Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
3:37 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

From Atari To Playstation 4, The Video Game History Museum In Frisco Will Have It

The Atari 2600 was a video game console that was released in 1977.
Great Beyond Flickr

Mario, Zelda, and Master Chief have finally found common ground - in Texas. The Video Game History Museum has taken its operation to the next level with a permanent home in Frisco.

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Arts & Culture
10:17 am
Fri September 26, 2014

The Dallas Holocaust Museum Explores The History Of Book Burning

Book burning taking place in Opera Square, Berlin on May 10, 1933.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum/National Archives and Records Administration

It's the last day of Banned Books Week, when American Library Association calls attention to the freedom we have to read what we want. An exhibition at the Dallas Holocaust Museum reminds us that freedom hasn’t always existed in the world, and it's still being challenged here.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The World Of War Photography With Anne Wilkes Tucker

Alfred Palmer's photograph looks a women aircraft workers finishing transparent bomber noses for fighter and reconnaissance planes at the Douglas Aircraft Co. Plant in Long Beach, California in 1942.
Alfred Palmer / The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

In Anne Wilkes Tucker’s exhibition, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath, viewers get a look through the lens at the many sides, stories, and effects of war. The collection is one of Tucker’s final projects before retirement in June 2015. She joins Think today at noon to explore the history of war photography and look back on her forty years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Arts & Culture
6:42 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Autumn At The Arboretum: Pumpkins And Gourds And Squash, Oh My!

There are 65,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash out and about at the Arboretum.
Dallas Arboretum

It takes 50 well-trained professionals three full weeks to flip the calendar from summer to autumn at the Dallas arboretum. Creating a pumpkin village that spans an entire acre doesn’t happen overnight. The exhibit opens Saturday, Sept. 20.

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Contemporary Art
10:54 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Study Up for ‘Think’: Meet The Creators Of 'Art:21'

Katharina Grosse's installation of 'One Floor Up More Highly' combines sculptures made of dirt and wood with bright spray paint to create a sprawling and spectacular environment.
Art Evans Katharina Grosse

PBS debuts its seventh season of Art:21 on KERA next month.  The show features twentieth century contemporary artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America and takes viewers to their studios and installations. At 1 p.m. on Think, host Krys Boyd will talk to Susan Sollins, Art21’s executive producer and curator, before she's at Texas Theatre tonight. First, get acquainted with this season's artists.

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Arts & Culture
10:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Meet The Palestinian Artists Behind SMU's Current Exhibit

A still from Aissa Deebi's The Trial, which follows the story of Palestinian Communist Daoud Turki.
Aissa Deebi

Palestinians make up a significant part of Israel’s population at 20 percent. Artists in the Palestinian community have shared stories and experiences in the face of conflict in the region through various mediums. SMU's Pollock Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit “Where Are You From?” that runs until September 26. Exhibition curator Noah Simblist and participating artist Aissa Deebi join Krys Boyd today at 1 p.m. on Think.

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Arts & Culture
4:24 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Explore The Secrets Of The Meyerson Symphony Center

The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas turns 25 this year.
Dane Walters/KERA KERA

A concert hall to rival the best in the world.

In 1989, planners set the stakes high for the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. They persevered through two bond elections, a recession and public protests.

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': The Making Of The Meyerson

In looking back on the Meyerson’s 25 years, KERA-TV will air the documentary Frozen Music: The Making Of A Concert Hall on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m.
Jerome Weeks KERA News

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center's grand opening in the Dallas Arts District. To celebrate, author Laurie Shulman and Art&Seek reporter Jerome Weeks join Think at 1 p.m. to talk about the inception of the project and the construction of the building.

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Arts & Culture
8:23 am
Mon August 25, 2014

P.O.V. Highlights Dallas Energy Company

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Tonight, PBS airs a documentary called Big Men. The film follows Dallas energy company Kosmos, on a mission to strike it rich by finding oil in Ghana. Jim Musselman led the charge for the company. And this spring, ahead of Big Men’s theatrical release, he talked to KERA's Stephen Becker and Chris Vognar of The Dallas Morning News about negotiating a multibillion-dollar deal with a foreign government.

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Arts & Culture
6:30 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Sarah Jaffe Says Recording Her New Album Wasn't Easy

Sarah Jaffe performed Aug. 21 for KXT's Live Sessions. Her new album, "Don't Disconnect," is available now.
Dane Walters KERA News

Sarah Jaffe got her start strumming and singing in the clubs of Denton and Deep Ellum.  Her third album, Don't Disconnect, was released Tuesday and fans from the old days may not recognize her. The 28-year-old has embraced a new, lush electronic dance sound.  

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