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Through Jan. 29 The ArtCentre of Plano will host an exhibition entitled Different Strokes: Women Who Paint from Dec. 4 through Jan. 29 at the ArtCentre located at 901 E. 16th St. in Plano. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m. The four women featured in the exhibition bring different styles and use different mediums. Featured is the art of Mina Daffine, Joan E. Hogge, Krista Miller and Maureen Uphues. Information:
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Vincent van Gogh, Olive Grove, July 1889, oil on canvas, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands. Photographer: Rik Klein Gotink
Vincent van Gogh, Olive Grove, July 1889, oil on canvas, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands. Photographer: Rik Klein Gotink
Through Feb. 6 Van Gogh and the Olive Groves is the first exhibition dedicated to the legendary artist's important olive grove series, produced in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the final year of his life. Co-organized by the DMA and the Van Gogh Museum, this groundbreaking presentation will premiere in October in Dallas, the only North American venue, and then travel to Amsterdam. This unprecedented exhibition contextualizes the olive grove series within the artist's career and reveals exciting new discoveries on the artist's techniques, materials, and palette through works drawn from public and private collections. The DMA is at 1717 N. Harwood St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

Through Feb. 26 Featuring 101 award/honor-winning titles, Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards, is the largest and most comprehensive presentation of Coretta Scott King illustrator winners and honorees ever assembled since the award was established in 1974. This touring exhibition is part of a national celebration of the Coretta Scott King Awards, celebrating 50 years as a champion of books about the African American experience. The exhibit is in the Dupree Lobby Gallery at the Irving Arts Center is located at 3333 North MacArthur Blvd. Information:

Through Feb. 27 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 Apr. 18 A groundbreaking and immersive virtual reality experience. Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Academy Award®-winning virtual reality experience CARNE Y ARENA (Virtually present, Physically invisible) explores the human condition of immigrants and refugees. The Nasher Sculpture Center and the George W. Bush Presidential Center in partnership with Emerson Collective, PHI Studio, and Legendary Entertainment present the immersive VR experience recounting the harrowing journey of Central American and Mexican refugees. CARNE y ARENA is presented for the first time in Texas, the state that shares the longest border with Mexico - over 1,200 miles - and a crossing point for many refugees. The installation opens in Fair Park in the Food & Fiber Pavilion after numerous sold-out runs in the U.S. and abroad. CARNE Y ARENA will be open to the public Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Information:
Through April 24 Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks, presented by Highland Capital Philanthropies, is on exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Discover the breathtaking precision and architectural detail of twenty of the world's most iconic skyscrapers and towers replicated by toy brick Legos that the whole family can enjoy in this highly engaging and interactive experience. The museum is located at 2201 N. Field St. Information:

Naudline Pierre, Lest You Fall, 2019, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Lay Family Acquisition Fund, 2020.8, © Naudline Pierre, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York
Naudline Pierre, Lest You Fall, 2019, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, Lay Family Acquisition Fund, 2020.8, © Naudline Pierre, courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York
Through May 15 Naudline Pierre: What Could Be Has Not Yet Appeared. The DMA presents the first solo museum exhibition of works by Naudline Pierre, whose vividly hued paintings portray opaque, otherworldly narratives through depictions of supernatural beings entangled in complex scenes of struggle and intimacy. Rearticulating historical tenets of religious painting, Pierre expresses the spiritual experience of transcendence through the means of an alter-ego figure who recurs throughout her works. This exhibition, which will feature the debut of five newly created paintings and the DMA's recent acquisition Lest You Fall, will consider the possibilities of speculation and fantasy in offering love, care, and routes for escape. The DMA is at 1717 N. Harwood St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

Jan. 29-Feb. 25 The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is pleased to present Jessica Baldivieso's solo exhibition Subtle Changes. Subtle Changes will feature Baldivieso's current body of work focusing on the use of receding line, gradated color, and scale to explore spatial experiences inside and outside the canvas. Jessica will also debut a new immersive painting installation inspired by the Catedral Metropolitana Basilica in her hometown of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. The Oak Cliff Cultural Center is located at 223 W Jefferson Blvd. Information:

Feb. 4-March 22 Paintings by Abi Salami is at the ArtCentre of Plano located at 901 E. 16th St. in Plano. Abi Salami is a self-taught artist who creates large-scale surrealist works that explore her experiences as a Nigerian immigrant and Black woman in the United States. Through the use of a personal visual lexicon made up of symbols, she explores topics such as memory, mental health and race. Information:
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Feb. 20-June 12 Murillo: Picturing the Prodigal Son. During the 1660s, Sevillian artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682) set out to paint the biblical parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11–32). Many artists tackling this subject focus on the story's conclusion - that is, the prodigal son's return from squandering his inheritance to be welcomed by his father's forgiveness rather than his wrath. Murillo's depiction, however, draws out the drama into a narrative cycle of six large canvases. Indeed, Murillo's paintings represent the first time a Spanish artist painted the story in serial form. In 2022, all six canvases will travel to the United States for the first time to be featured at the Meadows Museum, their only venue in this country. The Meadows Museum is located at 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. 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:

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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