arts magnet graduates Norah Jones and Erykah Badu. Will 2012 be her breakout year?

Adam Adolfo: The new head of Artes de la Rosa hopes to bring back Latino theater to Fort Worth.  One ambitious project: Maria de Buenos Aires, a tango opera scheduled for May.

Julia Dyer: For 20 years, this filmmaker has been working on The Playroom.  And this year, you will be able to see it.

Ben Fountain: The author knocked it out of the park with his debut short story collection. The path from that to his first novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which comes out in May, hasn’t been as smooth as you might think.

Maxwell Anderson:  The Dallas Museum of Art has a new leader.   We’ll be watching for changes at the DMA, but first, we’ll be reading his new book.