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Through June 20 Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU's Collections celebrates the museum's unique association with the University. For the first time, the Meadows will host highlights from nine distinct campus collections at once, including the Underwood Law Library, G. William Jones Film and Video Collection, Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, the Shuler Museum of Paleontology, DeGolyer Library, the Department of Anthropology, Bridwell Library and the noted University Art Collection. Over 100 exquisite works of art, intriguing artifacts and rare specimens will be on display, many of which will be exhibited outside their home departments for the first time. The Meadows Museum is located at 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Information:

June 24 Thursdays on Tap at the Perot. Join in every Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. to experience the Perot Museum after-hours with a 21+ crowd and enjoy live music, drinks and food trucks from local businesses. Plus, get full access to all of the exhibit halls - including, for a limited time only, The Science of Guinness World Records exhibition. This program is for ages 21+, so it is the perfect opportunity to experience the Museum without the daytime crowds. Admission is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. The museum is located at 2201 N. Field St. Information:

Through July 10 Capturing the sweeping visual imagery of the original Lonesome Dove miniseries, the Lonesome Dove exhibition at the Irving Arts Center presents classic images taken during filming by Bill Wittliff, renowned photographer, writer, and executive producer of Lonesome Dove. The images, however, are worlds apart from ordinary production stills, depicting an extraordinary union of art, literature, and history. Lonesome Dove: Photographs by Bill Wittliff is created by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University, presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. Make a free timed reservation to view the exhibit in the Dupree Lobby gallery. The Irving Arts Center is located at 3333 North MacArthur Blvd. Information:

Through July 25 Juan Gris, Fantômas, 1915, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Fund Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris highlights the artist's pioneering and revolutionary contributions to the Cubist movement by focusing on his fascination with subjects drawn from everyday life. Co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art, this is the first U.S. exhibition in over 35 years dedicated to the Spanish artist Juan Gris. The DMA is located at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information:

Through July 31 Museum of Memories is an interactive art exhibit centered around positivity, creativity, and nostalgia, designed by Steffi Lynn. The exhibit is an hour long experience and consists of over 15+ different art rooms and murals for you to explore to your heart's content, all inspired by childhood memories with a taste of the 90s. It's open for a limited time so go check it out before it's too late! The museum is located at 4428 Main Street, Suite #200. Information:

Through Aug. 7 Jerry Dodd Inside and Out. The popular ArtCentre of Plano's H-E-B/Central Market Sculpture Garden Exhibition featuring works by Jerry Dodd has expanded from large-scale outdoor pieces to additional pieces that will be on view inside the Centre's Saigling House home as of May 8, 2021. Works in this exhibition include wall hangings, collages, digital prints, and freestanding sculpture pieces. The sculptures are painted steel and smaller versions of the exterior pieces in the sculpture garden. In describing his art, Dodd says, "The imagery in the prints juxtaposes ancient and modern, natural and industrial, serious and silly, fine art and popular images." The Art Centre of Plano is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. and located at located at 902 East 16th Street. Information:

Through Sept. 6 All around the world, people are pushing themselves to achieve new and amazing things. From the world's smallest stop motion film (hint: it's measured in nanometers), to the most drum beats in 60 seconds (2,400 beats or 40 beats per second!), to the most consecutive pinky pull-ups (36!), the world is full of fascinating people achieving strange and incredible feats. Now, for the first time ever, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is looking into the science behind these mesmerizing accomplishments with the new The Science of Guinness World Records exhibition. The museum is located at 2201 N. Field St. Information:

June 24-Sept. 25 Becoming featuring artist Valerie Gillespie. Becoming is an aesthetic exploration of the truth and illusion behind the often times unfortunate actions that stem from human nature. Our skin is what binds us physically, yet separates us emotionally. Through the use of pigment and skin tone, a visual representation of the pain of being the other is portrayed in each piece through the lens of an African American mother. In strength and with ones emotions guarded, pain is often times overlooked or ignored. The masks we wear daily contribute to the seclusion and loneliness of what it feels like to be Black in America. Becoming is a visual journey of the bold and beautiful elements that define African American women. It is this beauty that often creates the divide, but illuminates the magic that we possess. See the exhibit at the African American Museum in Fair Park. Information:

June 26-Sept. 11 Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. is at the African American Museum in Fair Park. This powerful, immersive exhibition uses art, photography, stories, quotes and historical materials to affirm the power of the African American journey and, ultimately, the American experience. Men of Change profiles revolutionary men - Muhammad Ali, James Baldwin, Ta-Nehisi Coates, W.E.B. Du Bois, Kendrick Lamar, Lebron James and more - who have altered the history and culture of this country. Seven categories - Storytellers, Myth-Breakers, Fathering, Community, Imagining, Catalysts and Loving - present different views of men most think they know. Men of Change was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and made possible through the generous support of the Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. Information:

Free First Saturdays Free First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center presents child-friendly programming from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and free admission for all until 5 p.m. Look, learn and love your time at the Nasher every first Saturday of the month. Bring the whole crew to create, discover and make new memories together. Each month features a rotating schedule of things to see and do. Free First Saturdays is made possible by leading support from the Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A, Trustee. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St. Information:

Oil Lamp in the Form of a Fabulous Beast, Iran, 12th–13th century, bronze, The Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art, K.1.2014.496 The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery is the largest-ever exhibition of one of the world's most important private collections of Islamic Art. The collection includes luster pottery, painted miniatures and rare manuscripts dating back as far as the 14th century. This long-term loan to the Dallas Museum of Art makes it the third-largest repository of Islamic art in the United States. The DMA is at 1717 N. Harwood St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

The Being Human Hall. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science unveils its first completely transformed exhibit hall since opening in 2012. There are twice as many interactive displays, tons of innovative content, and dozens of experiences offered in English and Spanish. Explore what it means to be human! Highlights include a rare display of a human brain with an intact spinal cord, and a virtual reality journey into the South African caves where anthropologists discovered a new human relative. Speak into an interactive device that lets you "see" your voice. Use your brain waves to fire off pulsing lights. And marvel at a dozen authentic stone tool artifacts, some more than a million years old, displayed by a replica of our famous relative "Lucy." The Perot Museum is at 2201 North Field St. in Dallas. Information:

Fierce Loyalty: A Samurai Complete is at Crow Museum of Asian Art. This permanent exhibition devoted to the art and culture of the Japanese samurai showcases one of the Crow Museum'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 Museum of Asian Art is located at 2010 Flora St. Information:

Trinity River Audubon Center Discover the Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 Great Trinity Forest Blvd. Trinity River Audubon Center Trails are now open. Make a Trail Hike Reservation and enjoy the center Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Gates close promptly at 2 p.m.) Note: The Great Hall, Exhibit Hall and Store are currently closed. Outdoor bathrooms are available. Information:
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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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