The first art piece Suzanne Deal Booth shows me upon entering her riverside home in Austin is the James Turrell installation in her dining room. At first glance, it merely looks like a frameless magenta rectangle hung on the wall. Moving closer, though, I realize that it is not an object mounted on the wall, but, rather, a shallow space cut into it. The vibrant color, which changes throughout the day, is produced not from paint but L.E.D. lights projected onto a plane beyond the wall, creating an illusionary two-dimensional effect from the three-dimensional installation.
Art and Antiques Magazine
Arts patronage takes many forms. In the Renaissance, princes and popes commissioned such artists as Michelangelo and Raphael to build and decorate entire palaces. Today most collectors content themselves with supporting artists by collecting single works that enter their homes and collections. Patronage on a grander scale usually means writing a check or attending a fundraising event to help sponsor bigger projects like museum acquisitions or building projects. The Friends of Heritage Preservation (FoHP), a small group based in Los Angeles, has devised a new and effective approach to art patronage that not only helps fund projects in their own city but also takes them around the world.
Rice University Newsletter
Providing a dynamic union of art and education is the goal of Rice University newest partnership with the museum community of Houston. Rice University-Museum Collaborative Partnership representatives celebrated their union and joint ventures at a luncheon March 15 at Cohen House. Partnership representatives include the President’s Office; the School of Humanities, including the departments of Visual Arts and Art History and the Rice Art Gallery; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Menil Collection; and the Glassell School of Art.