AMON CARTER GOES MODERN: The Amon Carter Museum announced its 2010 exhibition schedule, which will include three shows that will focus on modern art movements between 1902-1962. “American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art” collects watercolors, pastels and drawings of American avant-garde artists. “Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s–1950s” will feature 80 paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, drawings and films from the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela. And “American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White” will round out the schedule with a look at photography’s influence on modern art.
KIMBELL MAKES A PURCHASE: While were on the topic of Fort Worth art museums, the Kimbell has acquired a painting of Venice’s Grand Canal by British artist Richard Parkes Bonington. “Bonington was one of the true giants of English landscape painting on a par with Turner and Constable yet not as well known as those artists as he died young and left a small number of works,” Kimbell Director Eric M. Lee tells dfw.com.
A NOR’EASTER BLOWS IN: Plano’s PFamily Arts is still one of the relatively new kids on the block. But it has gotten off to a quick start – its current production of The Gift of the Magi has been well-reviewed. That might be because the man running the show knows a thing or two about the theater world. William R. Park moved back to Texas from New Jersey a few years back after traveling the country in touring productions of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. Of his new theater in Plano, he tells dallasnews.com, “Honestly, I didn’t ever want to do this. It was a calling.”