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Günther Förg, Untitled, 2008, Acrylic and oil on canvas, Courtesy of Matthew B. Gorson Oct. 21-Jan. 27 Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty surveys the prolific and provocative career of the late artist, who challenged the traditions of painting. This exhibition – the first major museum presentation of his work in the United States since 1989 – brings renewed attention to Förg's work, and is on view in the United States exclusively at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. Information:

Nov. 1 Conception Arts Show presents 40 of Dallas' best emerging artists displaying and selling their latest works. The event will feature painters, photographers, sculptors, and more, and will include live music. The show takes place at Community Beer Company, 1530 Inspiration Dr. Information:

Nov. 1 Jesmyn Ward reads at the First United Methodist Church, 1928 Ross Ave. in downtown Dallas. Hailed as the standout writer of her generation, Ward is known for her novels, memoir, and nonfiction. In 2017, she became the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction. Hailing from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Ward is deeply informed by the trauma of Katrina. Her themes include community bonds, familial love, racism and poverty. The reading, hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art's Moveable Feast Book Club, is at 7:30 p.m. Information:

Target First SaturdaysNov. 3 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.
Oct. 6 Big Idea: Expression, Art Project: Alter Egos
The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St.

Michael Connelly Nov. 6 The 17th Annual Dallas/Fort Worth Celebration of Reading is a lively and entertaining program featuring four authors sharing personal anecdotes and reading from their most recent works. This year's lineup includes a quartet of popular authors with intriguing stories to tell: Michael Connelly, Philipp Meyer, Ellie LeBlond Sosa and Michelle Staubach Grimes. The event is presented by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, and takes place at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

Through Dec. 2 Murillo at the Meadows: A 400th Anniversary Celebration. December of 2017 will witness the 400th birthday of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682), luminary of Golden Age Seville. The Meadows Museum is in possession of five of this star painter's works, more paintings by him than any other museum in the United States. This exhibition celebrates this painter by exhibiting the extraordinary holdings by Murillo at the Meadows together with paintings by his Sevillian contemporaries, thus resituating the artist within the artistic context with which he remains so intimately associated. The exhibition is at the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Boulevard on the SMU campus. Information:

Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie, Journey of the Human Spirit – The Emergence (Panel 1), 2001, Acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the Museum of Northern Arizona © Gene Balzer Through Dec. 2 Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit at the Dallas Museum of Art features a mural painting by Hopi artists Michael Kabotie and Delbridge Honanie displayed for the first time outside of Arizona. The 48-foot-wide work was inspired by wall paintings preceding European contact, and it depicts the history of the Hopi people - from their mythic emergence, through the arrival of Europeans, to the rebirth of old traditions. The mural is complemented by ancient to contemporary objects from the DMA's collection. The museum is at 1717 N. Harwood St., a short walk from St. Paul Station. Information:

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989), Gala and the Angelus of Millet Immediately Preceding the Arrival of the Conic Anamorphoses, 1933. Oil on wood, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (24.2 x 19.2 cm). National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Purchased 1975, 18456. Photo: NGA © 2018 Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society Through Dec. 9 Dali: Poetics of the Small, 1929-1936 at the Meadows Museum at SMU is the first in-depth showing of Salvador Dali's small-scale works. The collection of the Surrealist's small paintings all display his unmistakable style, and the exhibition examines his potential sources of inspiration. The Meadows Museum is at 5900 Bishop Blvd. Information:

Through Dec. 31 Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is a major exhibition at the African American Museum. With more than 300 artifacts, works of art and documents unearthed at Jefferson's famous plantation, it brings history to life. The acclaimed exhibition was a popular attraction at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in 2012, and it has been updated with new content. The African American Museum is the first to host the new touring exhibition. The museum is at 3536 Grand Ave. in Fair Park. Information:

Through Jan. 6 Ultimate Dinosaurs at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is exactly what the name implies. Based on groundbreaking research, the exhibition reveals a new breed of dinosaurs that evolved in South America, Africa and Madagascar. It's a fascinating study of species that are unfamiliar to most North Americans, and the ways that continental drift affected the evolution of dinosaurs. Highlights include 15 dinosaur casts, more than a dozen prehistoric specimens, lifelike recreations of the dinosaurs in the flesh, touchable fossils, play spaces for kids and more. This awesome exhibition is presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota. The Perot Museum is at 2201 North Field St. in Dallas. Information:

Charles Demuth, Buildings, 1930–1931, tempera and plumbago on composition board, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Art Association Purchase Fund, Deaccession Funds/City of Dallas (by exchange) in honor of Dr. Steven A. Nash, 1988.21 Through Jan. 6 Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art examines American culture from 1910s through World War II, and explores how the advent of technology shaped architecture, design, painting and photography. The exhibition is at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. Information:

Paul Signac, Mont St. Michel, Setting Sun, 1897, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc.
Paul Signac, Mont St. Michel, Setting Sun, 1897, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art,
The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc.
Through Feb. 17 An Enduring Legacy: The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Collection of Impressionist and Modern Art presents the magnificent final bequest of the Dallas Museum of Art's largest benefactors. Thirty-two 19th- and early 20th-century artworks include paintings, sculptures and works on paper. The exhibition features pieces by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Henry Moore, among many others. The DMA is at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information:

Runo Lagomarsino, ContraTiempos, 2010, dia projection loop, 27 original images in a Kodak slide projection carousel with timer, photo credit: Amilcar Packer, Courtesy the artist, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo and Francesca Minini, Milano. Through Feb. 17 Concentrations 61 at the Dallas Museum of Art is the first solo museum exhibition for Runo Lagomarsino, an internationally-based conceptual artist. His work transforms everyday objects and phrases into works of art that explore national identities, power and geography. Spanning two galleries, the exhibition features new commissions and previous works specifically reformatted for this event. The DMA is at 1717 N. Harwood St. in the Dallas Arts District. 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 Through Apr. 16 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 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:

Visit to make your reservation. Reservations and payment must be made in advance.

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