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Through Sept. 2 Mask Off is a group exhibition of artist made masks centering on artists from North Texas and curated by Darryl Ratcliff. These artists explore the thematics of the mask which has been a quintessential human symbol - one that has historically been used for protection, disguise, performance, and entertainment. The exhibit is in the Arthello Beck Gallery at the South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh Boulevard. Information:

Through Sept. 4 Uncover a world buried over time, in Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed at the Perot Museum. Explore the social, natural, and spiritual realms of the Maya – past and present – known for their monumental architecture, distinctive art, and intricate knowledge of astronomy and time. Behold secrets that lay hidden for centuries as you journey through an underworld cave, excavate an ancient burial site, and encounter the richness of Maya culture through hands-on explorations such as building arches, deciphering hieroglyphs, translating the Maya calendar, and more! Information:

Through Oct. 22 Drawing Power: The Editorial Art of John Knott settles in for a four-and-a-half month run at the Hall of State in Fair Park. From 1905 to 1957, John Knott was a mainstay of the Dallas Morning News's editorial page, where his incisive humor was matched by his flair as an illustrator. His work was reprinted in major American newspapers throughout his career. The Dallas Historical Society presents this entertaining and enlightening retrospective of his work, which captures half a century of history. The Hall of State is at 3939 Grand Ave., near Fair Park Station. Information:

Raoul Dufy, Self-portrait, 20th century, lithograph, Dallas Museum of Art, Foundation for the Arts, The Alfred and Juanita Bromberg Collection, bequest of Juanita K. Bromberg 2000.105.FA Through Nov. 5 Multiple Selves: Portraits in Print from Rembrandt to Rivera examines how the artist views him or herself as the subject of a work of art. The installation presents work drawn exclusively from the DMA's collection and features artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Diego Rivera, and Piet Mondrian. The introduction of photography in the mid-1880s, the evolution of art toward abstraction in the 20th century, and new scientific discoveries and disciplines -- such as psychology -- encouraged artists to create portraits that differed from lifelike interpretations. The works on view span from the 17th century through the 20th century and highlight this artistic change The Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information:

Through Nov. 5 Picasso/Rivera: Still Life and the Precedence of Form. This exhibit will afford a closer look at the development of Picasso's Still Life in a Landscape in the Meadows collection by presenting it together with its analogue from the Columbus Museum of Art as well as Rivera's variation on the theme from Austin. The visual dialogue taking place in 1915 between these two giants of modern art will be further outlined through the display of Rivera's 1915 Still Life with Bread Knife, a second generous loan from the Columbus Museum of Art. Beyond the rich anecdotes regarding the relationship of the two artists, this group of paintings provides an opportunity to find parallels as well as deviations between these canvases. In spite of limited wartime resources, 1914-15 proved to be a fecund era of creativity for both Picasso and Rivera. The exhibition is at the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Boulevard on the SMU campus. Information:

Jazz bowl or New Yorker, c. 1930-1931, Cowan Pottery Studio, maker, Rocky River, Ohio; Viktor Schreckengost, designer, earthenware, Dallas Museum of Art, The Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, gift of Patsy Lacy Griffith by exchange 2010.32 Through Nov. 12 Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail is an ongoing exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. The DMA scoured its design collection and created a history of the cocktail. Here you'll find it all, from 19th-century punch bowls to Madmen-era shakers. The museum is at 1717 N. Harwood and is a short walk from St. Paul Station. It's also accessible by M-Line Trolley. Information:

Aug. 29 Sips of Science: Three Minute Thesis Road Show is a competition celebrating the exciting research conducted by PhD candidates. In a Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), students have three minutes to present their research in an entertaining format easily understood by an audience with no background in the research area. Topics may range from treating PTSD to finding a cure for cancer. While you learn, sip on fun drinks from Angela's at the Crosswalk, the Downtown Plano spot known for its great comfort food and cocktails. The program is organized by UT Dallas, and the event is being hosted by Angela's, which is at 1010 E. 15th St. Information:

Target First SaturdaysSept. 2 Target First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center presents child-friendly programming from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and free admission for all until 5 p.m. Each month, families have the opportunity to focus on a "Big Idea," through a hands-on craft, take-home activity and a scavenger hunt. Discover and discuss each month's Big Idea on an interactive tour for the whole family. Exercise your detective skills to search the Nasher for art related to the month's Big Idea, and complete the hunt for a special prize. Express yourself by creating unique artworks connected to the month's Big Idea. Share in the joy of reading with storytellers from the Dallas Public Library. Join in the fun with an exciting, NasherKids Live! performance for families and young children. Live artist demos let you see how sculpture is made and feel the materials artists use at our live artist demos. Enjoy yoga with YogaSport among masterpieces of modern sculpture in the beautiful Nasher Garden. And when you're hungry, treat your little ones to kid-friendly NasherKids cuisine at Nasher Cafe.
Sept. 2 Big Idea: Expression, Art Project: Crowning Around
The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St.

Sept. 2 Snore and Explore. Go behind the scenes at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science with after-hours access to intriguing exhibits, exclusive demonstrations and hands-on discovery - with a late-night snack, 3D movie and light breakfast to round out the experience! The theme this go-around is "Wild About the Perot Museum." These group events are designed for children ages 6-14 (children under 6 cannot attend). The Perot is located at 2201 N. Field St., a short walk from Akard Station. Information:

Sept. 14 Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages that features award-winning authors and acclaimed performers. Hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art, the series is noted for its creative, interdisciplinary programming - combining literature with visual arts, music and film. Coming up:
Sept. 14 Ken Follett. One of the world's most successful authors talks about his latest historic masterpiece, A Column of Fire, set in a city torn apart by religious conflict during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
The museum is at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information:

Sept. 16-Jan. 7 Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony presents Sachs' distinctive reworking of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony - including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe. In the Nasher's indoor galleries, Sachs will set a tea house in a garden accessorized with variations on lanterns, gates, a wash basin, a plywood airplane lavatory, a koi pond, an ultra HD video wall with the sublime hyper-presence of Mt. Fuji, a bronze bonsai made of over 3,600 individually welded parts, and other objects of use and contemplation, all made from commonplace materials easily procured at local art supply stores or through the McMaster-Carr hardware catalogue. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St.

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science The Perot Museum of Nature and Science offers dynamic experiences to stimulate curiosity in visitors of all ages. With 180,000 square feet of space, standing 170 feet tall (equivalent to an average 14-story building) the revolutionary Perot Museum extends beyond the typical "museum" perception. The extraordinary building and outdoor space serves as a living science lesson, offering provocative illustrations of engineering, technology and conservation. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located at 2201 N. Field Street. Information:

Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete is at Crow Collection of Asian Art. This permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai showcases one of the Crow Collection's most recent and spectacular acquisitions - a complete set of samurai armor, one of the finest examples of its kind anywhere in the world. The suit of armor was originally created for Abe Masayoshi (1700–1769), the daimyo (a powerful landholding ruler) of Bingo province from 1715 until his death. In addition to components crafted by the best metalsmiths of the day, the armor includes a hoshi kabuto, or traditional Japanese helmet, made by the renowned armorer Neo Masanobu. The Crow Collection of Asian Art is located at 2010 Flora St. Information:

Trinity River Audubon CenterFree Third Thursday Discover the Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Blvd. Admission to the center is free on the Third Thursday of every month. Enjoy activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your lunch, and enjoy the shady riverbend picnic site, overlooking the Trinity River. Information: 214-398-TRAC (8722) or

Dallas Arts District First and Third Saturday of every month The Arts District Architecture Tour. Presented in partnership with the Dallas Center for Architecture, this 90-minute Dallas Arts District architecture walking tour is led by a trained tour guide and will examine buildings from the 1890's to the present day. You will explore the architectural detail of the District as well as the institutions, individuals and visionaries who are a part of this fascinating story. Tours are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the ceremonial entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art (Flora and Harwood). The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and is held rain or shine. More information:

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