Posts Tagged ‘modern’

Big Art, Little Art

Big Ticket
It’s too early in the year for the local museums to be launching major exhibits, but some of them are giving us new stuff to look at all the same.


The Juke Jumpers

Listen Up
Anyone who’s seen The Juke Jumpers knows the wild, sweaty nights this band can invoke.



Worldwide Abstracts

Big Ticket
Abstract art is to many minds American art, yet the Modern’s new exhibit, Declaring Space, looks to confound that view.


Klezmer Tango

Big Ticket
Fort Worth’s cultural institutions continue to do their part to show us classical music as a vibrant, growing contemporary thing.



Bodies at Rest

Please do not touch or nitpick the Mueck.
Art
Smug.”“Literal.”“Impervious to multiple interpretations.”“Susceptible to parody.”“Self-parodic.”“The Old Guard’s new clothes.”


Essential Art House

Big Ticket
The death last week of legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman triggered a day of mourning for lovers of international cinema.



Dreamgirl

Big Ticket
“Anyone who believes in expiration dates will not get in the way of the glory train! They must realize that the livers of the evil triangle rule!” Thus shouts a diminutive, gleaming-eyed doctor (shortly after giving a lucid...


Earl Musick

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Earl Musick’s fourth album, Duck & Cover, is made possible by the convergence of local talent with modern technology available to almost anyone with the few bucks needed to cobble together a studio.



True Grit

As a forthcoming Modern exhibit indicates, there’s little middle ground in contemporary art today.
Kultur
Next month, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth mounts a solo exhibit by Ron Mueck, the Australian artist whose hyper-realist figurative sculptures come about as close to defining contemporary art’s purpose as possible.


Herd Mentality

In his new book, Robb Walsh dispels many popular notions of cowboy cuisine, starting with the cowboys themselves.
Dan McGraw
Cookbooks still sell pretty well, but the business has changed mightily in recent years.