Dallas & Fort Worth, Special 2019 Exhibitions
DIOR: FROM PARIS TO THE WORLD
Dates: 19th May - 1st Sept, 2019
Location: Dallas Museum of Art
Dior: From Paris to the World surveys more than 70 years of the House of Dior's legacy and global influence. On view in Dallas May 19 through September 1, 2019, the DMA is the only other US venue for this extensive and highly anticipated retrospective of the celebrated Haute Couture house.
The exhibition will feature a selection of more than a hundred haute couture dresses, as well as accessories, photographs, original sketches, runway videos and other archival material, and trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house.
MONET: THE LATE YEARS
Dates: 16th June - 15th Sept, 2019
Location: Kimbell Art Museum
Through 52 paintings, the exhibition will trace the evolution of Monet’s practice from 1913, when he embarked on a reinvention of his painting style that led to increasingly bold and abstract works, up to his death in 1926. Assembled from major public and private collections in Europe, the United States, and Asia, including holdings from the Kimbell Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Monet: The Late Years will include more than twenty examples of Monet’s beloved water-lily paintings.
Art in Dallas
Boasting the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation and an array of vibrant and breathtaking visual and performing arts experiences across the city, Dallas offers world-class exhibits and adventures for culture lovers.
Top 5 Art Experiences in Dallas:
Crow Collection of Asian Art
The Crow Collection of Asian Art is one of only a handful of museums in the country dedicated solely to the arts and cultures of Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. Experience a peaceful world of beauty and spirituality in the heart of the city with pieces dating from 3500 B.C. to the early 20th century. Don't miss a glimpse at precious jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls and a rarely seen 2-by-28 foot sandstone façade of an 18th century Indian residence.
Nasher Sculpture Center
Open since October 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculptures in the world. The Center, which was designed by Prizker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, is located on a 2-acre in the heart of the Dallas Arts District.
Dallas Museum of Art
The pinnacle of art in Dallas is the Dallas Museum of Art. But with 24,000 works of art that span 5,000 years it is hard to know where to start and where to end. Get right to the good stuff with the museum's free docent-led art tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. The Spotlight Tours depart from the visitor's desk and zig-zags through the museum hitting the highlights of the museum's collection.
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, which opened on Dec. 1, 2012, 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 Sixth Floor Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located in the former Texas School Book Depository where significant evidence of a sniper was found following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Museum presents the social and political landscape of the early 1960s, chronicles President Kennedy's assassination and its aftermath, and reflects upon his lasting impact on our country and world.
Art in Fort Worth
Fort Worth is blessed to have a formal Cultural District and a thriving arts scene. From indoor exhibits and priceless art to outside music festivals and unique public art, here are a few of the opportunities to appreciate Fort Worth’s artsier side.
Top 5 Art Experiences in Fort Worth:
Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell's permanent collection contains holdings ranging from the third millennium B.C. to the mid-20th century, and includes major works by Fra Angelico, Velazquez, Bernini, Rembrandt, Goya, Monet, Cezanne, Picasso, Mondrian and Matisse. It is also home to Michelangelo's first known painting. The collection comprises Asian and non-Western as well as European art.
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Experience the world-renowned architect Tadao Ando's "Arbor for Art" in Fort Worth. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth maintains one of the foremost collections of international modern and contemporary art in the country. See the work of Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. Discover amazing contemporary works … displayed in a serene concrete and glass building surrounded by a magnificent reflecting pond.
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson (1906-2005), the Amon Carter Museum of American Art houses a preeminent collection of American art including painting, sculpture, and works on paper; it has been a Fort Worth institution since 1961. The collection spans early nineteenth-century expeditionary art to mid-twentieth century modernism and includes masterworks by artists such as Frederic Church, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent.
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
What do Annie Oakley, Georgia O'Keeffe, Patsy Cline, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sandra Day O'Connor and Jessie from Toy Story 2 have in common? You'll find them all at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the American West. This vibrant museum is an entertaining and intriguing look at the contributions of bold women who have displayed extraordinary courage and a pioneering spirit in their trail blazing efforts.
You'll be amazed as you walk through the 33,000 square feet of space devoted to interactive exhibits, rare photographs, fascinating artifacts, a traveling exhibit gallery and theater presentations.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is nestled within the Fort Worth Cultural District and houses a variety of science and history exhibitions. The Museum's permanent exhibitions include: DinoLabs & DinoDig, Energy Blast, Fort Worth Children's Museum, Innovation Studios and the Cattle Raisers Museum, a "museum within a museum". The Museum hosts a variety of world-class traveling exhibitions, as well.
The Museum is also home to the first Omni Theater, an IMAX Dome in the Southwest which features a 120-foot screen and the Noble Planetarium, which allows you to see more than 7,000 stars. The planetarium also features an exhibit area that contains large screens with up-to-the-minute views of the sun.