The National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play in Dallas as part of the 2013/2014 Lexus Broadway Series season at the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Winspear Opera House.
Performance dates and prices for THE BOOK OF MORMON will be announced in early 2013 when the entire 2013/2014 Lexus Broadway Series season is announced. Subscribers to the current 2012/2013 season will receive first priority to purchase tickets.
The Book of Mormon is a religious satire musical that lampoons organized religion and traditional musical theatre. It was created by the South Park team of Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Adam Silverman, a Los Angeles–based artist, will present a gallery talk in the Kimbell Art Museum’s “Artist’s Eye” series on Saturday, October 13, at 11 a.m. Jennifer Casler Price, curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell, will moderate this free program.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Kimbell in its iconic Louis I. Kahn building, Silverman has created three site-specific vessels that will be installed in the Museum’s southern interior courtyard during the special exhibition The Kimbell at 40: An Evolving Masterpiece and will be featured in this gallery talk.
One vessel will sit on each of the low, travertine plinths on the sidewalls, with a third on the travertine cube at the west end of the fountain, facing Antoine Bourdelle’s sculpture of Penelope. The artist says that his ultimate hope is that they will look like Kahn chose them for the space himself.
Information online at Kimbell Art Museum.
PDNB Gallery profiled The German Bauhaus in 2009 with an exhibition of furniture, decorative arts and photography. This exhibition will combine photography by Bauhaus artists and three North Texas artists, who were directly and indirectly influenced by German Bauhaus modernist principles.
The three Texas women in this exhibition are Carlotta Corpron, Ida Lansky and Barbara Maples. Ms. Corpron (1901-1988) was an art, design and art history professor at Texas Women’s University (then Texas State College for Women) in Denton from 1935-1968. Barbara Maples (1912-1999) was an artist and art educator in Dallas from the 1930′s to 1978. Ms. Lansky (1912-1999) practiced nursing then went to school at Texas Women’s University studying art and eventually Library Science.
Under Corpron’s mentorship, Lansky and Maples learned the Bauhaus philosophy of using light in photography through experimentation. Together they experimented with photograms, solarization, and light abstraction methods. This resulted in works of art that broadened the Bauhaus aesthetic.
Gyory Kepes will also be included in this exhibition along with his colleagues at the Bauhaus, including: Horacio Coppola, Grete Stern, Eugen Batz, Lucia Moholy, T. Lux Feininger and more.
This exhibition emphasizes the value that these two North Texas universities placed on the visual arts.
TEXAS – BAUHAUS
October 13, 2012 – January 5, 2013
Reviewed by Drew Davis
On view through August 19, 2012.
“Chant (Song),” by Claude Lévêque, is a dominating presence at the Dallas Contemporary. Composed of hundreds of black umbrellas hanging upside-down from the ceiling, the installation is a little larger than a tennis court. The generic black umbrellas were bought in bulk. The umbrella’s canopies were slashed according to the artist’s instructions. The overlapping fabric creates a low black ceiling disrupted by powerful oscillating fans angled up at the umbrellas. The fans, together with a soundtrack, create a tromp d’oreille illusion. It seems that this gentle push of air is responsible for the dramatic, metallic screeching that can reach up to 95 decibels.