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The Dragons Are Leaving


by Jerome Weeks 21 Oct 2009

Did you happen to notice the British contingent involved with all things AT&T PAC? Obviously, Spencer de Grey and Norman Foster, the architects of the Winspear Opera House, but also Richard Pilbrow of Theater Consultants. During all the visiting last week, I happened to extol the Kimbell’s current exhibition, Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons, as […]

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smaller dragonDid you happen to notice the British contingent involved with all things AT&T PAC? Obviously, Spencer de Grey and Norman Foster, the architects of the Winspear Opera House, but also Richard Pilbrow of Theater Consultants. During all the visiting last week, I happened to extol the Kimbell’s current exhibition, Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons, as an absolute  must-see while they were in town.  Several came back astonished by the video installations, the whole multi-media wonder that director Philip Haas and the Kimbell have pulled off — and by the equally astonishing fact that it has gotten so little (meaning: zero) national attention.  Which will undoubtedly change when it appears in New York or London and people ask why they’ve never heard of this thing before and no one will fully appreciate that it started in North Texas.

All of which is a reminder: The Kimbell exhibition closes this Sunday. It’s your last chance to tell New Yorkers that you saw it first.

And it’s free.

Go.

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  • Yolette

    Jerome,
    Glad you are using your influence to talk up the exhibition. The pieces are some of the most soul-searing visuals I’ve seen, esp. at a museum.

    I saw the exhibit a couple of weekends ago, rushing to go before it’s taken down, and I’m glad I went. Luckily for us, it’s a brilliant installation and it’s ours at the Kimbell.