Museum of Texas Art

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Museum of Texas Art

Postby tamtagon » 28 Jul 2020 05:48

This is so needed... ... a-reality/

Why We Need To Make Rick Brettell’s Dream of a Museum of Texas Art a Reality


...It its race to become a globally significant art institution, the DMA has lost its appetite and capacity for exhibiting and interpreting the rich history of Texas art. Brettell’s solution? Pioneer yet another new cultural institution in Dallas–a Museum of Texas Art. And he had found the perfect location for it: the former home of The Science Place in Fair Park, which was the original home of the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts before it moved to the Arts District in the 1980s.

“[Science Place] was built to be an art museum, with beautifully proportioned galleries and spaces,” Brettell wrote about his idea in the Dallas Morning News. “The former DMFA building cries out to be filled with works of art again.”
Think of it: a Museum of Texas Art could leverage partnerships with the DMA and its boxed-away holdings of Texas Regionalism, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the African American Museum, Tulsa’s Philbrook and its remarkable Native American art, and other institutions around the state and the country to explore new narratives drawn across multiple artistic mediums and cultural traditions that give new meaning and prominence to the diversity of cultures and histories that forge Texan identity.

Fair Park needs this.... along with museum of Texas Art, Fair Park should be the site of a long-proposed Museum of Texas Music... and get all the universities involved in both projects.

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Re: Museum of Texas Art

Postby exelone31 » 28 Jul 2020 09:23

Would love for this to be brought to Fair Park.

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Re: Museum of Texas Art

Postby Matt777 » 29 Jul 2020 23:57

Maybe a Technology & Culture Museum too? I think I've mentioned the idea before. Document the invention of the microchip in Dallas. Other inventions like liquid paper, drive-in restaurant. Cultural icon exhibits like the State Fair itself, the origin and development of the city, exhibits on Neiman Marcus, Braniff Airlines, Southwest Airlines, 7-Eleven, etc.

Food inventions like the corn dog, frozen margarita, frito pie, and german chocolate cake never hurt either especially with samples.... :)

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Re: Museum of Texas Art

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 06 Aug 2020 10:48

Let's stay away from a Texas Innovation Museum and more a Texas Innovation Center that promotes programming, office space, and awareness of the potential for more Texas innovation. There should be something worth seeing as exhibits but visiting such a space should maybe be a profitable process for promoting programming for schools too. Such a space should be about furthering more innovation by cultivating small businesses in places like South Dallas, creating jobs, and how companies can turn into bigger ones with the right focus, desire, and investment. Currently, the Dallas Entrenepuer Center has a space for some of this in far South Dallas but could there be a market for something that focuses on Fair Park and its immediate needs while also creating a destination worth visiting for Museum types who would also come to Fair Park for a Texas Art Museum.
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