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State of the Arts Tonight: Exploring the Contemporary Art Scene in North Texas

by Jeff Whittington 26 Jan 2012 11:51 AM

Join KERA’s Jeff Whittington tonight at the DMA for State of the Arts, with Jeremy Strick, Jeffrey Grove, Peter Doroshenko and Michael Corris.


Tonight the Dallas Museum of Art and Art&Seek present the next installment of State of the Arts.  KERA’s Jeff Whittington is the host. Here’s what to expect:

It’s an exciting time for the visual arts in Dallas. But what makes a city a good place for visual artists to live and work? For that matter, what attracts collectors and critics from around the world to purchase and support the artworks made in a particular place? What role do museums and universities play in creating a vibrant arts community and how is the scene changing here? We’ll explore these questions and more at tonight’s State of the Arts.

Our panel will include Michael Corris, Professor and Chair of Studio Art at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts; Peter Doroshenko, Executive Director of the Dallas Contemporary; Jeremy Strick, Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center; and Jeffrey Grove, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Each of our panelists has arrived in Dallas within the last three years. And they’ve each worked extensively in other parts of the world at a variety of museums and universities on many different curatorial and art-making projects. How does each of their perspectives differ? What do they think is working here in North Texas and how could the climate for artists, patrons, and art fans be improved?

Find out tonight at the Dallas Museum of Art’s Horchow Auditorium. Details and a link for reservations are here. I hope you can make