Saturday, March 22, 2008

Late Nights at the DMA

Tonight I went to the Dallas Museum of Art for the Monthly Late Nights Event. The theme tonight a celebration of the opening of the Bluebonnets and Beyond: Julian Onderdonk, American Impressionist for which there was a member preview. I started this evening by touring the exhibit and then joining a gallery talk by the Curator. I learned quite a bit about both Julian and his father Robert. I then moved upstairs to the Texas Art Gallery landing where Gerald Jones and his family were featured in a performance in the Gallery. The music they played was that which might have been played in the opera houses, dances, and gatherings during the time the Onderdonks were living. The Texas Gallery is currently featuring paintings by Robert Onderdonk and his teacher, William Merritt Chase. There is also a case with drawings from the sketchbook of Robert Onderdonk which are being exhibited for the first time.

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