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Free First Saturdays July 2 Free First Saturdays at the Nasher Sculpture Center presents child-friendly programming from 11 a.m.-2 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:

Through Aug. 27 Partituren/Time Stands Still: Photographs by Michael Matthews and Michael Kruscha. Berlin-based artists Michael Kruscha and Michael Matthews come from different backgrounds, work in different media, and have very different artistic experiences and perspectives. Yet they have forged a deep personal and artistic friendship, evidenced by their shared interest in the malleability of photographic expression. The exhibit is in the Dupree Lobby Gallery at the Irving Arts Center is located at 3333 North MacArthur Blvd. Information:

Through Aug. 27 The ArtCentre of Plano presents Texas Sculpts. This exhibit will bring together nine outstanding, well-known North Texas sculptors for a nearly three-month exhibition of their works. Opening on June 4, Texas Sculpts will run until August 27, 2022, and is expected to draw thousands of visitors. The ArtCentre of Plano is located at 902 E. 16th St. Information:
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Through Sept. 5 Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall is a highly engaging exhibition that allows guests to experience the remarkable story of a true STEM pioneer. From childhood adventures in England to her revolutionary work in Tanzania, Dr. Goodall forged a path never traveled before, and her groundbreaking contributions from studying animals in the wild changed the scienceworld forever. This incredible exhibit showcases her adventurous and awe-inspiring life through an immersive projection experience of Tanzania's Gombe National Park, a hologram projection of Dr. Goodall narrating her impactful story, a replica of her research tent in Africa and so much more. The museum is located at 2201 N. Field St. Information:

Bib necklace, Cartier Paris, special order, 1947. Twisted 18-karat and 20-karat gold, platinum, brilliant- and baguette-cut diamonds, one heart-shaped faceted amethyst, twenty-seven emerald-cut amethysts, one oval faceted amethyst, turquoise cabochons. Nils Herrmann, Collection Cartier © Cartier Through Sept. 18 Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity is in the Chilton I and Chilton II Galleries at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St. This major exhibition traces Islamic art's influence on the objects created by Louis Cartier and the designers of the great French jewelry Maison from the early 20th century to today. The exhibition explores how Cartier's designers adapted forms and techniques from Islamic art, architecture, and jewelry, as well as materials from India, Iran and the Arab lands, synthesizing them into a modern stylistic language unique to the house of Cartier. Information:

Octavio Medellín
Octavio Medellín. Courtesy of Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University. Photographer: Jay Simmons
Through Jan. 15 Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form is on display through January 15, 2023 in the Tower Gallery at the Dallas Museum of Art. Octavio Medellín (1907-1999) was an influential Mexican American artist and teacher whose work helped shape the Texas art scene for six decades. The DMA is proud to present Octavio Medellín: Spirit and Form, the first-ever museum retrospective for the noted sculptor. The exhibition will include approximately 80 works, exploring the evolution of Medellín's sculptural practice, his public art commissions, and his legacy as a beloved and respected teacher. The DMA is at 1717 N. Harwood St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

July 7 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. This program is for ages 21+, so it is the perfect opportunity to experience the Museum without the daytime crowds. Admission is $5 for members and $25 for non-members. The museum is located at 2201 N. Field St. Information:

Saturdays, July 9-Aug. 6 This summer, AURORA is launching Art Quest, a month-long public art discovery and workshop program with an exciting game element. It will take place every Saturday from July 9th to August 6th in five Dallas neighborhoods: Bonton Neighborhood, Vickery Meadow, Bachman Lake, Pleasant Grove and Jubilee Park. For this occasion, AURORA has commissioned five artworks. These sculptures developed through the use of 3D printing technologies will be placed weekly at a new secret outdoor location. The clues for finding the hidden artwork will be revealed on the morning of each Art Quest. The first finder wins it and can collect it on the spot, along with a certificate of authenticity and information about the artwork and artist who created it.
  • July 9: Artwork by Andrew Scott at Jubilee Park
  • July 16: Artwork by Brooks Oliver at Bachman Lake
  • July 23: Artwork by Heather Gorham at Pleasant Grove
  • July 30: Artwork by Eric Trich at Bonton Rochester Park
  • Aug. 6: Artwork by Victor Enam at Vickery Meadow
  • Expanding its mission of merging art, technology and community, AURORA is additionally organizing two educational workshops about technology's influence on culture, led by artist Nitashia Johnson at Urban Arts Center, 807 Hutchins Rd.
  • July 23: Workshop by Nitashia Jackson at Urban Arts Center
  • July 27: Workshop by Nitashia Jackson at Urban Arts Center
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    The African American Museum in Fair Park has one of the largest collections of African American folk art in the country. The Billy R. Allen Folk Art Collection, named for a founding board member, has grown to include more than 500 objects. Dr. Warren and Sylvia Lowe of Lafayette, Louisiana, Sally Griffiths and Dr. Bobby Alexander of Dallas, Texas have been major contributors. Pieces from the collection are rotated, twice each year, in the Sam and Ruth Bussey Gallery. Artists include Clementine Hunter, Mose Tolliver, Reverend Johnnie Swearingen, David Butler, Sister Gertrude Morgan, and Isaac Smith to name a few. Information:
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    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.) 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:

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

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