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Jazz bowl or New Yorker, c. 1930-1931, Cowan Pottery Studio, maker, Rocky River, Ohio; Viktor Schreckengost, designer, earthenware, Dallas Museum of Art, The Patsy Lacy Griffith Collection, gift of Patsy Lacy Griffith by exchange 2010.32 Through Nov. 19 Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail is an ongoing exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. The DMA scoured its design collection and created a history of the cocktail. Here you'll find it all, from 19th-century punch bowls to Madmen-era shakers. The museum is at 1717 N. Harwood and is a short walk from St. Paul Station. It's also accessible by M-Line Trolley. Information: www.dma.org.

Through Jan. 7 Tom Sachs: Tea Ceremony presents Sachs' distinctive reworking of chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony - including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe. In the Nasher's indoor galleries, Sachs will set a tea house in a garden accessorized with variations on lanterns, gates, a wash basin, a plywood airplane lavatory, a koi pond, an ultra HD video wall with the sublime hyper-presence of Mt. Fuji, a bronze bonsai made of over 3,600 individually welded parts, and other objects of use and contemplation, all made from commonplace materials easily procured at local art supply stores or through the McMaster-Carr hardware catalogue. The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org.
Through May 6 The Journey to Space exhibition at the Perot Museum will take you as close to being in space as you can get without leaving Earth. It's an incredible and unforgettable hands-on, climb-aboard cosmic adventure of science fun and learning that you can't find anywhere else. You'll experience the sights, sounds, and smells on board an orbiting space station, and find out first-hand just what it takes to be an astronaut working in the hostile environment of space. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located at 2201 N. Field Street. Information: www.perotmuseum.org.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Le Divan Japonais, 1893, color lithograph, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Leon A. Harris, Jr. 1954.139 Through May 27 Whether depicting Paris's broad avenues or dazzling nightlife, painters, printmakers, and photographers were drawn to capturing everyday life in the city in the second half of the 19th century. Paris at the Turn of the Century features works on paper from the 1880s, 1890s, and early 1900s, drawn exclusively from the DMA's collection, that celebrate the French capital's beauty and dynamism, as well as its seedier and less glamorous aspects. The artists featured in the exhibiiton are Eugène Béjot, Pierre Bonnard, Félix Hilaire Buhot, Edgar Degas, Jean Louis Forain, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Théophile Alexandre Steinlen, Félix Vallotton, and Jacques Villon. The museum is at 1717 N. Harwood and is a short walk from St. Paul Station. It's also accessible by M-Line Trolley. Information: www.dma.org.

Arts & Letters Live is a literary and performing arts series for all ages that features award-winning authors and acclaimed performers. Hosted by the Dallas Museum of Art, the series is noted for its creative, interdisciplinary programming - combining literature with visual arts, music and film. Coming up:
Nov. 14 Annie Leibovitz is one of the great observers of the contemporary world, capturing the personalities of the past half-century in images that are both iconic and intimate. In an exclusive Dallas event, she will present a selection of defining works from her newly published Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005–2016. Location: McFarlin Memorial Auditorium on the SMU campus.
Nov. 16 In What Unites Us, a collection of wholly original essays, venerated television journalist Dan Rather celebrates our shared values and what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like. Krys Boyd, host and managing editor of Think on KERA, will moderate a conversation with Rather. Location: First United Methodist Church of Dallas, 1928 Ross Avenue, across the street from the DMA.
Nov. 29 Daniel Mendelsohn is an internationally bestselling author of seven books and an award-winning critic and essayist. The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million detailed his search for information about six relatives who perished in the Holocaust; it won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Jewish Book Award. He'll talk about his newest book, An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic, a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading - and reliving - Homer's epic masterpiece.
The museum is at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information: www.dma.org.


Nov. 16-18 Islamic Art Festival: The Language of Exchange. Join the Dallas Museum of Art for a three-day celebration, with a special DMA Member event on November 15, exploring Islamic art and culture in honor of the DMA's Keir Collection of Islamic Art. From talks to music performances to artist demonstrations, learn more about Islamic art and the influence it has had across cultures. All programs are FREE as part of the Islamic Art Festival. The DMA is at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information: www.dma.org.

Target First SaturdaysDec. 2 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.
Dec. 2 Big Idea: Space, Art Project: Movin' Out Frames
The Nasher Sculpture Center is located at 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org.

Dec. 6, 2017-Dec. 2, 2018 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: www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org.



The Perot Museum of Nature and Science The Perot Museum of Nature and Science offers dynamic experiences to stimulate curiosity in visitors of all ages. With 180,000 square feet of space, standing 170 feet tall (equivalent to an average 14-story building) the revolutionary Perot Museum extends beyond the typical "museum" perception. The extraordinary building and outdoor space serves as a living science lesson, offering provocative illustrations of engineering, technology and conservation. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is located at 2201 N. Field Street. Information: www.perotmuseum.org.

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: www.crowcollection.org.

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 tx.audubon.org.

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: www.dallasartsdistrict.org.

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


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