D/FW ART - Dallas Art Museums, Galleries and Artists & Fort Worth Art Museums, Galleries and Artists

Visual Art in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex
Plus Art in Texas and the Southwest
by joel Sampson, artist / engineer / musician

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Few cities have more art or better art than we now have in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. From the second largest contemporary art museum in the U.S. to the world class Nasher Sculpture Center - there is lots going on!

The Dallas / Fort Worth area (called the Metroplex) also has anactive group of working artists, art centers, and many great privategalleries. In addition to our six major art museums, we have severalsmaller art museums that are very special. This non-commercial web sitelists them all with links and a few comments.

We also feature the art museums in Texas and the Southwest. Texas is truly State of the Arts! And Oklahoma is OK too!

We have some great art in Big D and Cowtown! Y'all come and see it!

Dallas Art Gallery Openings
Saturday, May 14th

A big day of gallery openings in Dallas! I am organizing this by location to make it easier to plan your trip. I'll keep the data up a couple of weeks in case you miss the openings.

Valley House Gallery - 6616 Spring Valley (5:00 - 7:30pm)

Design District / Dragon Street
Barry Whistler - NEW LOCATION GRAND OPENING:315 Cole Street, Suite 120 (6:00 - 8:00pm)
Conduit Gallery - 1626-C Hi Line (6:00 - 8:00pm)
Craighead Green Gallery - 1011 Dragon (5:00 - 8:00pm)
Mary Tomás Gallery - 1110 Dragon (5:30 - 8:30pm)

Levee Street Area
Cris Worley Fine Arts - 1845 Levee St.(5:00 - 8:00pm)
Holly Johnson Gallery - 1845 Levee St.(5:00 - 8:00p)
Circuit 12 Contemporary - 1811 Levee (6:00 - 10:00pm)

Monitor Street
Galleri Urbane Dallas - 2277 Monitor St. 6:00 - 8:30pm)
Liliana Bloch Gallery - 2271 Monitor St. 6:00 - 9:00pm)
The Public Trust - 2271 Monitor St.(6:00 - 9:00pm)

Trinity Groove (Across the bridge)
Erin Cluley - 414 Fabrication (6:00 - 9:00pm)

New addition - East Dallas / Fair Park
Beefhaus - 833 Exposition Avenue (7:00 -10:00pm)
Is showing my friend from Houston, Emily Peacock. Don't miss this late stop!

Fort Worth Art Gallery Openings
Thursday, May 19th

William Cambell Contemporary Art - 4935 Byers (6:00 - 8:00pm)

Dallas Museum Late Nights
Friday, May 20

Both the DMA and Nasher are open until Midnight with music and many special events. Check their websites for a detailed schedule.

Dallas Art Gallery Openings
Satuday, May 21st

Sun to Moon - Alison Shaw, 1515 E. Levee Street (5:00 - 8:00pm)
LuminArte' - 1727 E. Levee Street (7:00 - 10:00pm)

DF/W and Texas Art Museum News

Vermmer at the DMA - The great 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer created fewer than forty paintings during his lifetime, and Young Woman Seated at a Virginal from 1670–72 is one of his last. A rare opportunity to view the work from a private collection.

Irving Penn - Beyond Beauty, also at Dallas Museum of Art.

Modern of Fort Worth - The Frank Stella exhibit is wonderful. It has a great deal of 3-d work plus some work drawings. There is still a great Motherwell show on the 2nd floor.

Thomas Hart Benton - Opened February 6, 2016 at the Amon Carter in Fort Worth. The show is titled American epics, Benton and Hollywood. The work on paper is especially good.

Future exhibits

Kaws - is back at the Modern of Fort Worth in October. His cartoon-like work is interesting.

Degas: A New Vision - Offers the most significant international survey in three decades of the work of Edgar Degas. Opens October 16th at the MFA in Houston. it includes over 200 works and is the only U.S. venue.

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