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 Revue – Photo-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)
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& Seek – news and features: articles 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 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
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/
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.