When the Blanton’s upstairs galleries reopen in February, artist Sonya Clark’s formidable ten-foot portrait of Madam C.J. Walker (made entirely out of 3,840 combs!) will go on view. In a new blog, learn more from Curator Veronica Roberts about Madam Walker, her legacy, and how Clark’s portrait will be a “stop-you-in-your-tracks art experience” for Blanton visitors.
On a recent trip to Dallas, I checked into the DoubleTree Hotel and was promptly offered a warm chocolate chip cookie. The service was excellent from the cookie onward but as I wheeled my suitcase through the lobby, I couldn’t help but to notice that the interior décor felt standardized; I could just as easily