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Tuesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 11 Jun 2013 7:52 AM

It’s all visual arts in the roundup today with a trip behind the scenes at the DMA and a look at a local art magazine.


Look alive – it’s all visual arts in the roundup today.

GLOSSY PAPER: If you’ve been to a local gallery lately, you might have seen copies of semigloss. near the entrance. The art magazine was founded by Sally Glass, who’s currently working on an MFA at UTD. She put the magazine together as part of her CentralTrak residency. So why, in this digital age, would she want to found a print product? “I felt there was just so much work and activity and DIY energy that deserved to be documented, if not for posterity, then for the furthering of our creative culture,” she tells “Of course there are already several journalistic outlets for art coverage, but I didn’t want to produce content online. I was really excited about the prospect of a physical art document that also provided written discourse that reflected the current state of our arts community in all kinds of ways.”

OFFICE SPACE: If you passed by yours truly’s desk, you’d encounter a stacks of unread newspapers, a box of Triscuits and a Texas football calendar. Classy, I know. But then again, I’m not the Margot B. Perot Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the DMA. Kevin W. Tucker, however, is. And he let the museum’s Uncrated Blog take a look inside his office to see how someone who knows a thing or two about design would decorate. The result: a place you might actually look forward to going to five days a week.

ON VIEW AT THE DMA: Speaking of the DMA, “DallasSITES: Charting Contemporary Art, 1963 to Present” is currently on view. It looks at the last 50 years of the Dallas art scene, collecting memorabilia from art shows, Videofest and the like. Before you go, be sure to check out Art This Week’s interview with Leigh Arnold and Gabriel Ritter, who put the show together: