DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Dallas Morning News, and its comprehensive entertainment resource GuideLive, has made another important move for its readers active in the arts and culture community by hiring Dr. Richard Brettell as its full-time Visual Arts Critic. Brettell will remain in his position as the Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies at University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas).
“Rick Brettell is not only an internationally acclaimed art scholar, but also a lively writer who connects clearly with intelligent audiences. I am positive he will make a difference”
Brettell will become the face and voice for one of the most prominent and discerning audiences in North Texas. As visual arts critic, he will create stories on a regular basis for the Arts & Life section, GuideLive’s ArtsBlog and a major piece every two months for the Morning News.
“For the past 30 years, art has become my career, my muse and my passion,” said Brettell. “This is a great opportunity and responsibility to be honored as visual arts critic for one of the most artistically diverse cities in the United States. I look forward to establishing a larger presence for artists across North Texas, all of whom deserve more recognition and I am thrilled to provide that exposure.”
Brettell began his focus on art in 1971 at Yale University where he earned a B.A., an M.A. and a Ph.D. His first job out of college was as an academic program director and assistant professor at the University of Texas in Austin for its art department. From there, his career grew with positions at the Searle Curator of European Painting at the Art Institute in Chicago, as American Director and Co-Founder of FRAME (French Regional & American Museum Exchange) and has been at UT Dallas since 1998.
In addition to Brettell’s international experience, he was the McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art from 1988 to 1992.
“Rick Brettell is not only an internationally acclaimed art scholar, but also a lively writer who connects clearly with intelligent audiences. I am positive he will make a difference,” said Bob Mong, editor of The Dallas Morning News.
Brettell began his column for the Morning News and GuideLive September 9. For more information about this new position, subscriptions for the paper or other information on arts, culture or entertainment in Dallas/Fort Worth, visit www.DallasNews.com or www.GuideLive.com.
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