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AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
■ “Facing the Rising Sun” contains photographs, found objects and historical documents that provide an insight into a community once called Freedman's Town and now known as Uptown. Interactive video kiosks allow visitors to see and hear from the people who knew Freedman's Town firsthand.
■ “Phenomenal Women” is an exhibition featuring local emerging female Africanamerican artists using their artistic voices and various media to express the power of black women. Through May 31.
■ “Reflections Through Digital Soul” features works by Andrew Scott, an artist and educator trained in sculpture who uses laser cutters, 3D printers and scanning to create objects, installations and immersing visual experiences through projection mapping. Scott is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. Through July 15.
AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
■ “From Remington to O’keeffe: The Carter’s Greatest Hits,” showcasing paintings, photographs and sculptures from the permanent collection, is on display during renovations as a way of delving into the museum’s legacy. Through June 2.
■ “Gabriel Dawe: Plexus No. 34” uses more than 80 miles of thread in 18 colors to fill the museum’s atrium with a giant indoor rainbow. Through June 2.
■ “With the Help of Friends” celebrates 15 photographs ranging from the 1930s to the present from the museum’s permanent collection. Look for a guide in the exhibition that explains many of the different photographic processes used over time. Through June 2.
ARLINGTON MUSEUM OF ART
■ “Donray Traveling Exhibits” includes the “Landscapes,” “Birds” and “Performers” displays. Each showcases contemporary American artist Donray’s style of painting emphasizing color and motion. Through Dec. 31.
THE BLACK ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS
■ “Building From Scratch … Sustaining the Legacy of an Institution and Its People” chronicles the cultural and artistic contributions made by Africanamerican artists and scholars who support TBAAL’S progress. The exhibit includes photographs, film footage, institutional documents, oral histories, celebrity memorabilia and archival items.
BRIDWELL LIBRARY AT SMU
■ “Monuments of Early Greek Printing” features landmark Greek publications from the early decades of printing, including classical literature, scholarship and learning materials and the earliest New Testaments. Through May 20.
■ “The Word Embodied: Scripture as Creative Inspiration in Twentiethcentury Book Arts” is an exhibition of artists’ books and fine press editions of the Bible. The show explores artistic philosophies, the inspiration behind specific works, the roles of illustration and letterform and the achievements of women in the book arts. Works by Salvador Dalí and Marc Chagall are among the many on display. Through June 15.
COLLIN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM
■ “Mckinney Then and Now” includes historic photos, artifacts and set designs of historic buildings depicting people, places and events that have helped shape Mckinney. Through March 2020.
■ EVENT The “Bad Boys and Desperadoes of Old Mckinney: Lies, Legends, Truths” trolley tour takes attendees where history was written and features stories about Texas historical figures including Bonnie and Clyde. April 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call 9725628790 to R.S.V.P. $10.
CROW MUSEUM OF ASIAN ART
■ “The Crow at Twenty,” part of the 20yearold museum’s grand reopening, highlights some of the most impressive masterworks from its permanent collection. Through Aug. 11.
■ “Hands and Earth: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics” features a selection of important works by master Japanese ceramic artists of the last 80 years. The exhibit showcases avantgarde ceramics of various shapes, glazes and surface treatments. Through Jan. 5.
LAST CHANCE “Jacob Hashimoto:
■ Clouds and Chaos” deals with the everevolving role of clouds in Asian cultures, from a Daoist symbol to a digital storage mechanism. To complement the central work, Nuvole, the museum has curated several of Hashimoto’s other works dealing with the ethereal nature and meaning of the symbol. Through April 14.
DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN
■ NEW “Celebrate the Children” is sculptor Gary Lee Price’s newest exhibit. The installation features more than 25 handcrafted bronze sculptures of children that guests can interact with throughout the garden. April 16Oct. 15.
DALLAS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
■ LAST CHANCE “Historic American Pop” is a collaborated historical perspective of abstract art with the words of Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt. The exhibit was created Laura Roosevelt, their greatgranddaughter. Through April 14.
■ “Women’s Suffrage in Texas” focuses on the long campaign for suffrage, from the movement’s early roots to the new struggles after the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Through August.
■ NEW “Battle of San Jacinto” features rare items from the battle, fought April 21, 1836, including Sam Houston’s handwritten report and Santa Anna’s spurs. This decisive battle led to Texas’ independence from Mexico. April 1521.
DALLAS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM/ CENTER FOR EDUCATION AND TOLERANCE
■ “One Day in the Holocaust” focuses on one day during the Holocaust — April 19, 1943 — when three major events happened: the 20th deportation train from Belgium was attacked by partisans; the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began; and the Bermuda Conference met. The exhibit also highlights the first European boxcar brought to the U.S. that likely transported Jews to concentration or extermination camps. Through July 31. Free museum admission on April 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
■ “Let Me Be Myself: The Life Story of Anne Frank” is an effort to tell Frank’s story in a modern way, addressing issues of identity, exclusion and discrimination. The exhibit includes a virtual reality component to explore the annex where she and her family hid. The 15minute VR tours are offered daily from 1 to 3 p.m. but must be booked online. Through August.
DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
■ “America Will Be!: Surveying the Contemporary Landscape” features works from the DMA’S permanent collection and presents the ways in which contemporary artists engage with landscapes. Through Oct. 6.
■ “Asian Textiles: Art and Trade Along the Silk Road” draws from the DMA’S collection and showcases examples of fine garments and ornamental hangings. Works on view come from India, Central Asia, China and Japan. Through Aug. 18.
■ “Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist” is dedicated to Morisot (184195), one of the founders of the French impressionist movement. The international exhibition focuses on her treatment of the modern figure. Featuring approximately 70 paintings from public and private collections, the show is the first dedicated presentation of her work in the United States since 1987. Through May 26.
■ “Jonas Wood” is the first major solo museum exhibition of work by the American painter. The exhibit includes 35 works across 13 years of Wood’s career and highlights the artist’s fascination with psychology, memory and the self. Through July 14.
■ “The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery” is the largest public presentation of the Keir Collection. The gallery highlights luster pottery, rock crystals, rare manuscripts and painted miniatures. Through April 26, 2020.
■ FREE EVENT The Charles Barr Memorial Concert features violinist Matthew Ho and pianist Yurie Iwasaki performing in memory of bassist Barr, a Dallas native. The duo will present music by Brahms, Dvorák and Tchaikovsky as part of the 201819 Bancroft Season. April 13 at 3 p.m.
■ EVENT Arts and Letters Live: Susan Choi and Nell Freudenberger spotlights Choi’s new novel Trust Exercise and Freudenberger’s Lost and Wanted. Both authors are recipients of Guggenheim fellowships and PEN America literary awards. April 14 at 3 p.m. $5.
■ FREE EVENT Gallery Talk: “America Will Be!” features a walk through the exhibit and a discussion about how natural and built environments intersect with representations of people and communities. April 17 at 12:15 p.m.
■ EVENT Arts and Letters Live: Rick Bragg and Helen Ellis celebrates The Best Cook in the World: Tales From My Momma’s
Table by Bragg and American Housewife by Ellis. Bragg’s food memoir and cookbook tells stories that framed his mother’s cooking and education. Ellis’ book is a humorous collection of essays on marriage and manners. April 17 at 7:30 p.m. $40.
DALLAS OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
■ “Art214” is a multivenue juried exhibition hosted by the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs as part of Dallas Arts Month, a celebration that takes place every April. There will be a showcase in five Dallas venues: Bath House Cultural Center, Latino Cultural Center, Moody Performance Hall, Oak Cliff Cultural Center and South Dallas Cultural Center. Each location will have works by a selection of local and regional artists, including firsttimers as well as artists with previous experience participating in Dallas Arts Month. At Moody Performance Hall through April 19; at the Bath House Cultural Center through April 20; at the South Dallas Cultural Center through May 25; at the Latino Cultural Center through May 25; and at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center on April 27May 31.
FONDREN LIBRARY AT SMU
■ “A Highway to the Pacific: Building the Transcontinental Railroad” is an exhibit of original pamphlets, maps, photographs, government surveys and other materials compiled to tell the story of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads. Through May 17.
FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY
■ FILM The Secret Life of Pets shows at the Omni Theater. The sequel to the animated film is coming this summer. April 13 and 20 at 4:50 p.m. $5.
■ FILM How to Train Your Dragon shows at the Omni Theater. The third film in the Dreamworks trilogy is in theaters now. April 13 and 20 at 7 p.m. $5
■ FREE EVENT “You Are Not Special: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence,” an evening with astrophysicist Paul Sutter, is part of the museum’s lecture series. Sutter breaks down complicated concepts, emphasizing the human and artistic aspects of the scientific process, and makes science accessible with his characteristic conversational, humorous
approach. April 15 at 6:15 p.m. Free general admission. $10 for a 5 p.m. reception and preferred lecture seating; $25 for Sutter’s book Our Place in the Universe, reception and preferred seating.
■ LAST CHANCE FILM Backyard Wilderness follows a young girl and her family as they discover the unexpected wonders of nature right in their backyard. Spanning a year around a suburban home next to the woods, the film displays various wildlife images and behavior — all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom. Through April 12. $8.
■ FILM Tornado Alley allows audiences to experience a tornado’s destructive power at close range. Through May 16. $8.
■ FILM Superpower Dogs is showing in the Omni Theater Imax Dome. The documentary showcases remarkable dogs who save lives, like Halo, a rookie puppy training to join an elite disaster response team, and Reef, a Newfoundland lifeguard with the Italian coast guard. Through Sept. 2. $8.
■ LAST CHANCE The Girl Scouts Cookie Box Creations display teams girls with women architects and engineers in a design contest to turn empty Girl Scout cookie boxes into freestanding structures. The display, with a “Girls Around the World” theme, depicts scenes representing Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Costa Rica, Japan, New Zealand and Canada. Through April 14.
GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL CENTER
■ “Presidential Retreats: Away From the White House” features four presidential retreats (including two in Texas): Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford; LBJ Ranch in Stonewall; Camp David in Frederick County, Maryland; and Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, Maine. The exhibit also explores other presidential retreats over the last two centuries from Mount Vernon to Maralago. Through Oct. 6.
GRANVILLE ARTS CENTER
■ The “Faith Artists 10Year Anniversary Show” celebrates faithbased and scriptureinspired visual arts. Through May 31.
HAMON ARTS LIBRARY AT SMU
■ “The Illusion of Being” features photographic works by DFW artists Lynné Bowman Cravens, Ross Faircloth and Ashley Whitt. Each artist utilizes lensbased media to investigate notions of reality as perceived by the self. Through May 19.
■ “Texas Women Artists: Selections From Bywaters Special Collections” is an exhibition of metalwork, photographs, prints and sculptures featuring Texas women artists who had early art training. Through August.
IRVING ARTS CENTER
■ “Nancy Macko: Fragile Bee” draws upon images of the honeybee society and combines elements of painting, printmaking, digital media, photography, video and installation. Through April 28.
■ NEW “Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs” celebrates the almost four decades of artistic accomplishments of the New Yorker cartoonist, illustrator and author. The exhibit offers the first presentation of
original works from Chast’s graphic memoir Can’t We Talk About Something
More Pleasant?, which chronicles her aging parents’ final years with heartfelt humor and emotion. April 13July 7.
KIMBELL ART MUSEUM
■ “The Lure of Dresden: Bellotto at the Court of Saxony” transports viewers to the splendor of 18thcentury Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. Over the course of a decade, Bernardo Bellotto produced dozens of depictions of the city as the court painter for Frederick Augustus II, king of Poland and elector of Saxony. Through April 28.
■ FREE EVENT The Friday Evening Music series features Tom Reynolds and Paul Unger this week. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Happy hour begins at 4 p.m., with live music by the Fort Worth Classical Guitar Society. April 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
■ FREE EVENT Spring Series: Bellotto in Context will screen “Exhibition on
Screen: Canaletto and the Art of Venice” in conjunction with “The Lure of Dresden” exhibit. The film series chronicles cultural history. April 14 at 2 p.m.
■ FREE EVENT The Friday Evening Lectures series features guest speakers who address various topics relating to the appreciation and interpretation of art. This week, Tony Sigel, senior conservator of objects and sculpture at Harvard Art Museums, will present “Sculpture Conservation in Action: Bernini’s ‘Modello for the Fountain of the Moor.’ ” April 12 from 6 to 7 p.m.
LATINO CULTURAL CENTER
■ FREE EVENT Cine de Oro will screen
Un Padre No Tan Padre. When Don Servando Villegas gets expelled from his retirement home, his son Francisco takes him in, and Servando finds out the truth about his son and his way of living. Rated PG13. April 17 at 10 a.m.
MEADOWS MUSEUM AT SMU
■ “Fortuny: Friends and Followers” explores the legacy and influence of Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny y Marsal. The exhibit brings together works by Fortuny and a diverse group of artists including French painters James Tissot and Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier. Through June 2.
■ FREE EVENT Meadows Family Day is part of Founders Day weekend activities across the SMU campus. Attendees can explore works by Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny and others. Enjoy handson art activities for tots to teens, a museumwide scavenger hunt and healthy snacks. April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH
■ “Focus: Analia Saban” features allnew works by Los Angeles artist Saban including tapestries and paintings based on the geometric patterns of computer circuitry. Through May 12.
■ LAST CHANCE “Focus: Dirk Braeckman” features deeply gray photographs of abstracted outdoor images by Belgian photographer Braeckman. He travels with a camera and captures what he sees, including hotel rooms, museums, vacant corridors, architectural details, oceans and unidentifiable interiors. Through April 14.
■ “Spaces and Places: Works From the Collection” gathers work by artists who address concepts of space and place and includes paintings, photographs and drawings by artists from around the world. Through May 12.
■ FILM Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. In this week’s film, Diane ,a woman fills her days helping others and desperately attempting to bond with her drugaddicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices and longdormant memories. April 1214. $10.
■ EVENT Tuesday Evenings at the Modern is a series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians and critics. This week, author Richard Meyer presents Queer and Now ,his book on criticism and theory regarding queer culture. Seating is limited to 250. April 16 at 7 p.m. $5 tickets available online April 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free admission tickets available at 5 p.m.
MUSEUM OF BIBLICAL ART
■ NEW “Beauty in Passion: The Narrative Paintings of Igor Samsonov” is an exhibition of 35 paintings by the Russian artist. The Bible is a primary source for many of Samsonov’s works, which show his contemporary approach to classical realism. Through June 9.
MUSEUM OF GEOMETRIC AND MADI ART
■ “Exposition in Blue” features the work of Hernan Jara, who was born in Ecuador and currently lives and works in France. Through April 21.
■ “Art in Three Dimensions” showcases the work of Ricardo Paniagua, who grew up in Dallas. Through April 21.
NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER
■ “Sterling Ruby: Sculpture” includes nearly 30 large and moderately scaled sculptures spanning Ruby’s expansive career. From monumental ceramic collages to soft sculptures incorporating dyed fabrics, Ruby’s works cross traditional divisions between media. Through April 21.
■ EVENT The 360 Speaker Series this month features a panel of market insiders who will discuss solutions for sustaining galleries, artists and collectors at every level. Complimentary wine reception with R.S.V.P. April 13 at 11 a.m. Free with museum admission.
NATIONAL COWGIRL MUSEUM AND HALL OF FAME
■ “It’s Never Just a Horse” recently opened after renovations to the museum’s second floor. The exhibition looks at the bond between women and horses, and the women who shaped the American West. The Wonder Woman costume created by Lindy Hemming and worn by Gal Gadot in the 2017 blockbuster movie will be on display for a limited time.
■ “Faux Real: Fashion Inspired by Nature” features permanent holdings of the Texas Fashion Collection at the University of North Texas. The exhibition features 15 ensembles made exclusively of vegan materials and synthetic surrogates that look and feel like animal skins. Through May 6.
OLD RED MUSEUM OF DALLAS COUNTY HISTORY AND CULTURE
■ “Dallas Curated: 50 Objects/50 Stories” celebrates the museum’s 10th anniversary. The exhibit focuses on the curator’s world of examining and mining stories from the museum’s collection that tell the story of Dallas. Through September.
PEROT MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
■ “The Art of the Brick” displays pieces constructed using only Lego bricks and includes original art and reimagined versions of famous works including van Gogh’s Starry Night. The interactive exhibit also includes building challenges, games and open play spaces for kids to enjoy. Through Aug. 18.
SCITECH DISCOVERY CENTER
■ “Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors” teaches visitors about space through interactive activities like going on a mission in a “spaceship” and operating devices used by astronomers. The national traveling exhibition includes 3,500 square feet of exhibits and was established with funding from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Through May 31.
SID RICHARDSON MUSEUM
■ “Another Frontier: Frederic Remington’s East” features paintings and artifacts on loan from a museum in New York, where the artist grew up. The exhibit includes paintings of a campsite at Chippewa Bay; sketches of Remington and his wife, Eva, in the St. Lawrence River; a photo of Remington in the studio of his summer home in Ingleneuk, N.Y.; and a 1908 diary. Through Sept. 8.
THE SIXTH FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA
■ “55 Years: President Kennedy on Magazine Covers 19632018” showcases how Kennedy’s image has been depicted on many popular magazine covers over the last five decades. Though Aug. 4.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS ART GALLERY
■ “Mirror Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar” features sculptures and prints from 1991 to the present by the Los Angeles artist. Saar’s pieces meditate on a range of experiences related to the African diaspora and explore the body as a site of identity. Through May 11.
UNT ON THE SQUARE
■ EVENT Thursday Night Music isa weekly performance series. This week’s event features classical and pop arrangements by the In Radiance Flute Quintet and UNT’S Classical Guitar Studio. April 18 from 7 to 9 p.m.