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Art Reviews / Announcements


Update: Art News DFW is currently publishing a biweekly listing of visual art reviews from the sources listed below. It’s called Local Art Reviews & Videos – to find the latest, search on our new category Art Reviews.


Art News DFW does not currently publish critical reviews of exhibits, but that doesn’t mean we won’t tell you how to find ’em. One of the most common ideas about North Texas culture is the lamented dearth of art reviews. But you just have to look! Here are some of the best local sources:

Arts+Culture Texas (formerly Arts+Culture DFW) – Online source and print magazine devoted to contemporary visual and performing arts in Texas.10 issues/year. Distributed free at art venues.

CultureMap Dallas Arts page – Performing arts dominate but several times a month there are reviews of visual arts.

Dallas Arts RevuePhoto-heavy reviews of mainly contemporary art in DFW by photographer JR Compton and guest critics.

Dallas Innovates: Creative – News of the latest creative innovations.

Dallas Morning News Arts Page – Columnists and blogs supply a mix of reviews and announcements for all the arts

Dallas Observer Arts Page –  Reviews, stories and features on the arts (performing arts seem to dominate)

D Magazine Front Row page – Reviews, stories and announcements on the arts – for the Visual Arts section click here

Glasstire – Possibly the best source of thoughtful reviews on Texas art — focuses on the major cities: Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Fort Worth. Top 5 Video review each week.

KERA’s  Arts& Seeknews and featuresarticles on arts & culture, including KERA-generated content – a mix of announcements and reviews. To limit to visual arts events: http://artandseek.org/calendar/search/?action=search&category=1

ModernDallas.net  Weekly reviews of contemporary art by Todd Camplin on the art page.

Papercity Arts page covers major cities in Texas – with a focus on visual arts

Star-Telegram Arts-Culture page covers all the arts

Note: we pick up feeds for many of these sources in our local art headlines newspaper: DFW Artists Voice.

For national art review sources, see the final section of the Art News Sources guide.


Many local art museums have a presence on YouTube:

Amon Carter Museum of American Art https://www.youtube.com/user/amoncartermuseum

Art & Seek https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtandSeek/videos

Art This Week https://www.youtube.com/user/artthisweek/videos

Crow Collection https://www.youtube.com/user/crowcollection/videos

Dallas Museum of Art https://www.youtube.com/user/DallasMuseumofArt/videos

Glasstire https://www.youtube.com/user/glasstireonline/videos

Kimbell Art Museum https://www.youtube.com/user/KimbellArt/videos

Meadows Museum  https://www.youtube.com/user/MeadowsMuseumDallas/videos

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth https://www.youtube.com/user/mamfw/videos

moderndallas.tv (mod man) https://www.youtube.com/user/jeli4444/videos

Nasher Sculpture Center https://www.youtube.com/user/NSCPR/videos

In contrast, we list the venues that host mainly announcements or publicity releases:

Our category on Art News DFW: Exhibits & Events

Dallas Art News http://www.dallasartnews.com/

Dallas Art Openings on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/dallasartopenings/

Examiner.com National site with local submissions: Dallas Arts & Exhibits  and Fort Worth Arts & Exhibits

ModernDallas.net  http://www.moderndallas.net Contemporary art announcements on the art page.

For many more (including Facebook groups and national sources) see Art News Sources guide.





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