This October feels different than usual. We are getting in the Halloween spirit with some of the haunting drawings from Target Texas, but also seeking peace and comfort in the impressionist landscapes and portraits of Across the Atlantic. Keep reading to learn more about a staff member’s favorite work of art on display – and what we are listening to, playing, and reading this month.
Kent Dorn, When the Music’s Over, 2020, graphite on tracing paper
“This piece makes me feel nostalgic. I saw many summer rock concerts at stages just like the one depicted by Kent Dorn. The stage reminds me of Corpus’ own Concrete Street Amphitheater, which is why I was immediately drawn to it. This piece is also relevant to current events since live music events are being cancelled due to Covid-19. I miss live music and can’t wait for everyone to enjoy it again safely.”
Favorite Listen & Play
Like Allison says in her staff selection, Kent Dorn’s large-scale drawings of musical scenes in Target Texas inspired us to examine some of our favorite music. Combining dark folk and sci-fi tinged songs, this playlist will lead you through the drawn worlds of the new exhibition, as if in a trance.
The video game, A Short Hike, allows you to explore a pixelated impressionist wilderness. You’ll even come across a plein air painter as you make your way up to the top of a mountain. This game captures the same beauty and peacefulness as the impressionist paintings in Across the Atlantic.
A fantastic article in the newest Arts and Culture Texas Magazine explores the themes of movement and mobility in our exhibition Across the Atlantic. Tarra Gaines’ conversation with AMST Curator Deborah Fullerton provides an excellent preview and history of this collection of paintings traveling to Corpus Christi from the Reading Public Museum in Pennsylvania.