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Friday Morning Roundup

by Anne Bothwell 2 Nov 2012 8:23 AM

Nasher-Museum Tower negotiations seem stalled; art museums blog away; and how a Grammy-winning violinist stays fresh. Your last round-up before the weekend!


Glaring Concerns: Possible solutions to fix the glare from Museum Tower onto  The Nasher Sculpture Center and gardens were outlined in The Dallas Morning News (paywall) this a.m.  There are four: building louvers on some Museum Tower windows, building a sculpture with canopies to shade the Nasher,  modifying the Nasher’s patented roof  (which wouldn’t help the sculpture garden itself), and spraying Museum Tower windows with a “magic spray” (not making that up).

Trouble is, Museum Tower has concerns with the first option (costs, obstructed views, wind damage).  The second two aren’t acceptable to the Nasher for many reasons, including that the sculpture would overwhelm the Nasher building, and the roof modification wouldn’t protect the garden.  And the magic spray? So far, it doesn’t work.

Art Posts:  Artist and director of CentralTrak Heyd Fontenot has been spending lots to time in Fort Worth, working with The Modern Teen Artist program on figure-drawing. ….And if Halloween didn’t bring enough chills,  there are still some macabre artworks haunting the Dallas Museum of Art.

String Section:  On Front Row, Peter Simek has a chat with young violinist Hilary Hahn. When she’s not performing classical repertoire with orchestras, such as her appearances this weekend with the DSO, she’s pushing herself into new projects, like an album of improvisation recorded in Iceland.






  • siam

    The Nasher wants “louvers” on the building? Rolling shades? The ones they looked at from Singen, Germany are made of stainless, made to reflect sunlight the same as glass. The blinds will only do the same thing the glass does. Changing the Nasher roof, and the Pension people say they will pay the tab, is the only sure fix. BTW, still no proof of any damage to the greenery in the garden, only proof there is not.