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March 30 – September 2019
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NOTICE: DART Rail operates normal weekend service
Aug 17-18 and Aug 24-25.
Downtown Dallas Rail Replacement Work
Resumes Aug 31-Sept 1.

Through Aug. 23 Future Retrospective: Master Shen-Long features items never before seen in an American museum. For more than 50 years, Master Shen-Long - a master of the classical Chinese arts of painting, poetry and calligraphy - has pioneered new approaches to his craft, making him one of the most innovative ink artists of his generation. The exhibition features sculptural and dynamic works dating from the 1980s to the present, ranging from canvas paintings hundreds of feet long, to Bowie knives with exquisitely carved blades. The showing is free and open to the public at the Crow Museum of Asian Art of the University of Texas at Dallas, 2010 Flora St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

Through Aug. 31 Museum of Memories is an interactive art exhibit centered around positivity, creativity, and nostalgia. The hour-long experience consists of a multiple art rooms and murals to explore. The art is inspired by childhood memories. The unique exhibit takes place at 4428 Main St., Suite 200, in East Dallas. Information:

Through Sept. 2 The Art of the Brick features intriguing works of art constructed using only LEGO® bricks. The critically acclaimed traveling exhibition at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science boasts the world's largest and most elaborate display of its kind. Created by renowned artist Nathan Sawaya, the exhibition includes both original pieces and reimagined versions of famous masterpieces, such as Van Gogh's Starry Night. There are also plenty of hands-on experiences, including building challenges and games. The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field St. in Dallas. Information:

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravggio, Martha and Mary Magdalene, c. 1598, oil and tempera on canvas, Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Kresge Foundation and Mrs. Edsel B. Ford, 73.268 Through Sept. 22 Caravaggio: Martha and Mary Magdalene is a rare opportunity to see an extraordinary work by an Old World painter. On loan to the Dallas Museum of Art from the Detroit Institute of Arts, the circa-1598 masterpiece depicts Mary Magdalene experiencing a spiritual awakening as her sister Martha counts on her fingers the reasons she should convert. Caravaggio is renowned as one of the greatest Baroque painters. Only six museums in the U.S. display his work – fewer than 10 paintings in all. A series of programs from July through September will explore Caravaggio's life, career and importance. The DMA is located at 1717 N. Harwood St. Information:

Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park No. 29, 1970, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Meadows Foundation, Incorporated
Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park No. 29, 1970, oil on canvas, Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Meadows Foundation, Incorporated
Through Oct. 6 America Will Be!: Surveying the Contemporary Landscape draws on works from the Dallas Museum of Arts' permanent collection. The exhibition explores the different ways artists have approached the intersection of landscapes and built environments, and how individuals and communities figure into it all. The landscape was used to mythologize the origins of America, creating an impression of unclaimed terrain and eliding the native inhabitants. The exhibition examines how the modern landscape might reflect a different America; its name comes from a Langston Hughes poem, in which the poet espoused a more inclusive American experience. The DMA is at 1717 N. Harwood St. in the Dallas Arts District. Information:

Gianfranco Ferré, Robe Hellébore, Dior Collection Haute Couture, Spring 1995. Photo ©Paolo Roversi/Art + Commerce Through Oct. 27 Dior: From Paris to the World surveys more than 70 years of the House of Dior's lavish embroidery, luxurious fabrics, and elegant silhouettes. The exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art features a dynamic selection of more than 100 dresses, as well as accessories, photographs, original sketches, runway videos, and other archival material. This exhibition profiles both Dior himself and subsequent artistic directors. The museum is located 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 April 26, 2020 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:

Free First Saturdays Sept. 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:

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. Sept. 15-Jan. 12, 2020 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:

Sept. 15-March 22, 2020 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:

Sept. 15-March 22, 2020 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:

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:

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