Oct 15 8:10 pm "The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." #Nietzsche#birthday
Fireworks kicking off AURORA Prelude tonight!
"The Bell UH-1 Iroquois, or “Huey," was a particularly pivotal model used in the war, and it has recently gained a newfound importance in artist Steve Maloney’s traveling art installation Take Me Home Huey."
AURORA Prelude | October 21-22
"Prelude is a great way to experience a more intimate version of AURORA's showcase of light, video, and sound installations" this Friday and Saturday.
This Sunday Angels of Dance 'Dancing for the Cure' benefits women who can't afford breast cancer treatment.
Check out National Endowment for the Arts' round-up of creative apps to keep your artistic juices flowing on the go.
Here's a sneak peek at the art of Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017! This FREE, two-night art event will transform the exterior spaces of the Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center and AT&T Performing Arts Center with ten major, immersive art installations.
RSVP here for this Friday & Saturday: https://goo.gl/4ld4nR
The Moorland Family YMCA in Dallas at 2700 Flora St. is in the now-thriving Arts District. The building served Dallas’ African-American community from its initial construction in 1930 as the city’s only black YMCA until 1970. It’s now the home of the internationally known Dallas Black Dance Theatre.
“None of us had anticipated that the particular election this exhibition coincides with would be so remarkable in the sweep of American history and would in so many ways substantiate some of the themes and ideas addressed.” -Nasher Sculpture Center Director | Jeremy Strick
Join Dallas VideoFest this Tuesday for its 29th season opening with an UnSilent screening of F.W. Murnau’s Academy Award-winning classic film, Sunrise (1927). You’ll enjoy watching this bewitching story of love and redemption from the late silent movie era, accompanied by Dallas Chamber Symphony on its 5th season premiere.
"Students and teachers like artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Piet Mondian, László Moholy-Nagy; architect Mies van der Rohe; and furniture designer Marcel Breuer all tried to out-do one another by designing uniquely fantastical creations."
Open call for DAD grants until October 31st!
"Through the granting process, the Dallas Arts District wants to bring in projects that are site-specific and innovative in their programming—this is where accessibility and social engagement is key (it’s your time to shine, social practice artists!)." -Glasstire
Celebrate the full autumn moon tonight with Crow Collection of Asian Art at Klyde Warren Park with an outdoor picnic, calligraphy, tea ceremony, ikebana demonstrations, and haiku poetry. Enjoy a variety of Japanese music and dance performances, along with sky-gazing and moon activities, and a rabbit petting zoo.
"When Bill Candler, former president of the Oak Cliff Gem and Mineral Society, was 5 years old he found a few fossils out in the driveway and displayed them in his bedroom."
“This exhibition examines the relationship ancient Egyptians had with cats, which shares many commonalities with today’s society, as well as exploring the role cats played in mythology and the afterlife.” Dr. Agustín Arteaga | Dallas Museum of Art #meow
Grab your "wig in a box" and a pair of tix to HEDWIG on Broadway at the Winspear Opera House★ Tickets go on sale today☞
"We have to give our opinion, we have to say something, or we are a part of it. As an artist I am forced to say something." #Aiweiwei
"The 'Birds of Paradise' exhibit at the Perot Museum takes visitors on an extraordinary adventure to a distant island where 39 species of a colorful bird family flourish with unique courtship dance rituals and few predators." -Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Congratulations to 'Greatest living poet' Bob Dylan on receiving the Nobel prize in literature.
"From the fool’s gold mouthpiece the hollow horn
Plays wasted words, proves to warn
That he not busy being born is busy dying"
"Want to see the next Norah Jones, Chris Vo or Erykah Badu? Then visit the Sammons Lunch Jam, free outdoor concerts featuring performers from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts at noon today.
"For centuries, European artists adorned their canvases with pigment made from the pulverized remains of ancient Egyptians."
"The mission of the circle is to pool resources from its members to provide community grants that support social change and services for North Texas Asians. The nonprofit gave out its inaugural grants last December to four groups. The recipients are Asian Breast Health Outreach, IGNITE, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, the Asian Film Festival of Dallas and Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation."
Boo Killebrew's "play Miller, Mississippi, which follows a Southern family’s 'unraveling in the midst of societal change' from the Civil Rights era to the early ’90s, premieres at Dallas Theater Center in 2017." -American Theatre Magazine
The pioneering 1966 superhero series is pure eye candy, if not outright museum-worthy pop art. It's no wonder Andy Warhol was a major fan, who even made his own homage film.
Please join One Arts Plaza in Dallas Arts District for Artist Reception: Shawn Saumell - Retrospective on Thursday, October 13th. See the works of and meet this Award-Winning Photographer at a special reception in the lobby. Continue the evening at JM Gallery where you'll see Shawn's new work: The Phoinix Project.