HITTING THE ROAD, PART I: Do you have a band that’s ready for its first world tour? Why not let the government pay for it? The State Department and Jazz at Lincoln Center are currently accepting applications for their joint venture Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad. There are some pretty specific things they are looking for in potential applicants (each band must have exactly four members; only bands playing jazz, urban/hip hop or American roots music need apply). But hey, if you get the gig, you’ll be traveling the world for a month. Click here for complete rules and to apply. If you’ve got a band that’s not quite ready to cross the globe, but maybe is ready for its first big break, there’s also this new contest that dfw.com is putting on.
HITTING THE ROAD, PART II: The Amon Carter Museum blog reports that three of its works are taking a little road trip of their own. Outacite, an 18th-century etching, is currently on loan to the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa for its “Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee and British Delegations.” Meanwhile, a pair of photographs can be seen at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in its “Expanding Horizons: Painting and Photography of American and Canadian Landscape, 1860-191.” But you can see all three works by visiting the blog.
INSIDE THE ART HOUSE: We’ve all driven by it many times, that white rectangle of a house on Preston Road. I’ve often wondered about the art that fills the Rachofsky House – a space that’s part living quarters, part museum. Rebecca Carter, who teaches at SMU, recently visited to take in “Ricci Albenda: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,” a new exhibition of the artist’s work being displayed inside the house. If the show sounds interesting, you might be interested to know that you can actually visit the house yourself. Click here for information on setting up a guided tour.