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Free First Saturdays Dec. 7 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 presented in partnership with Neiman Marcus and Bank of America. Promotional support for Free First Saturdays is provided by Univision. DART is the public transportation partner for Free First Saturdays. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St. Information:

Through Dec. 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:

Hayashi Yasuo (b. 1928) House, 'Bend and Giving In,' 2006. Stoneware 14.25 x 13 x 9.5 inches. Jeffery and Carol Horvitz Collection. Photo by Yuko Weiner, Courtesy of Dai Ichi Art.
Hayashi Yasuo (b. 1928) House, 'Bend and Giving In,' 2006. Stoneware 14.25 x 13 x 9.5 inches. Jeffery and Carol Horvitz Collection. Photo by Yuko Weiner, Courtesy of Dai Ichi Art.
Through Jan. 5 Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics features an in-depth collection of important works by master Japanese ceramic artists. Most of the work is contemporary; Japanese ceramics artists are considered among the most innovative in the world. The exhibition at the Crow Museum of Asian Art draws from the largest collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics outside of Japan. Admission is free. The museum is located at 2010 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), (Greek, 1541–1614), <i>The Tears of Saint Peter</i>, 1580s. Oil on canvas. The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, UK; B.M.642. Through Jan. 12 El Greco, Goya and a Taste for Spain: Highlights from the Bowes Museum presents 11 works that John and Josephine Bowes acquired in 1863. The British couple collected art throughout the 1860s and 1870s, with a strong focus on underappreciated Spanish works of the time. The exhibition also will include selected archival materials that demonstrate John and Josephine's process of collecting, such as the annotated catalogue from their purchase of these paintings. The exhibition is at the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Information:

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863–1923), <i>Sketch for The Regency (recto)</i>, 1903. Pencil on paper, 8 5/8 x 12 ½ in. (22 x 31.7 cm). Meadows Museum, SMU, Dallas. Museum purchase with funds from Elizabeth Solender and Gary L. Scott and Cheryl and Kevin Vogel, MM.2018.02.a. Photo by Kevin Todora. Through Jan. 12 Sorolla in the Studio features paintings in the Meadows Museum's collection, as well as Female Nude (1902), on loan from a private collection in Spain. Sorolla y Bastida was already well-established when he created the painting, an exquisite portrait of his wife. The exhibition explores a key period in the artist's development, during which he worked in a variety of media. The works show the transformation of quickly rendered sketches into fully realized, large-scale compositions. The Meadows Museum is at 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. Information:

Through March 22 Focus On: Ragnar Kjartansson is a nine-channel video installation by the Icelandic artist. Each screen shows one of nine musicians interpreting a poem in different parts of a farmhouse. They engage the viewer both individually and collectively. The installation at the Dallas Museum of Art also features a commissioned work created from postcards that the artist wrote over the course of a year. The DMA is located at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information:

Through March 22 Focus On: Alex Katz is an installation of works by the American painter, who is one of the most recognized and widely exhibited artists of his generation. The unique presentation brings together his characteristic themes: portraits, landscapes, cut-outs, and party scenes. The exhibition is at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. Information:

Through March 22 Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind displays fossils of two recently discovered ancient human relatives (Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi). The fossils were unearthed in South Africa by a team that included the Perot Museum of Nature and Science's own Becca Peixotto. This is the first exhibition of its kind since "Lucy." The Perot Museum presents it in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (whose team discovered the pieces) and the National Geographic Society. The museum is located at 2201 N. Field 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 Through April 26 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:

Through July 5 Landscape of a Lifetime is Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto's transformation of the Dallas Museum of Art's concourse hall. A 153-foot mural covers the walls and ceiling in 24 shades of blue, evoking the transition from night to day. Other elements include intricate pen drawings of clouds, stars and celestial objects, as well as the recorded sounds of running water, rustling leaves and birds. The DMA is located 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 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
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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:

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

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