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Through May 27 Polly Smith: A Texas Journey, presented by the Dallas Historical Society, is on display at the Hall of State at Fair Park, 3939 Grand Avenue. In 1936, Polly Smith, a 27 year old photographer, undertook her first professional assignment - to photographically record the entire state of Texas. She crisscrossed the state by air, rail, and car to illustrate all of Texas for America. Her work was presented at the 1936 Centennial Exhibition and is a permanent part of the Hall of State. The entire remaining body of her work from that laborious journey is held in the Dallas Historical Archives and is the basis for this exhibit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Information: www.dallashistory.org.

DMA Through May 28 Passages in Modern Art: 1946 – 1996 is at the Dallas Museum of Art. Passages in Modern Art: 1946–1996 brings together objects from the DMA's acclaimed contemporary collection, including recent acquisitions, rarely seen works, and newly conserved paintings and sculpture. The Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 N. Harwood. Information: www.dallasmuseumofart.org.

Through June 11 Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera. Coinciding with the publication of the first catalogue raisonné of drawings by Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652), the Meadows Museum, in collaboration with the Museo del Prado, presents an exhibition of about fifty drawings (out of a total of some 160 sheets attributable to the artist), ten paintings, and a small selection of prints. The exhibition will highlight the variety of Ribera's drawings, the technical skill in his use of pen and ink and chalk, and the extraordinary originality of his subject matter, which includes anatomical figure studies, lively street scenes, capricious subjects, and scenes of martyrdom and torture. The exhibition is at the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Boulevard on the SMU campus. Information: www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org.

Through Jul. 16 México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde. This major exhibition exploring 50 years of Mexican modern art will make its first and only stop in the U.S. at the Dallas Museum of Art following its successful presentation at the Grand Palais, Paris. Organized in collaboration with the Secretaría de Cultura de México, México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde highlights new narratives in Mexico's modern art history. $16 with discounts for seniors, students, and military. DMA Members and children 11 and under are free. The Dallas Museum of Art is located at 1717 N. Harwood. Information: www.dallasmuseumofart.org.

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: perotmuseum.org.



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: www.perotmuseum.org.

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: www.crowcollection.org.

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 www.trinityriveraudubon.org.

Dallas Arts District First and Third Saturday of every month The Arts District Stroll, a 90-minute architecture walking tour is led by a trained docent 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 a.m. at the ceremonial entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art (Flora and Harwood). The tour is held rain or shine.

Visit www.thedallasartsdistrict.org to learn more and make your reservation or call 214-744-6642. Tour pricing is $10 for adults, $8 for Dallas Arts District and AIA Dallas members, $5 for seniors 65 and over and students with valid ID. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult.


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