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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 1 Feb 2012 7:59 AM

Today in the roundup: 8.0 closing to benefit Modern, assessing The Bacchae at the Nasher and CADD’s creative dinner.


ADIOS, 8.0: This week, Shannon Wynne announced that he’s closing the 8.0 in Fort Worth. The space will be taken over by The Flying Saucer. But the 8.0’s loss will be the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s gain. All of those murals in the space by Cindy Holt, Ed Blackburn, Jim Woodson and other locals artists will be aucitioned off, with proceeds going to the Modern. “We’re going to sell the murals by the square foot to raise money for the children’s program at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth,” Wynne tells

ASSESSING ‘THE BACCHAE’: On Saturday night, the Nasher Sculpture Center threw a swank opening party for “Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae.” The sculptures and collages in the show are the definition of mixed-media, with everything from photographs to pine cones in play. As I gave it a spin, I was reminded of the DMA’s recent Mark Bradford show, and after reading Ben Lima’s Front Row review, turns out I wasn’t the only one.

DINNNER WITH CADD: CADD (Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas) is known for some of its inventive events – everything from bus tours to gallery walks. Over the weekend, it held a mystery dinner, for which guests were told at the last minute where they’d be dining. Part of the surprise was also who they’d be dining with. Lucia Simek was one of those diners, and she writes about the experience for