THE LATEST CULTURAL NEWS COVERING ALL ASPECTS
OF THE ARTS IN NORTH TEXAS: NE W EXHIBITS, NE W
PERFORMANCES, GALLERY OPENINGS, AND MORE.
01 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
Facing the Rising Sun: Freedman’s Cemetery typifies
the remnants of what was once the largest
African American enclave in Dallas. Souls
of Black Folk features a number of African
American folk art pieces generously gifted
to the museum, and Gems II displays works
acquired by the museum from 2000 to the
02 AMON CARTER MUSEUM OF ART
Texas artists establish their own portrait
traditions in Lone Star Portraits, through
Jan. 11. Fresh Perspectives: Benito Huerta and the
Collection showcases drawings, watercolors,
and prints by Benito Huerta displayed
alongside selected pieces from the museum’s
permanent collection. Through Jan. 11. On
display from Aug. 30–Jan. 25, Meet Me at
the Trinity: Photographs by Terry Evans exhibits
forty-one large-scale color photographs.
Image: Benito Huerta, Axis Mundi v. 2, 1997,
oil on canvas, © Benito Huerta, Collection
of the artist. cartermuseum.org
03 ANN AND GABRIEL BARBIER-
Each Thursday, the museum offers Lunchtime
Talks that discuss the historical and cultural
developments of Samurai warriors. Family
Day is held the first Saturday of each month
focusing on different aspects of Samurai
culture at every event. After-hours cocktail
tours will be held Aug. 28 and Sept. 25, and
a traveling tour of the collection on display
at The Kimbell will continue through Aug.
04 CROW COLLECTION OF ASIAN
While significant renovations will take place
at the museum during the months of August
and September, Shen Wei displays a series
of compositions in black, white, and gray
shown through Sept. 28. Seeing and Believing:
Krishna in the Art of B.G. Sharma features both
paintings and prints that honor the Hindu
god, Krishna, exhibited through Jan. 18.
05 DALLAS CONTEMPORARY
The bold pop-culture paintings of Richard
Phillips are on display in Negation of the
Universe, while An Artist Has a Past (Puffy
Clouds and Strong Cocktails) showcases 13 large
pieces by Julian Schnabel exhibited through
Aug. 10. September 21 marks the opening of
an exhibit featuring pieces by Mario Testino,
Piotr Uklanski, Cassandra Emswiler Burd,
and Loris Greaud that runs through Dec.
22. Image: Piotr Uklanski, Untitled (Tears of
Blood), 2011, ink and gesso on canvas, 79 x
59 in. dallascontemporary.org
06 DALLAS HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
Faces of the Ghetto: Their Lives are Our Lessons
presents the works of Jewish photographers
Mendel Grossman and Henryk Ross, who, as
inhabitants of the Łódź Ghetto, documented
their experiences at great personal risk.
Runs through Aug. 20. On Sept. 21, Peace
Day Dallas—Awareness Adventure celebrates
the International Day of Peace with a city
walk that highlights Dallas’s rich history.
07 DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART
Sept. 14–Jan. 4, Isa Genzken: Retrospective
features nearly 200 works in all media
created during the artist’s 40-year career,
many of which will be shown for the first
time in the U.S. at the DMA. Saturated: Dye-Decorated Cloths from North and West Africa
displays 11 decorative cloths created using
traditional techniques, shown Aug. 16– Oct.
12. Concentration 57: Slavs and Tatars continues
through Dec. 12. dallasmuseumofart.org
08 KIMBELL ART MUSEUM
Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel
Barbier-Mueller Collection continues through
Aug. 31, showcasing a series of exemplary
objects belonging to Japan’s military elite.
In conjunction with the exhibition, selected
documentaries chronicle the rich history
of Samurai warriors with a showing of One
Shot on Aug. 10, and Munch 150 on Aug. 24.
Studio Five 90 invites audiences to participate
in open-format art-making activities during
sessions held on Aug. 8 and Aug. 22.
09 LATINO CULTURAL CENTER
Target Second Saturday invites participants to
cultivate their interest in the arts through
engaging activities ranging from artisanal
crafts, digital photography, dance programs,
and much more through Aug. 9. Tex-Mex
Kitchens of Dallas celebrates the distinctive
cuisine and entrepreneurialism of the Latino
community, and its enduring presence in
the city. Through Aug. 30.